King James' School


King James’s School is a co-educational, comprehensive school that normally provides places for children aged 11-18 who live in the parishes of Knaresborough, Allerton Mauleverer with Hopperton, Brearton, Coneythorpe with Clareton, Farnham, Flaxby, Goldsborough, Kirk Deighton, Knaresborough Outer, Little Ribston, Nidd, North Deighton, Scotton and Scriven. Places are also provided for children living in the areas normally served by Tockwith CE and Long Marston CE Primary Schools.

To view the catchment area map, click here.

Parents who live outside the catchment area may also apply for entry to King James´s School. These applications will be considered after all in-area applications have been allocated.

Admission to King James’s School is administered by:

North Yorkshire Children & Young People’s Service (CYPS)
Jesmond House
31-33 Victoria Avenue

Tel: 01609 533679

General guidance on school admissions in North Yorkshire can be obtained from the NYCC website.


Free transport is provided for students who live in the catchment area but more than three miles from King James’s School. If a student lives outside the catchment area, parents are responsible for the cost of their child’s transport. Further details can be obtained from the Area Education Office at the address above.

Admission to Years 8 and above

The Area Education Office is responsible for admissions to Years 8 and above.

If you would like to arrange a visit to the school, please contact the school & speak to the Learning Manager responsible for the year group the student would be entering (details of Learning Managers).

Admission to Sixth Form

For information on how to apply to King James’s Sixth Form, visit the Sixth Form section of our website.