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
Headteacher

News & Events

The King’s school mark Remembrance Day

The King’s school marked Remembrance this week with the year group assemblies. They were supported by many representatives from the Ackworth and Pontefract branch of the Royal British Legion.
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Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Child Appeal

Year 7 and 8 have been putting together shoe boxes on behalf of the Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Child Appeal. Read More…

Year 11 Trial Exams

YEAR 11 TRIAL EXAMS Read More…

Bailey Willis (Year 9) represents England in 3 categories at kickboxing

Bailey Willis (Year 9) recently represented England in 3 categories at kickboxing Read More…

Year 8 Amy Royle, wins the U13 North East Regional Squash Championships

Amy Royle, Year 8, recently competed in the North East Regional Squash Championships and came 1st in the girls Under 13 category. Read More…

Wakefield’s Young People’s Safeguarding Charter

Wakefield’s Young People’s Safeguarding Charter Read More…

The King’s School is proud to announce that it has achieved the International Schools award

The King’s School is proud to announce that it has achieved the International Schools award Read More…

European Day of Languages

The King’s School recently held a European Day of Languages which gave the students the opportunity to taste a sample of foods from around Europe Read More…

Exam Dates Summer 2017

Exam Dates Summer 2017 Read More…