"Children at the heart. Transforming futures at the core."
A community school:
Located on the outskirts of Castleford, not far from Junction 32, Ackton Pastures is a community school with a big heart. As part of the Inspire Partnership Multi-Academy Trust, we pride ourselves on providing an exciting and enriching curriculum to our students, including visits and visitors to expand our knowledge and experiences. This ensures that not only do we learn more, we also remember more. We welcome our families to join us weekly to celebrate our learning and our successes, as well as throughout the year to learn alongside their children.
At the very heart of our curriculum are our values. We strive to be respectful, responsible, resilient whilst being tolerant, co-operative and using friendship. Each half term, we study a focus value while making links to our learning and our families. We share these values in our assemblies, in our classrooms and around the school. Where children are spotted demonstrating these values, they are given a sticker which encourages them to share and celebrate.
Pupils across school are also encouraged to recognise the importance of British Values and how they can help us make greater contributions to our wider world. We explore these values throughout our weekly Picture News lessons, discussing relevant worldwide topics and how we can respond as a good British citizen.
Come and join us!
Our doors are open! Our school community are invited to join us at annual events, such as our Christmas Fayre and Summer Gala, and we work hard to advertise these widely. Families are always welcome to drop in, we welcome past pupils returning to share their endeavours with us, and we hope to see you too. Please contact the school office if you would like to drop in and see some of the wonderful things we are working on!
Miss Katie Lea