Headteacher’s Welcome

Welcome to the website for King James’s School, a happy and thriving comprehensive school at the heart of the market town of Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.

King James’s School is a highly successful comprehensive school. We are dedicated to helping children develop into confident, sensitive and responsible adults who are able to play an active part in society. With a Royal Charter and foundation dating from 1616 we have an enviable tradition, identity and ethos, which is combined with the best in modern curriculum design and innovative teaching and learning. Academically, we maintain the high standards that the parents of Knaresborough have come to expect from the school. We also have a rich profile of extra-curricular activities and we believe in giving parents the opportunity to enjoy the achievements of their children. Our talented and enthusiastic staff ensure that all of our youngsters fulfil their potential.

We hope that looking around this website will give you a flavour of our school. Parents are reminded that more specific information regarding individual students can be found through My Child At School and that teaching and learning materials are available through Its Learning, our Virtual Learning Environment.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like more information.

Mr CA Sugden

"To Set no Limits on What we can achieve"

King James’s News

Sixth Form Open Evening

Interested in joining our Sixth Form? Check the Prospectus

Headteachers Updates

Stay updated with a message from our Headteacher

Christmas Book Fair

Come and check out our library book fair


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Calendar & Key Events

Training Day

24th November

Y11 Parents' Evening

30th November 4:30-7:30pm

Y13 Parents' Evening

6th January 4:30-7:30pm

Post-16 Options Evening

13th January 6:30-8:30pm

Year 9 Options Evening

19th January

Year 9 Parents' Evening

2nd February 4:30-7:30pm

Sixth Form Taster Day (Year 11 - KJS only)

9th February

Sixth Form Application Deadline

17th February