Welcome to The King’s School – Where Tradition Meets Excellence!

As Headteacher, it is my very great privilege to welcome you to The King’s School.  The school has an incredibly long and rich history of which we are immensely proud.  First established in 1139, it is one of the oldest schools in Yorkshire dating back to the reign of King Edward VI.  After almost nine centuries, the school stands as a beacon of excellence for our families and the communities we serve, providing an experience which celebrates our history whilst preparing young people for the future that awaits.

We are also incredibly proud of our place in the community and our reputation for being more than just a secondary school.  Whilst we are deeply rooted in our tradition, we are ambitious and very much future focused for our young people.  Our desire is that each child is able to flourish and achieve the best outcomes, fulfilling potential and making exceptional progress so that their future is one of choice and opportunity.

We fully acknowledge the great responsibility placed on us as educators and ensure that our focus on nurture, care and support is second to none. We want our students to enjoy attending school and to thrive because of positive and respectful relationships. Our dedicated team of staff work closely with parents and carers to ensure that students can develop and grow their own agency, resilience and sense of self-worth; our philosophy to student wellbeing is a ‘no stone unturned’ approach. We encourage all students to develop a strong work ethos, built on our values of Respect, Responsibility, Determination and Excellence. Academic success provides young people with choice, freedom and independence in a world that is constantly changing and demanding.  However, we embrace fully the belief that a young person’s experience at school should also focus on shaping and empowering the individual as a whole and providing happy and lifelong memories and experiences. Thus, we strive not just to create captivating experiences within the classroom but beyond the curriculum too – with a broad range of co-curricular opportunities, educational visits and rewards.

Our ethos celebrates the individual and the uniqueness of each student whilst also encouraging a powerful sense of community and belonging.  I believe that The King’s School is an exceptional setting where incredible opportunities await.

While nothing compares to experiencing the atmosphere of our school in person, we invite you to explore our website and follow us on X (Twitter) @PATKingsSchool to catch a glimpse of the exceptional opportunities that await at The King's School.

Welcome to a community where tradition meets excellence, and every student is empowered to shine!

Ms M Evans 



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