• 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

  • Year 7 Photos Deadlines  Read More

  • Pontefract event for aspiring teachers  Read More

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

  • Interested in Adoption or Fostering?  Read More

  • Family Learning Full Course List 2015/16  Read More

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

  • Stay Out - Stay Safe  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

  • New Starters Notes 2015  Read More

  • Year 11 GCSE Results Day - Thursday 20th August  Read More

  • End of Summer Term Letter and Newsletter  Read More

  • Letter to parents (Ofsted results) june 2015  Read More

  • School Leadership Magazine  Read More

  • London Theatre Experience  Read More

  • Friends of Friarwood Valley Gardens  Read More

  • Worcester College Admissions Activities 2015  Read More

  • Is your son or daughter a leader?  Read More

  • Monday 4th May – May Day Holiday  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

Zumba Class for Prom Funds

On Friday 13th November, Year 11 students organised a Zumba-thon after school for students and staff to get involved in. Read More…

MFL Department Award

The King’s School’s MFL Department has been awarded the National Quality Label and the European Quality Label Read More…

Rugby Match Results

Four rugby matches took place on Saturday 7th November against Wales High school from Sheffield. Read More…

Annual 6k Run

The 6K run is an annual event that occurs at the Kings School at the end of every first half term of the academic year… Read More…

BTEC Engineering – Children In Need

The Year 9 BTEC Engineering groups have been producing keyrings and flashing badges to support Children in Need as part of their manufacturing lessons Read More…

WRL/Enterprise Day

Year 10 Engineering students spent a WRL/Enterprise day working with army soldiers from the Royal Mechanical and Electrical Engineers (REME) Read More…

Remembrance Assemblies 2015

The King’s School marked Remembrance this week with year group assemblies. Read More…

Sport Leadership Award

Seven Year 10 pupils have received their Sports Leadership Awards from Featherstone Rovers star, Jamie Cording and Headteacher, Mrs B Tibbetts. Read More…

Christmas Craft Fair

The King’s School was proud to host the return of its Christmas Craft Fair on Sunday 8th November.
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