King James' School


The school occupies an extensive site on the York Road into Knaresborough. Over the years we have invested heavily in providing the best quality facilities for teaching and learning.

Multi-media resources, internet access and suites of computers are available throughout the school. A purpose-built block caters for all aspects of Technology, as well as the Creative Arts.

The school’s sporting facilities are excellent. There are extensive playing fields at school and at Hay-A-Park, a sports hall, two gymnasia, a fitness suite, a pavilion, an all-weather pitch and nine excellent tennis and netball courts. The school regularly hosts area and county competitions in all sports. We have a strong partnership with Knaresborough Tennis Club, which is based on the school site with newly refurbished floodlit courts.

In recent years the school has:

  • refurbished the drama tower to include stalls, circle and balcony classrooms
  • opened a new all-weather pitch and a hi-tech hospitality and catering room
  • built a new art block consisting of five impressive studios
  • refurbished the Design & Technology, Learning Support, English and Maths departments at a cost of £1 million
  • refurbished all our science laboratories
  • completed a £400,000 refurbishment of PE changing facilities in the summer of 2011, with the addition of a large fitness suite
  • extended the dining room to improve service and the range of food on offer.

All students have access to a personal locker and water bottles may be replenished at water coolers situated throughout the school.

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