Welcome to Ackton Pastures Primary Academy!
"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. Each month 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. It is expected of every pupil and member of staff that we will demonstrate patience, tolerance and understanding of each other, that we will be thoughtful and determined in the face of challenge, that we will be courageous and responsible every day, and that we will maintain peaceful friendships which unify our community. Through respect and honesty, we will cooperate with each other. Above all, we appreciate each other and the opportunities we have been given. We treat each other equally and we trust each other - and this is how we build community.
Citizens of the Future:
Pupils across school are also encouraged to work towards a Citizen of the Future award. With four different stages, the awards allow pupils to seek out opportunities to demonstrate their understanding of British Values and how they can help us make greater contributions to our wider world. There are a variety of tasks and challenges to complete, which culminate in the pupils presenting their learning to the whole school or key stage. They then earn their certificate and badge. The Citizen of the Future award is hard-earned and sets the foundations for wider learning at secondary school and beyond.
Come and join us!
Our doors are open! Our community (and beyond) is 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!
Mrs Joanne Kershaw