I am a young author who is currently undergoing a new project which is set in Castleford. I grew up in nearby Garforth and therefore have a fairly good knowledge of the area. My lead character is a 26 year old male from a working class family who grew up in the terraced streets close to Castleford High School (Academy).
As the novel will run through the character's early life, I am currently researching the schools in the area. Due to the changes in recent years, where schools have become academies and alike, I am requesting any information you may have about the schools in the area.
The character will have attended Cas High School (as it formerly known) between 1999 and 2004. I will, therefore, require information of surrounding Junior/Infant schools that he could have attended which are nearby.
I have looked at Castleford Park Junior Academy, however, information online as to the history of the school is limited. This is now aged 7 to 11. Has this always been the case or was it formerly an infant and junior school combined?
If this has always been aged 7 to 11 what school would have been a nearby infant school used by local residents prior to attending Cas Park?
The years in question for the junior years of my character's life are 1992 to 1999 so any information and history (such as; relevant incidents, name changes, teachers names etc), would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for taking the time to read this email and thank you for your help.