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
Headteacher

Latest News

Forthcoming Events – Creative Arts Faculty

11th November – Our performing arts and drama students will be showcasing devised theatrical performances from their work on WW1. The event starts at 5.00pm and is a free event. All welcome 7th December – Join our Vocal Group at … Read More…

Battle of the Bands

Year 11 students, Lili Endecott and Caitlin Bellas competed in the recent Battle of the Bands held at Wakefield Unity Works in October. They competed against seven other Wakefield Schools and won with their own composition. They were presented with … Read More…

“Tomorrow’s Engineers Week”

This week is “Tomorrow’s Engineers Week” and to promote this to students there is a set of careers information cards around the corridors for students to take part in a QR code treasure hunt. Read More…

Xmas Book Fair

Xmas Book Fair – Tuesday 2nd to Monday 8th December Read More…

Crocheted poppies for WW1 Commemoration

The funds from the crocheted poppies for WW1 Commemoration now stand at £1,000+ for the Royal British Legion… Read More…

Remembrance assemblies

We will be joined as usual by members of the local British legion Read More…

World War 1 Commemoration

World War 1 Commemoration Read More…

Children Of Courage

Able2 Pontefract Special Olympics aims to increase participation in disability sport, offering coaching and competitive opportunities in sport for people with learning disabilities. Read More…

Yr 11 (2013/14) GCSE Presentation Evening

Yr 11 (2013/14) GCSE Presentation Evening Wednesday 12 November @ 7.30pm Read More…