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  • 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

  • New Starters Notes 2015  Read More

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

  • School Leadership Magazine  Read More

  • London Theatre Experience  Read More

  • Is your son or daughter a leader?  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

Important Information – Arriva Bus Service 185

From Monday 22 February this Bus Service number changes from 185 to 186. Mornings (to school): 08:02 Castleford Bus Station 08:12 Airedale Magnet Shops 08:19 Hardwick Park 08:29 Pontefract Bus Station 08:38 Pontefract King’s School Afternoons (from school): 15:25 Pontefract … Read More…

PET Logo Competition Winners

The Pontefract Education Trust recently held a competition for students to design a new logo. The competition was a big success “thanks to all the hard work and effort put in by so many children in the PET!” Well done … Read More…

Catering Reminder: School Meal Cost

In 2015, the cost of a standard lunch at The King’s School was £1.80. This did not reflect the charging structure across other schools within the Pontefract Academies Trust or by the local Authority. Read More…

Safeguarding – CSE

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Christmas Jumper Day

On Friday 18th December, we held a Christmas Jumper Day to raise money for two charities. Read More…

Prince of Wales Hospice – Wrapped in Love

Students from The King’s School have been involved in the Prince of Wales Hospice ‘Wrapped in Love’ knitting challenge that aimed to wrap the hospice up in one big scarf. Read More…

Careers Fair – January 2016

On Tuesday 19th January, The King’s School held a Careers Fair in the main hall for Year 8, 10 and 11 students. Read More…

Royal Schools of Music Award

In Autumn 2015, Tiegan Callear, a member of The King’s School Vocal Group… Read More…

Year 11 Parents Evening – Useful Information

Please take a look at the attached document which provides useful information to Year 11 students and parents about the following Read More…