King James' School

About Us

King James’s School is a highly successful comprehensive school in the market town of Knaresborough, North Yorkshire. 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 Charter and foundation dating back to 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.

In the words of our latest Ofsted inspection:

“Students have a very good choice of courses and enriching extra activities. Their progress is carefully monitored and they receive exceptional care, support and guidance. These fine qualities make sure that all groups of students make the most of their opportunities in this vibrant school.”

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