Kettlethorpe High School

Wakefield, United Kingdom

Location: Wakefield, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 16 years

About Kettlethorpe High School

Kettlethorpe High School is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational secondary school in West Yorkshire serving students from the age of 11-16. The secondary school is situated in Sandal, Wakefield and has approximately 1,560 students on record.    

Kettlethorpe High School opened in 1965. In 2006, The Kettlethorpe High School Community Learning Centre opened, providing free computing courses to the Sandal community.   


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Values and vision   

Kettlethorpe High School guides its students with the values engraved in its school motto: Labor Omnia Vincit’, translating from Latin to ‘Work Conquers All’. The school wants students to work to the best of their ability and achieve their goals and ambitions in a nurturing environment. The school’s vision is to ensure students feel safe and enjoy their time learning. The school holds specialism in maths and computing and is a local ‘Inclusive Now’ school, working with six other schools across Europe through the British Council’s Comenius project. Kettlethorpe High School also holds the sportsmark gold and artsmark gold awards and has a healthy school status.      


“Pupils are very proud of Kettlethorpe High and value its attempts to recognise their hard work and successes in all areas of its life. As a result, pupils behave well, believe their views are listened to and are always willing to support their younger counterparts and, through their extensive charity appeals, people less fortunate than themselves. In the words of pupils in all years, ‘We are a family here and we look after each other’. Attendance is consistently above average”.     

View Kettlethorpe High School’s latest Ofsted report  

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Address: Kettlethorpe Hall Drive, Standbridge Lane, Sandal, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 7EL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1924 251 605
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