• 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

  • Pontefract Liquorice Festival  Read More

  • End of Summer Term 2016  Read More

  • Production of Annie  Read More

  • Possible strike action on Tuesday 5th July  Read More

  • Year 7 Storybook Competition  Read More

  • Summer Sports Camps  Read More

  • Year 10 Exam Timetable  Read More

  • PE Department's Facebook Page  Read More

  • Year 9 Exam Timetable  Read More

  • Uniform Ordering Process  Read More

  • Year 11 English & Mathematics intervention  Read More

  • Year 11 Study Leave  Read More

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  • "Let's Tackle Abuse Together - National Campaign"  Read More

  • Spring ISSP Newsletter  Read More

  • Newsletter - Easter 2016  Read More

  • Road Awareness Workshops  Read More

  • Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair - 14th March 2016  Read More

  • Parent Governor Vacancy  Read More

  • FREE Short Course: Money  Read More

  • Important Information - Arriva Bus Service 185  Read More

  • Catering Reminder: School Meal Cost  Read More

  • Safeguarding - CSE  Read More

  • Year 11 Parents Evening - Useful Information  Read More

  • Educate Against Hat  Read More

  • Battle of the Bands  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

Education Health Care Plans – getting it right for your child

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

Squash Success

Year 8 student Amy Royle and her Yorkshire team recently won the Girls under 13 National Squash County Championships. Read More…

Exam dates for 2017

Exam dates for 2017 Read More…

Getting started with computers

Are you interested in learning the basics of Information Technology, for example sending and receiving emails? Read More…

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

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

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


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…