King James's School

About Us

King James’s School is an 11-16, mixed, comprehensive school, with a population numbering around 1050 students.

The school is situated approximately 2 miles from the centre of Huddersfield, in a semi-rural position overlooking the Farnley Valley, serving a suburban area and a scatter of villages to the east and south of Huddersfield. King James’s, whose origins go back to the thirteenth century, has occupied its present site since 1547.   

King James’s, which became a stand-alone Academy in 2012, is a truly comprehensive school. The annual intake of 210 students has a very broad socio-economic and ethnic mix, which closely resembles that of the wider British society.

Our intake comes predominantly from the priority admission area of Almondbury, Lepton, Kirkheaton and Grange Moor, but as we are a heavily over-subscribed school, we receive a significant number of children from outside the area, particularly from Dalton and Mold Green.