• KS4 Revision  Read More

  • Raising Achievement for The King's School More Able Students  Read More

  • Struggling to sleep? (Advice for students and parents)  Read More

  • Mindset - How to cope with exams  Read More

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  • Cyber Safety  Read More


  • Education Health Care Plans – getting it right for your child  Read More

  • 5 steps to help stay safe on Black Friday/Cyber Monday  Read More

  • YEAR 11 TRIAL EXAMS - please follow the link to the timetable  Read More

  • Exam Dates Summer 2017  Read More

  • Home Learning Timetables  Read More

  • Exam Results  Read More

  • PE Department's Facebook Page  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

  • 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

Streetwise Drama Performance

On Wednesday 22 March, Year 7 students enjoyed a piece of drama delivered by the very talented “streetwise” company Read More…

KS4 Revision

Bloodhound SSC Race for the Line

On Tuesday 28th March a group of year 8 students took part in the ‘Bloodhound SSC Race for the Line’ competition Read More…

Raising Achievement for The King’s School More Able Students

We are pleased to release our newsletter which highlights the strategies and impact of the work we have done to raise the achievement of our More Able pupil Read More…

Lip Sync Battle

The King’s School held a very successful Lip Sync Battle on Tuesday 21st February. Read More…

Technology Tournament

On Tuesday 7th March, eight Year 8 students and four Year 9 students attended the Wakefield District Rotary Technology Tournament Read More…

GCSE Food Technology

GCSE Food Technology students recently completed their controlled assessment practical exam Read More…

Struggling to sleep? (Advice for students and parents)

This document has been written to give advice to students and their parents about the importance of having a good bedtime routine, including tips to make sure you get enough sleep. Read More…

Mindset – How to cope with exams

The BBC have introduced something called ‘Mindset’ which includes information on how to cope with exams and how to revise. Read More…