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

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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…

European Exchange

This photograph was taken in Slovenia… Read More…

WRPITT Press release – Outstanding teacher training open evenings

Two open evenings have been set up for anyone who is interested in becoming a teacher so they can find out all they need to know about training. Read More…

Year 11 GCSE (2013) Presentation Evening

Year 11 GCSE (2013) Presentation Evening Wednesday 12 November @ 7.30pm in the School Hall Read More…

Welcome Letter – Oct 2014

Welcome Letter to Parents / Carers – Oct 2014 127Kb Download

Unison Industrial Action – Cancelled

The planned Unison Industrial Action has been Cancelled Read More…