• Run in the Sun at Thornes Park – 1st July 2015  Read More

  • Report Hate Crime!  Read More

  • Exams – Summer 2015  Read More

  • Local Offer - New Animations  Read More

  • Is your son or daughter a leader?  Read More

  • Monday 4th May – May Day Holiday  Read More

  • Keeping Your Children Safe Online  Read More

  • A FREE Activities Afternoon for Mums and Daughters  Read More

  • The Little Painting Challenge  Read More

  • Advice for Parents on Cyberbullying  Read More

  • CSE Know The Signs Campaign  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

Run in the Sun at Thornes Park – 1st July 2015

This is an opportunity for all ages to participate in either a 2 mile or a 4 mile run around Thornes Park on 1st July 2015. Read More…

Report Hate Crime!

Have you witnessed hate crime in your community? Or have you been abused because of your race, sexual orientation, disability, gender, culture or religion? Read More…

Exams – Summer 2015

The examination period is starting shortly and all Year 11 students have received a personalised timetable that shows the specific exams they are taking. Read More…

Wakefield District Cup Year 11 Football Final

Huge congratulations to the year 11s who played in the Wakefield District Cup Final vs Castleford High School. Read More…

Local Offer – New Animations

Wakefield Council have produced some new and exciting animation videos around SEN Support, including information on My Support Plans and Education, Health & Care Plans. Read More…

Is your son or daughter a leader?

Is your son or daughter a leader? Would you like them to further develop leadership skills with the Rotary Club? Read More…

Music Awards

The King’s School Pontefract Vocal Group and soloists performed in the school library on March 19th in what is becoming an annual event. Read More…

Monday 4th May – May Day Holiday

Monday 4th May – May Day Holiday Read More…

Volcano Eruptions

Volcano Eruptions Read More…