King James's School
- King James's School
St Helen's Gate
- Head: Mr Ian Rimmer
- T 01484 412990
- F 01484 223934
- E [email protected]
- W www.kingjames.org.uk
- A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16.
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Kirklees
- Pupils: 904
- Religion: Does not apply
- Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
- Outcomes for children and learners Good 1
- Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
- Personal development, behaviour and welfare Good 1
- Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
- 1 Full inspection 5th November 2019
- Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 10th March 2015
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
This is not currently a GSG-reviewed school.
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Overall school performance (for comparison or review only)
Results by exam and subject
Special Education Needs
King James's is a relatively small school and we aim to support our students in any way they feel they need. When pupils come to us in Year 7 they take tests in a number of areas which allows us to identify anyone who may have particular difficulties. Pupils will then be given provision to match their needs. Currently we have a dyslexia specialist teacher as well as the SENCO and a small but caring and lovely team of classroom assistants. As well as helping students overcome difficulties in literacy we also work with small groups of Year 7 pupils with their maths skills. Any student who feels they need some help with homework or classwork is always welcome to come along for support and we are more than happy to talk to parents about ways in which we can support their child in school. We aim to provide a caring and supportive atmosphere, a place for children to feel safe and know they can find someone to help them whatever their difficulty.
Interpreting catchment maps
The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.
Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.
For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained
If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.
Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.
Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.
*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.
The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.
Children get into the school from here:
sometimes, but not in this year