• Parent Reminder: Summer holiday  Read More

  • The King's School are delighted to receive a "Good" Ofsted result!  Read More

  • Welcoming OFSTED 2017  Read More

  • Vocal Group Farewell Concert - Monday 24th July 2017  Read More

  • National Stand Up To Bullying Day - 21.06.2017  Read More

  • Help for Parents/Students in the holidays  Read More

  • Letter from the Headteacher  Read More

  • Exam Timetable for Summer 2017  Read More

  • The Prince of Wales Hospice - Garden Party  Read More

  • BUS SERVICE 544  Read More

  • Year 9 Exam Timetable - May 2017  Read More

  • New GCSE Grades – useful information for parents  Read More

  • Raising Achievement for The King's School More Able Students  Read More

  • Struggling to sleep? (Advice for students and parents)  Read More

  • Mindset - How to cope with exams  Read More

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  • Cyber Safety  Read More


  • Education Health Care Plans – getting it right for your child  Read More

  • 5 steps to help stay safe on Black Friday/Cyber Monday  Read More

  • YEAR 11 TRIAL EXAMS - please follow the link to the timetable  Read More

  • Exam Dates Summer 2017  Read More

  • Home Learning Timetables  Read More

  • Exam Results  Read More

  • PE Department's Facebook Page  Read More

  • Christmas Newsletter  Read More

  • Year 10 Examinations  Read More

  • The King's School Open Morning - Monday 7th December 2015  Read More

  • Vocal Group Christmas Concert - Sunday 6th December 2pm-3pm  Read More

  • Trial Exams  Read More

  • Book Fair 27th Nov - 3rd Dec  Read More

  • Wakefield District Police and local schools - Working Together  Read More

  • Junior Survivor Holiday Club - October Half Term  Read More

  • Online Safety Guide for Parents  Read More

  • FREE digital info magazine for parents  Read More

  • Exam Dates for Summer 2016  Read More

  • The King's School Open Evening - Wednesday 23 September 2015  Read More

  • Christmas Craft Fair - Sunday 8th November 10am - 3pm  Read More

  • Home Learning Years 7 & 8  Read More

  • Home Learning Years 9, 10 & 11  Read More

  • ICT4C eSafeguarding - 'ParentInfo and Text Lingo!'  Read More

  • The Little Painting Challenge  Read More

  • School Calendars 2015-16 and 2016-17  Read More

Welcome to The King's School

We are a thriving, highly successful learning community of around 1,000 students. As a forward-looking and dynamic school we are committed to both individual and collective success – large enough to offer a wide range of subjects for study, yet small enough to be able to value every student and foster their unique talents and abilities to achieve our motto of ‘Success for All’.

Our highly qualified, dedicated staff and governors work tirelessly to provide the very best teaching and learning experience for each student. We are a fully comprehensive, inclusive school committed to providing equal access to a wide range of opportunities and creating a climate for learning in which every student is able to achieve his or her best.

High expectations for, and of, our students are set within a caring and supportive framework with high standards of achievement and behaviour. Individuals in our diverse community respect and value each other, whilst our extensive system of rewards and celebrations encourages the ambition to succeed.

Excellent examination results complement a superb extra-curricular programme, providing many exciting opportunities beyond the classroom. Our success is highly dependent on well-established, effective partnerships and strong relationships between students, staff, parents, and the wider communities – local, national and international. As part of The Pontefract Academies Trust, we work closely with our neighbouring Secondary and Primary schools, learning and developing best practice to raise standards for all the children in and around Pontefract.

We are a happy and energetic school, committed to pursuing excellence in all that we do. We hope you will be keen to join us and look forward to the positive contribution you can make to our learning community.

Barbara Tibbetts

News & Events

Summer Newsletter

The latest termly newsletter is now available to download and read: Read More…

Inventors Year 7 Enterprise Day

On Tuesday 18th July, our Year 7 students were given the opportunity to develop an invention, and then design, market and build a prototype. Read More…

The Prince of Wales Hospice Apprentice Challenge

Megan Goate, Leanne Ma and Scarlett Kilby-Paul recently took part in The Apprentice Challenge to raise funds for the Prince of Wales Hospice. Read More…

Apprenticeship Panel

On Thursday 6th July, The King’s School hosted an Apprenticeship panel made up of employers, apprentices and a training provider, which lasted an hour. Read More…

Parent Reminder: Summer holiday

School closes for Summer on Friday 21st July at 1.15pm. Read More…

Year 11 Leavers Prom 2017

This year’s Leaver’s Prom was held at The Kings Croft Hotel in Pontefract on Monday 10th July. Read More…

Year 10 Geography Trip to Bridlington

On Thursday 6th and Friday 7th July, 150 Year 10 GCSE Geography students travelled to Bridlington to perform fieldwork in preparation for their examinations next year Read More…

Barracks Fields pathway opens in Pontefract

Wakefield Council has opened a new surfaced pathway for cyclists and walkers in Pontefract. Read More…

Black Belt Achievement

Congratulations to one of our Year 8 students, Alfie Chamberlain Read More…