• World Book Day - Friday 2nd March  Read More

  • Leeds Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair 2018  Read More

  • February Newsletter  Read More

  • Exam Dates for Summer 2018  Read More

  • CEC Enterprise Challenge for Year 9  Read More

  • Direct Marketing Enterprise Challenge - Year 8  Read More

  • School Calendars 2017-18 and 2018-19  Read More

  • Parents' Evenings 2018  Read More

  • Performances of Macbeth and Jekyll & Hyde coming soon...  Read More

  • Oliver! Production - Wednesday 21st & Thursday 22nd February  Read More

  • The King's SEVEN - Classroom Expectations  Read More


The King’s School of Pontefract Academies Trust 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 pupils 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

World Book Day – Friday 2nd March

World Book Day – Friday 2nd March Read More…

Stars of the week

On Thursday 8th February, 16 Year 7 and Year 8 students received Head of School certificates… Read More…

Leeds Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair 2018

Leeds Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair 2018 Read More…

February Newsletter

February Newsletter Read More…

Politics & Debate Club News

This week, the school has been a polling station for the Wakefield Youth Parliament Elections Read More…

Attendance Focus Fortnight Winners

On the final day of the school term, The King’s School held celebration assemblies to celebrate the achievements of many students Read More…

Years 7 & 8 – 6 Clean Weeks Certificates

Over 150 Year 7 and 8 students achieved their 6 clean weeks award this week. Read More…

Exam Dates for Summer 2018

Exam Dates for Summer 2018 Read More…

The King’s School Careers Fair

On Wednesday 24th January, The King’s School hosted a Careers Fair for all Year 8 and 10 students to attend. Read More…