King James’s School is a successful, oversubscribed comprehensive high school, serving a suburban area and a scatter of villages to the east and south of Huddersfield. It is situated approximately 2 miles from the centre of Huddersfield in a semi-rural position overlooking the Farnley Valley. The School was designated a Specialist Science College in 2004. King James’s, whose origins go back to the thirteenth century, has occupied its present site since 1547. The school continues to go from strength to strength having being designated 'outstanding' in an Ofsted 'Economics & Business Education' inspection in March 2011.