Pontefract and District Girls High School

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Pontefract and District Girls High School
Location
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Information
TypeGrammar school
Established1912
Closed1987
GenderGirls
Age11 to 18

Pontefract and District Girls High School (aka Pontefract Girls' High School) was a grammar school for girls in Pontefract, West Yorkshire, England.[1][2]

History[edit]

The school on the site was originally built in the Victorian era as a slaughter house before being demolished. It was established in 1912 and closed when in 1987, Pontefract schools lost their sixth forms, with a sixth form college being established at NEW College, Pontefract on the same site. There was a centenary celebration in 2012.[3]

The school had its own magazine.[4]

After demolition, a Morrisons supermarket was opened on the site.[5]

Notable alumnae[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Class of 1972". Pontefract Heritage Group. Flickr. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Pontefract School Photographs: Gallery Two". Pontefract Photograph Gallery. UK: Pontefract. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  3. ^ "College marks centenary event". Pontefract & Castleford Express. UK. 2012. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Pontefract and District Girls High School Magazine". 66. Google Books. July 1948. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  5. ^ Wilson, Catherine (6 November 2008). "Girls' school reunion". Pontefract and Castleford Express. Retrieved 29 January 2018.

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Coordinates: 53°41′36.9″N 1°18′41.6″W / 53.693583°N 1.311556°W / 53.693583; -1.311556