The King's School

Wakefield, United Kingdom

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

About The King's School

About the school

The King’s School is an 11-16 school with a long history being founded in 1139 making it one of the four oldest schools in Yorkshire. The school converted to academy status in 2013 and has planned admission number of 210 pupils in each year group.


Mr Dom Pinto

Values and vision

The School ethos is summarised by the words ‘Culture + Consistency = Excellence’. The School has a culture of high aspirations for all, where simple highly effective strategies are implemented consistently. The School aims to combine high expectations and high standards in all aspects of school life with a strong sense of kindness, inclusivity and enjoyment. The School vision is to provide the best possible quality of education within an outstanding environment.


"The curriculum is well planned. It offers a broad and balanced range of subjects while catering for pupils’ interests and aptitudes. Pupils are encouraged to set high expectations for themselves when choosing their options. They are guided well to choose the range of qualifications needed to progress to further education, employment or training."

View The King's School's latest Ofsted report

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Address: Mill Hill Lane, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 4JF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1977 601701
Positions available at The King's School