• 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

  • Year 8 Options Evening  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

Volcano Eruptions

Volcano Eruptions Read More…

SEN 5-A-SIDE Football Tournament

SEN 5-A-SIDE Football Tournament Read More…

Drama students to perform at West Yorkshire Playhouse

On Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th March, our students performed the play ‘Remote’ to a small audience in the Drama studio. Read More…

Solar Eclipse

On Friday 20th March, students watched the eclipse on the school field. Mrs Lawson, Head of Science, thanked everyone who was out there making sure that the students all behaved and kept their glasses on. It was a good experience … Read More…

Keeping Your Children Safe Online

Keeping Your Children Safe Online Read More…

Eclipse/red nose day money

Eclipse/red nose day money Read More…

NHS Schools Enterprise Competition

The King’s School is proud to announce that three students: Sophie Ellam, Molly Evans and Molly Freeborn from Year 9 have been highly commended by the judges from The NHS Careers Team. This is a tremendous achievement, as over 1,700 … Read More…

A FREE Activities Afternoon for Mums and Daughters

A FREE Activities Afternoon for Mums and Daughters (6-16) will be held at Pontefract Squash & Leisure Club from noon til 3pm on Saturday 28th March 2015. Read More…

The Little Painting Challenge

The Little Painting Challenge Read More…