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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

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal – Thank you

A huge THANK YOU from The King’s School Citizenship Department! Read More…

Faraday Challenge Day Winners

On Tuesday 21st November, five students went to Hemsworth Academy to compete in a Faraday Challenge Day run by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Read More…

The Apprentice Christmas Bauble Challenge

On Wednesday 6th December, fourteen Year 7 students attended a business trip to TJX Europe to present and sell their Christmas Baubles to a business panel Read More…

Christmas Events

Christmas Events Read More…

Girls Basketball Success

The King’s School’s Under 14s Girl’s Basketball team played in another close match on Wednesday this week, against Queen Ethelburgas Read More…

Table Tennis Match Results

On Wednesday 15th November, King’s (Years 9, 10 and 11) hosted Outwood in a Table Tennis match. Read More…

Remembrance Day 2017

The King’s school marked Remembrance last week with the year group assemblies. They were supported by many representatives from the Ackworth and Pontefract branch of the Royal British Legion. Read More…

Autumn Newsletter

Have you seen our recent Newsletter? Read More…

Non-uniform day – Friday 17th November

Students are to pay £1 for non-uniform day.
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