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Park Junior School
Medley Street, WF10 4BB Castleford
01977 722995

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Student Awards

Each week two children are chosen to receive an award for either an 'Outstanding  Contribution' or 'Setting A Good Example'

We also have special awards at the end of each term. One child is chosen from each class and these receive a prize and certificate. From these nominated pupils, one child is chosen as 'pupil of the term'. They have the additional honour of having their name inscribed on a school trophy.

Pupil of the term, Autumn 2006

At the end of each academic year a Year 6 pupil who has been a good representative of the school during their time here and 'most reflects the ethos of Park Junior' is chosen to receive our special 'Andrew Clay Memorial Trophy'.

Park Junior School aims to:-

  • Create a mutually supportive partnership between school, home and community
  • Provide equal opportunities through a broad balanced curriculum; to acquire knowledge, skills relevant to life and the ability to adapt these appropriately
  • Provide a stimulating, welcoming environment where children are encouraged and rewarded for their efforts.
  • Set a god example through promoting a positive attitude to learning
  • Provide equal opportunities to develop lively, enquiring, creative and imaginative minds meeting all new challenges and demands with confidence
  • Encourage every child to contribute to a caring and supportive community in which we all learn to respect and value each other, including opinions, beliefs and property
  • Create an ethos where adults and children feel safe, valued and happy
  • Foster a community where honesty and tolerance are encouraged and fighting and unkindness are unacceptable.

Our weekly awards reflect these aims and celebrate the successes of the children

The following information refers to the school year 2006-2007 and was correct at the time of publication but it should be understood that circumstances could change, thus causing some alteration in the details below.

School Uniform

  • Plain dark grey or black trousers or tailored shorts (not sportswear, leggings or denims)
  • Plain grey/red skirt
  • Plain white/red/grey shirt or blouse
  • Plain white/red/grey sweater, cardigan or school sweatshirt
  • Red/white summer dress
  • Red tie (optional)
  • Flat heeled shoes or sandals (not sling-backs or knee boots)
  • P.E. & Games


  • Black or white shorts (without pockets or drawstrings)
  • Leotard - red or black
  • Outdoors

  • Sports top in house colour (plain)
  • Shorts or Games Skirt
  • Trainers or Pumps
  • Football boots may be worn if appropriate
    • School sweatshirts and baseball hats (for sun protection) with the school logo can be purchased from school
    • The school operates a barefoot policy in the gymnasium
    • Footwear for games should not be worn in the school building
    • For health and safety reasons only one pair of earrings (small, flat stud) and no other jewellery may be worn in school, including belly-button or body piercing. Pupils Will be asked to remove these and also to remove earrings for PE and swimming.




    Admissions to the school are controlled by Wakefield Local Education Authority (the Education Committee of the District Council). Full details of the Authority's policy on admissions are given in the "Guide for Parents". This is available in all schools and at the Education Department.

    At this school, 90 pupils will normally be admitted in the school year beginning in September 2006. This is the admission limit set by the Authority.

    If there are more applications for admission to the school than there are places available, the Authority will give preference to children in the following order:

    1. Children with a statement of special needs which names the school;
    2. (i)Children who live in the school's catchment area and who are in public care at the time of admission;
      (ii)Children who live in the school's catchment area, who have brothers and sisters attending the school at the time of admission;                                                 (iii)Other Children who live in the school's catchment area;                               (iiii)Children who live in that part of the Primary school's catchment area which is designated as an option area;                                         
    3. Children who have brothers or sisters in attendance at the school 
    4. Children whose needs can, for specific reasons (e.g. medical, social), be met only at the school
    5. Other children, with priority being given to those living nearest to the school.

    Children will be placed in the appropriate category depending upon their circumstances at the proposed date of admission.

    In the event of any category being over-subscribed, places will be offered in the order of priority detailed above.

    * Wakefield LEA makes every effort to ensure that there will be a place for every child in their catchment area school. However, it cannot be guaranteed that this will always be the case. If you are in any doubt about the catchment area school for the area in which you live, please contact your local school or the Education Department's Admissions Team (see next page).

    ** The home addresses of some parents may fall into an area which forms part of the catchment area of two schools. Parents will be informed if they live in such a designated "option area" and will be asked to indicate their preferred school.

    *** This includes children with brothers or sisters who attend an infant/first or junior/middle school which is on the same site and which serves the same catchment area.

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