• Exam Dates for Summer 2016  Read More

  • Year 7 Photos Deadlines  Read More

  • Pontefract event for aspiring teachers  Read More

  • The King's School Open Evening - Wednesday 23 September 2015  Read More

  • Interested in Adoption or Fostering?  Read More

  • Family Learning Full Course List 2015/16  Read More

  • Christmas Craft Fair - Sunday 8th November 10am - 3pm  Read More

  • Stay Out - Stay Safe  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

  • Valley Gardens Free Family Music Festival  Read More

  • New Starters Notes 2015  Read More

  • Year 11 GCSE Results Day - Thursday 20th August  Read More

  • Timetable - Last Week - 13-17 July 2015  Read More

  • End of Summer Term Letter and Newsletter  Read More

  • Letter to parents (Ofsted results) june 2015  Read More

  • School Leadership Magazine  Read More

  • London Theatre Experience  Read More

  • Friends of Friarwood Valley Gardens  Read More

  • Summer Half Price Book Fair  Read More

  • Leeds Apprenticeship Event - Thursday 7th May  Read More

  • Worcester College Admissions Activities 2015  Read More

  • 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

‘Merchant of Venice’ Shakespeare Performance

On 22nd September, Year 11 students had the privilege of watching a live Shakespeare performance in the main hall. Read More…

£446.60 raised at MacMillan Coffee Morning

On Friday 25th September, Year 7 students held a Macmillan coffee morning for staff, students and members of the public Read More…

Exam Dates for Summer 2016

Exam Dates for Summer 2016 Read More…

The King’s School Library – New ‘Eclipse’ system

The King’s School Library – New ‘Eclipse’ system Read More…

Photography Exhibition to mark the Centenary of WW1

Over the summer, students from all years took part in a photography exhibition to mark the Centenary of WW1 Read More…

SEND Festival – Monday 9th November 2015

This year, the ‘Moving On’ event and the ‘Market Place’ event are joining in order to make information and guidance easily accessible. Read More…

Year 7 Photos Deadlines

Please could all Year 7 students return their photograph order forms (together with payment) to Main Reception by next Wednesday (07 October) at the latest. Read More…

Pontefract event for aspiring teachers

Anyone interested in becoming a teacher is invited to one of our special open evenings where they can find out all they need to know about training Read More…

The Thornton Suite – Official Opening

On Monday 21 September, The King’s School’s newly named Thornton Suite was opened by Councillor Peter Box. Read More…