Skinner Lane, Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF8 1HG

01977 794 179

St Giles C of E Academy

Growing Together


School Drop off and Pick up Times


Site Rules:

  • Only one adult will be allowed on site with your children. If you wish to speak to your child’s teacher please use either dojo or make a telephone appointment by calling the school office.
  • All adults dropping off and picking up children to wear a face mask while on school property (unless genuinely exempt).
  • Children will be in their ‘class bubbles’ and social distancing within these bubbles cannot be and is not expected to be maintained between pupils.
  • There is a one way system in place around school which has been in place since 1st June and will remain in place for the foreseeable future.
  • There will be no assemblies or collective worships in the Hall. These will take place via Zoom from your child's classroom.
  • Break times and lunch times will be staggered, this is to ensure that there are fewer children in the hall and on the playground.
  • Breakfast club provision is now available. You just need to pre-book and pre-pay on ParentPay. Bookings need to be made before midnight on the Thursday before the week you require your children to attend. If you have any issues please contact the school office.
  • After school clubs – due to the requirements for additional cleaning we are unable to offer any after school clubs in the first instance. Again this will be reviewed in September.
  • We are a predominately a paperless school – all important information is communicated through our Facebook page and class dojo.
  • Our school holidays slightly differ to Wakefield’s. Please chick here for next year's term dates.


Please see our School Social Story document to help prepare your child for their return to school.

School Social Story Booklet

Are you and your children worried about their return to school? For further help and advice and fun activities to help you and your children return to school and work after lockdown - click here


In the event of a local lockdown learning resources and a weekly suggested timetable will be uploaded onto you child's class page. Please click the 'Class page' link below and then select your child's class to find out more information.