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

Wakefield’s Young People’s Safeguarding Charter

Wakefield’s Young People’s Safeguarding Charter Read More…

The King’s School is proud to announce that it has achieved the International Schools award

The King’s School is proud to announce that it has achieved the International Schools award Read More…

European Day of Languages

The King’s School recently held a European Day of Languages which gave the students the opportunity to taste a sample of foods from around Europe Read More…

Exam Dates Summer 2017

Exam Dates Summer 2017 Read More…

Achievements of one of our Year 10 girls, Poppy Cooke

“The King’s School is extremely pleased to be able to share the following achievements of one of our Year 10 girls, Poppy Cooke. Read More…

Cash Wise Y 10 Enterprise/WRL Day

On Tuesday 20th September 60 Year 10 students attended a Cash Wise workshop which involved students gaining a better understanding of money and budgeting ,career paths, employability skills and life choices through engaging activities Read More…

Home Learning Timetables

Home Learning Timetables – Years 7 / 8 86Kb .pdf Download

Secondary Geography Quality Mark

The King’s School is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the Secondary Geography Quality Mark by the Geographical Association. Read More…

Choices@16 Careers Event

For details of a Choices@16 Careers Event, please follow the link Read More…