Main Street, Kirk Smeaton, Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF8 3JY
10 reasons to choose Kirk Smeaton Church of England Primary School
Kirk Smeaton Church of England Primary School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 68. It is one of the best state primary schools in Pontefract and one of the 3 best independent or state primaries within 7 miles.
Kirk Smeaton Church of England Primary School is a state primary school for boys and girls (40%/60%) between the ages of 3 and 11 years. It is a Church of England voluntary controlled faith school. The school was also rated as Good by Ofsted in its last (2023) inspection. Reception places are usually oversubscribed every year, on first preference.
Average class size
Kirk Smeaton Church of England Primary School has four mixed-age classes, a nursery class, and an average class size of 25 pupils.
Exam results and leavers' destinations
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Kirk Smeaton Church of England Primary School achieves varied attainment scores, from the top 10% nationally to below the national average. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 19% of schools. At the end of Year 6 most pupils transfer to Brayton Academy, with some others transferring to Campsmount Academy or Snaith High School.
The Kirk Smeaton Church of England Primary School curriculum
School curriculum emphasises Christian social morality and also includes PSHE, French. There is topic-based and thematic teaching for some foundation subjects. There may be an occasional extra-curricular academic or hobby club.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and a residential trip for Years 3 to 6.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at Kirk Smeaton Church of England Primary School
School offers PE and up to 10 seasonal sports. Representative teams in some sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Kirk Smeaton Church of England Primary School
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Out of hours care from 7.45am to 5.30pm.
Find another school near Kirk Smeaton Church of England Primary School
Ackworth School (5.9 miles); Wakefield Independent School (8.6 miles); Queen Elizabeth Grammar School (14.5 miles).
Outwood Academy Adwick (6.4 miles); St Wilfrid’s Catholic High School & Sixth Form College: A Voluntary Academy (8.5 miles); Crofton Academy (10.8 miles).