Welcome to Kettlethorpe High School

Kettlethorpe High School continues to go from strength to strength and really is a great place to be. Pupil outcomes are a credit to our pupils and we are able to hold our own against other schools when it comes to examination success.

Schools, though, are much more than just about examinations and our extra-curricular offer and trips/visits programme really is second to none. It has a positive experience on the lives of our pupils and is something we are really proud of.

As a large high school we work closely with other local schools and colleges to support our pupils with their learning and also progression when they leave us in Year 11. The school has been positively endorsed by Ofsted in December 2016 as a ‘good’ school. We already knew this and believe we have many areas of significant strength that make us outstanding in what we do.

The school is popular and continues to grow. Each year we take pupils from across the Wakefield district as well as from the Barnsley and Kirklees areas.

Each year, the school holds an open evening to support families with the move to Kettlethorpe High School from primary school. This is normally held on an evening in late September. This year, because of the Covid-19 situation, the school will not be able to host parents and Year 6 pupils on site. This is because we normally have over 500 visitors.

Instead, the school will be posting on the website a number of short information videos to help explain to families what we do as a school, and, what our Year 6 pupils will experience. We will also get our newest pupils to tell you what they enjoy and think about their new school. Of course, if you do have specific questions or concerns, do please email transition@kettlethorpe.wakefield.sch.uk and we will respond directly to you.

Our current new build is now underway and in January 2021, we will have 6 new MFL rooms and a new sports studio. Over the summer break 2020, we have created a new dance studio and eating/social area for pupils as well as seen new central heating/air conditioning in the art and design technology area.

As a school community we want all our pupils to feel safe and secure in coming to school. This really does matter to us. We also want every pupil to attend regularly and give their very best to all they do. The vast majority of our pupils do this and are a credit to themselves and our learning community.

Kettlethorpe High School really is a super place to be. We very much look forward to showing you what our school has to offer your family.

T Griffiths, Headteacher

Headteacher: Mr T Griffiths
Age: 11-16
Type: Community
Number on Roll: 1615
Annual Admission Number: 320