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Ackton Pastures Primary Academy is a popular primary school in Castleford.  Children enter full-time education in September and transfer to a local high school at the end of Year 6.


The school educates children between the ages of 3 and 11 years.  In 2017, Ackton Pastures joined the Inspire Partnership Multi Academy Trust.


Ackton Pastures Early Years accommodates 45 full-time Reception children and 52 part-time Nursery children.  Reception and Nursery each have a special fenced outdoor learning area.


If you are thinking of applying for a place for your child at our school you are most welcome to come and visit us to have a look around.  Please contact the school office to arrange an appointment.


Full guidance regarding the admission criteria for Ackton Pastures can be found in our admission policies below. Wakefield Council is responsible for coordinating the allocation of full-time school places.