Half Acres Primary Academy is part of the Inspire Partnership Multi-Academy Trust (IPMAT). Most of our pupils live in Castleford but we also welcome children from the surrounding areas. The school grounds consist of separate Early Years Foundation Stage indoor and outdoor provision, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 outdoor play, an extensive playing field and a developing Forest School. The large school field hosts an outdoor stage, pavilion and a trim trail.
We pride ourselves on providing an exciting and enriched curriculum for our pupils, including visits and visitors to extend their experiences and enable them to know more, understand more and remember more. We welcome our families to join us throughout the year in celebrating successes both in and out of school. There are also a number of events for parents and carers to experience learning in action.
Interwoven throughout our curriculum and ethos, are embedded values that allow children to develop an understanding of themselves and appreciate the impact they have on other people and on the world in which they live. Ultimately, we endeavour to support children’s development of resilience which will enable them to overcome life’s challenges. Each half term we focus on a key value and share these values in our assemblies, in our classrooms and around the school. Where children are seen demonstrating these values, they are recognised which encourages them to share and celebrate.