Welcome to Holy Family & St. Michael’s!

Holy Family and St. Michael’s Catholic Primary school, Pontefract is an exciting, caring and successful primary school where pupils feel happy and well provided for.

Pupils’ contribution to the school, parishes and wider community is also outstanding; they willingly accept extra responsibilities and many have roles that help the smooth running of school life.


Our school is one of the family of Catholic schools in the Diocese of Leeds and has the example and message of Jesus Christ at the heart of all that it is.

At Holy Family, Pontefract, pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding. This all helps to provide a rich, creative, active and inclusive learning climate for everyone in our school.

Holy Family is situated on the outskirts of Pontefract, on Cobblers Lane, and is set in an attractive environment on the edge of a small estate of private houses. There is agricultural land to the side and rear. Holy Family & St. Michael’s opened on 17th April 1972.

The school is set in pleasant grounds with large playground areas, playing field and a wildlife and pond area which is used as an environmental resource for all pupils.