Skinner Lane, Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF8 1HG

01977 794 179

St Giles C of E Academy

Growing Together


Effective from Monday, 23 March 2020, all schools will be closed until further notice. Work will be uploaded to your child's class page for your child to complete which can be accessed by clicking 'School Closure' above. Here you will also find the latest updates regarding the closure. Thank you

You should only send your child to school on Monday if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response.

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. 

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

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20 Mar Our Class 1/2 Family 🍎 (the wind didn’t want to play)

20 Mar Year One having a balloon party after PE this morning! "Let your smile change the world but don't let the world ch…

20 Mar We have been painting rainbows today in Class 1/2 🌈🎨 #Hope #StGilesCurriculum

20 Mar Year 4 had a great time enjoying the challenges of Rockstar Maths!

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