• Year 8 KS4 Information Evening – Thursday 12th March  Read More

  • INSET Day – Friday 27th March  Read More

  • Year 9 Parents Meeting - Wednesday 18th March  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

Year 8 KS4 Information Evening – Thursday 12th March

Year 8 KS4 Information Evening – Thursday 12th March

INSET Day – Friday 27th March

INSET Day – Friday 27th March

Careers Fair 28.01.2015

The King’s School held its first Careers Fair on Wednesday 28th January, in conjunction with Carleton High School and Ackworth School. 380 Year 10 students from the three schools attended and stall holders included Wakefield College, RAF, West Yorkshire Police, … Read More…

Year 9 Parents Meeting – Wednesday 18th March

Year 9 Parents Meeting – Wednesday 18th March

SEND Spring Fest

If you are a parent, carer or professional working or caring for a disabled child/young person – these events are for you! 17th February 2015 in Glasshoughton, 10.30am – 1.30pm 23rd February 2015 in Hemsworth, 6pm – 8pm. Free entry, … Read More…

Roadworks at Townend, Pontefract – Useful Information

Please look at the attached document and plan which sets out information on the roadworks in Pontefract, which are due to start in March 2015. Schools Letter – re: Start of Works 125Kb .pdf Download General Arrangement 148Kb .pdf Download

Wakefield Secondary Schools Literacy Competition WINNERS

‘Myths and Legends’ was the theme of a year 7 literacy topic, where students worked hard to improve their writing ability by producing an information booklet. Students from Wakefield schools entered the competition, which used topics on witches, werewolves, vampires … Read More…

The King’s Schools Enterprise Apprentice

This was run over a six week period with 30 students taking part. Students were set a different task every week, including a marketing challenge, setting up their own business in school and the final task was held at Pontefract … Read More…

Year 8 Recycle Enterprise Fashion Show

Wakefield Council challenged Year 8 pupils from Wakefield district to design and create an outfit from materials that would be sent to landfill (Sponsored by SHANKS). Read More…