Welcome

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

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News & Events

Easter Treats for King’s Readers!

Easter Treats for King’s Readers! Read More…

March Newsletter

March Newsletter Read More…

Roll up, roll up- read all about it!

On Thursday 22nd March 2018 and Monday 26th March 2018, the English Department organised a live performance of Macbeth and Jekyll and Hyde Read More…

Pontefract Food Bank Non-Uniform Donation

The Year 11 Citizenship team have been fortunate enough to have a recent visit from Mrs Kathryn Jarvis, a volunteer from the Pontefract Food Bank Read More…

Year 7 Workout Fundraiser For Lepra

On Monday 19th March, the whole of Year 7 took part in a workout in the sports hall, raising money for Lepra Read More…

The King’s School Parliament

Members of The King’s School Parliament have been busy working together Read More…

Bike Friendly Schools

Bike Friendly Schools is an exciting new scheme for schools in West Yorkshire Read More…

U16 Girls Basketball Winners

King’s Under 16s girls basketballers hosted Ackworth 6th Form on Tuesday 6th March. Read More…

Year 7 Netball Tournament – Runners Up

On Wednesday 7th March, the Year 7 netball team came runners-up in the Pontefract & Castleford netball tournament. Read More…