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Half Acres Primary School is a popular Community 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.  The building was adapted in 1993 to be a Junior and Infant School.  In 2009 the school changed status to a Primary School and in 2012 it was federated with Ackton Pastures Primary School in Castleford. In 2016 the building was extended in order to become a two form entry school.


Half Acres has an  Early Years Unit accommodating 60 full-time Reception children and currently 39 part-time Nursery children.  This Unit also has a special fenced outdoor learning area.


To the rear of the building is a large playing field belonging solely to the school. 


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 Half Acres can be found in our admission policies below.  Wakefield Council is responsible for coordinating the allocation of full-time school places.