Pontefract and District Girls High School
|Pontefract and District Girls High School|
|Age||11 to 18|
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.
The school had its own magazine.
After demolition, a Morrisons supermarket was opened on the site.
- Jane Brooke, crime writer
- Barbara Castle, Baroness Castle of Blackburn, politician
- Jane Collins MEP, Ukip politician
- Shirley Nolan medical campaigner set up "Anthony Nolan" register
- "Class of 1972". Pontefract Heritage Group. Flickr. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
- "Pontefract School Photographs: Gallery Two". Pontefract Photograph Gallery. UK: Pontefract. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
- "College marks centenary event". Pontefract & Castleford Express. UK. 2012. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
- Pontefract and District Girls High School Magazine. 66. July 1948. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
- Wilson, Catherine (6 November 2008). "Girls' school reunion". Pontefract and Castleford Express. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
- "Nolan, Anthony Edward (1971–1979), inspiration of a medical charity". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. 2004. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/70172. Retrieved 14 August 2020. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)