• Mill Hill Lane entrance is for students only from 30.10.2017  Read More

  • INSET Days - Friday 20th October & Friday 24th November  Read More

  • Christmas Craft Fair - Sunday 12th November 2017  Read More

  • The King's SEVEN - Classroom Expectations  Read More

  • GCSE Results 2017  Read More

  • CEO Succession Update - Press Release  Read More


The King’s School of Pontefract Academies Trust 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 pupils 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

Mill Hill Lane entrance is for students only from 30.10.2017

Mill Hill Lane entrance is for students only from 30.10.2017 Read More…

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Earlier this year, The King’s School became a Direct Licenced Centre for the running of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Read More…

Introducing the Student Leadership Team 2017-18

The King’s School is pleased to introduce our new Student Leadership Team for the year 2017-18: Read More…

Please Mrs Hewitt, Can I Have Some More?

In February 2018, Mrs Hewitt and her extremely talented cast of King’s students, will be taking to the stage to star in a production of ‘Oliver’. Read More…

Macmillan Coffee Morning

On Wednesday 27th September, The King’s School hosted a coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan. Read More…

Work Related Learning Day

The Army’s Engineering, IT & Communication and Logistics team visited The King’s School Read More…

XPO ASAS Global Enterprise Challenge

This year, 30 King’s students are participating in the XPO ASOS Global Enterprise Challenge. Read More…

INSET Days – Friday 20th October & Friday 24th November

INSET Days – Friday 20th October & Friday 24th November Read More…

First football victory for Year 7!

The Year 7 football team won their first match against Castleford High School on Thursday 21st September. Read More…