We are one of eight schools within the local, distinctive and inclusive academy schools known as the Pontefract Academies Trust. The King’s School 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 students 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

D&T Department – Knitting for Age UK

The D&T department have been busy knitting tiny hats for Innocent Smoothie, each worth a 25p donation to Age UK’s Big Knit. Read More…

Askham Bryan College Taster Day

Last week, Mrs Powney took 12 Year 10 students to Askham Bryan College for a taster day. All the students have a big interest in animals and are considering working with animals as a post 16 option. They had a … Read More…

Year 11 Leaver’s Prom

The Year 11 Leaver’s Prom will take place on Thursday 28th June at King’s Croft, Pontefract. Arrival from 6.30pm. Read More…

Year 8 SHINE Visit to York University

On Tuesday 22nd May, 27 Year 8 students spent a day at the University of York.
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May Newsletter

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Step into the NHS Schools’ Competition Winners

We are delighted to announce that two of our students have won the Step into the NHS schools’ competition for the Yorkshire and Humber region. Read More…

Year 7 Students Win Rocket Car Competition

Eleven Year 7 students took part in the regional final of the Race for the Line model rocket car competition… Read More…

A letter from Julian Appleyard OBE, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Pontefract Academies Trust 1Mb .pdf Download

Year 9 trip to Granada – Written by Alice Toon

Meeting at 1:30am, on a Monday morning was never going to be easy, but it was worth the lack of sleep as the experience we had in Granada… Read More…