As part of our commitment to providing children with opportunities to develop in their Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural (SMSC) Education, we invest time in raising money for charity and strongly encourage our pupils to do the same.

Children have the option of choosing a charity of their own to support and the chance to plan their own fund-raising activities – which also feeds into our Enterprise initiative (see ‘Enterprise’ in Pupil Voice area).

Here are some of the causes we have supported recently:


  • Children In Need – We raised £283.44 for the 2015 event
  • Sport Relief – We raised £188.50 in 2016 by wearing something sporty
  • Poppy Appeal – We raised £241.59 for the 2015 appeal
  • Autism Awareness – We wore something blue on 15th March 2016 and raised £182.45 for this cause
  • Operation Christmas Child – Children contributed 51 shoeboxes of gifts and raised £174.19 with the PFA for this charity in 2015
  • Wakefield & District Downs Syndrome Support Group – A Year 5 bun sale raised £67.00 for this charity in May 2016
  • Text Santa – Christmas Jumper day in 2015 raised £162.75 for the Text Santa appeal; money was split between Macmillan Cancer Support, Make-A-Wish (UK) and Save the Children
  • The Children’s Society – The choir helped to raise £670.91 for this charity by singing Christmas Carols in the town centre




If you have a charity that you would like to support, think of a way to raise money and then put that plan into action!

Pontefract Academies Trust, a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 08445158. Registered office address: c/o St Mary’s Community Centre, The Circle, Chequerfield, Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF8 2AY Larks Hill J & I School Pontefract Academies Trust is not registered for VAT. Pontefract Academies Trust is an exempt charity.