• The King's SEVEN - Classroom Expectations  Read More

  • Open Evening - Tuesday 3rd October 2017 - 6.30pm in the main hall  Read More

  • GCSE Results 2017  Read More

  • Choices@16 Careers Event  Read More

  • CEO Succession Update - Press Release  Read More


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

The King’s SEVEN – Classroom Expectations

The King’s SEVEN – Classroom Expectations Read More…

Open Evening

Open Evening – Tuesday 3rd October 2017 – 6.30pm in the main hall Read More…

GCSE Results 2017

GCSE Results 2017 Read More…

Choices@16 Careers Event

Year 11 students and their parents/carers are invited to drop in to the Choices@16 Careers event on Tueday 26th September Read More…

CEO Succession Update – Press Release

CEO Succession Update – Press Release Read More…

Summer Newsletter

The latest termly newsletter is now available to download and read: Read More…

Inventors Year 7 Enterprise Day

On Tuesday 18th July, our Year 7 students were given the opportunity to develop an invention, and then design, market and build a prototype. Read More…

The Prince of Wales Hospice Apprentice Challenge

Megan Goate, Leanne Ma and Scarlett Kilby-Paul recently took part in The Apprentice Challenge to raise funds for the Prince of Wales Hospice. Read More…

Apprenticeship Panel

On Thursday 6th July, The King’s School hosted an Apprenticeship panel made up of employers, apprentices and a training provider, which lasted an hour. Read More…