Pontefract and District Girls High School

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Pontefract and District Girls High School
TypeGrammar school
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]


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]


  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. July 1948. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  5. ^ Wilson, Catherine (6 November 2008). "Girls' school reunion". Pontefract and Castleford Express. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  6. ^ "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.)

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Coordinates: 53°41′38″N 1°19′34″W / 53.694°N 1.326°W / 53.694; -1.326