We are one of eight schools within the local, distinctive and inclusive academy schools known as the Pontefract Academies Trust. The King’s School is a happy and successful 11-16 school where all students are valued, regardless of their background or ability. We are very proud of our school and in June 2017 The King’s School was judged as a ‘good’ school. This site should give you a flavour of what a wonderful place The King’s School is.

Our distinctive ethos combines high expectations and high standards in all aspects of school life with a strong sense of kindness, inclusivity and enjoyment. We deliver a traditional curriculum and provide an extensive extra-curricular programme. Our primary focus is to instil a lifelong love of learning, and to encourage all students to be confident, hard-working and ambitious. We want every student to leave The King’s School able to live a life full of opportunity and choice.

Our ethos is summarised by the words ‘Success for All’ and we take great pride in the high standards achieved by our students. They leave us as happy, well-qualified, confident and well-motivated young adults who go on to excel in local sixth-forms, colleges, universities and the wider world.

We are always delighted to meet parents or members of the community, so please do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to visit.

Mrs Elaine Briggs
Head of School


News & Events

Year 7 Students Win Rocket Car Competition

Eleven Year 7 students took part in the regional final of the Race for the Line model rocket car competition… Read More…

A letter from Julian Appleyard OBE, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Pontefract Academies Trust 1Mb .pdf Download

Year 9 trip to Granada – Written by Alice Toon

Meeting at 1:30am, on a Monday morning was never going to be easy, but it was worth the lack of sleep as the experience we had in Granada… Read More…

Well Done Year 7s

Well done to all Year 7s who completed the English Exam on Thursday 10th May – they conducted themselves excellently and will get their results in 2 weeks.

Year 10 Yorkshire Rugby Champions!

Year 10 became Yorkshire Champions on Saturday 5th May, after beating Rodillian in the final 19-5. This is the 4th year in a row, which is a fantastic achievement! Try scorers were Josh Milthorpe, Harvey Marks and Taylor Hardwick. Goal … Read More…

Year 10 Work Experience

Our year 10 students have completed a successful Work Experience placement week in March. Read More…

Snapchat – What parents need to know

NEW College Taster Day – Friday 13th July

Year 10 students are invited to attend a taster day at NEW College on 13th July.
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Wakefield College Taster Day – Wednesday 4th July

All of our Year 10 students are attending a Wakefield College taster day on Wednesday 4th July. Read More…