• 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

Letter to parents (Ofsted results) June 2015

Letter from Mrs Tibbetts to parents about the outcomes of the most recent OFSTED visit Read More…

Magna Carta Art Exhibition

Students from The King’s School have created some fantastic artwork to mark the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta. This artwork, along with others from local schools, is on display in Pontefract Library. Read More…

Geography Department Blakeney Visit – June 2015

Year 9 students went to the Norfolk Coast to visit and study coastal features. The group stayed for one night at Wells next the Sea Youth Hostel and they completed a beach study and a vegetation succession task at Stiffkey salt marsh. Read More…

Visit from Featherstone Rovers Star

Featherstone Rovers Rugby league star, Jamie Cording, visited The Kings School catering Department on Monday 1st June as part of the magic and summer bash Rugby League weekend celebration. Catering staff joined in the celebration by wearing their chosen rugby kit. Read More…

Alcohol Abuse Prevention Day

Fresh Knowledge came to The King’s School to delivery workshops to students on Alcohol Abuse Prevention. Read More…

School Leadership Magazine

The student leadership team have worked very hard to promote leadership within the school this year. Read More…

London Theatre Experience

The Creative Arts Faculty will be taking 29 students to London on 15th -16th July 2015. They will enjoy performances of War Horse and Billy Elliott as well as backstage theatre tours and a dance workshop at Pineapple Studios.
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Team GB at The French National Games

Thomas Raddings, an ex King’s School student, was selected to travel with Team GB to the Special Olympics French National Games after competing in 2 National Special Olympics events earlier this year. Read More…

King’s of the Track

Two Wakefield League events organised by Rob Hulme from Ossett Academy took place. Read More…