This is King’s

Welcome from our headteacher.

Welcome to The King's School.

The King’s School is a happy and successful 11-16 school, where all students are valued, regardless of their background or ability. We have four key values: We count in ones; We do common things uncommonly well; We act with compassionate rigour; We embrace the challenge to improve, for us, simply put – This is King’s.

We are very proud of our school. In October 2022, The King’s School was judged as a ‘Good’ school by Ofsted. We are now embarking on our journey towards 'Outstanding'.

Mr D Pinto

A day in the life of The King's School.


Pontefract Academies Trust gives life changing opportunities to students.

The Pontefract Academies Trust provides children in the Pontefract area outstanding life opportunities academically, socially, culturally and on the sports field. In 2022 both Carleton High School and The King’s… Read more

Plans revealed for Carleton High School’s rebuild under the government’s flagship School Rebuilding Programme

Carleton High School, part of Pontefract Academies Trust, has today, Thursday 22nd December revealed the plans for the replacement of its school’s multiple teaching blocks with an entirely new 3-story… Read more

Pontefract Academies Trust Choir Debut Performance

On Saturday 17th December, our fabulous Pontefract Academies Trust choir put on their first-ever performance at Wakefield Cathedral with the Yorkshire Philharmonic Choir. A big thank you to the students… Read more