Skinner Lane, Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF8 1HG

01977 794 179

St Giles C of E Academy

Growing Together


Follow the link above for educational resources, information to help you explain the situation to your children, how to discuss their worries and anxieties, fun activity ideas, how to apply for Free School Meal Vouchers and contacts for you gain access to extra support if needed.

All schools remain closed at the moment to years 2,3,4 & 5. Work will be uploaded to your child's class page for your child to complete which can be accessed by clicking 'Home Learning' above. School is open to children in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 if you have informed school that your child will attend and you have received confirmation from school that your child has a place. You will also find the latest updates regarding closure and the proposed phased re-opening of schools by clicking 'School Closure' above. Thank you

Parents with children in Year 2, 3, 4 & 5, you should only send your child to school if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response. Click here and follow the information flow chart to see if you should send your child into school

If you are able to keep your child at home, you should.

Parents, please keep your eye on Facebook and Class Dojo for School Closure updates. 

A message from our staff... 

Welcome to St Giles C of E Academy

 Our Vision Statement: 

St Giles is not just a place, it’s a feeling.

A feeling that is part of you 

and stays there forever.

A feeling of respect: a hope for the future.

A feeling that fills you with the confidence to achieve anything.

A feeling of faith, love; where we grow together.


The kingdom of God is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth. Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch in its shade.”
Mark 4:30-34


At St Giles we have children who are enthusiastic, polite and caring; parents who are supportive both to the school and towards their child’s learning and a very dedicated, professional body of staff. We strive to ensure the children enjoy their learning and make good progress through taking part in exciting and motivating lessons and experiences. 

Throughout the year Our Christian Values are embedded in all we do and we are very proud to be a part of the community we serve. We have close links with St Giles Church and All Saints Church and are enriched with regular visits to school by Father Mark and whole school worship held at both churches throughout the year.

As a school, we have a strong focus on learning and in helping children become effective life-long learners. We also focus on children's emotional, social, physical and spiritual development.

We strive for excellence in all areas.

Whether you are an existing parent or a prospective parent I hope that our website will give you a flavour of our school and the opportunities and experiences the children who attend our school have access to.

Mr R Grace - Headteacher


St Giles Academy Pontefract @stgilesacademy

7 Jul Year 2 bubble are busy making mermaids and octopuses this afternoon.

7 Jul This week Y6 are dreaming or sunnier climates! We are designing our own desert islands, plotting them on the atlas…

7 Jul At the beginning of lockdown, Ede had never used a frisbee. Each week he has persevered and now loves playing with…

3 Jul Some Literacy home learning sent in by Class 1/2 - Well done!🤩

3 Jul Today Bubble 1B completed the ‘Rainbow Sweet Experiment’. We made predictions about which type of sweet would be qu…

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School Closes17Jul2020

Summer School Holiday18Jul2020

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