Larks Hill is a Junior & Infant School for children aged 5-11. The school was opened in September 1974 and is situated within a large private housing development on the south-western side of Pontefract. The school can accommodate 210 children.

Larks Hill became an Academy on 1 April 2013 and is part of Pontefract Academies Trust (PAT). It is also a member of the Pontefract Education Trust (PET).

Larks Hill has been awarded Foundation Level of International School status and is currently working towards achieving the full award. Larks Hill is also an Eco-School, having been awarded the top Green Flag award over two consecutive assessment periods. The school has also been identified as a lead school for the promotion of French as a Modern Foreign Language, and has made extensive links with French-speaking schools in Ghana and Uganda. These links promote multiculturalism and global citizenship.