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Students climbing trees at The King Alfred School

Welcome to
The King Alfred School

At the heart of King Alfred’s philosophy is our child centred approach. This has been the practice here since 1898 when the school opened, and remains equally true today. We appreciate that every child is unique and has their own set of strengths, attributes and areas to develop.

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Posted : 1st April 2021

In Lower School we delayed the dressing up part of World Book Day (which fell during lockdown) and allowed our students to let their imaginations fly on the last day of the Spring Term. From Harry Potter to Varjak Paw, Tom Gates to Dennis the Menace the whole library was represented as the children paraded in small groups on the...

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Posted : 23rd September 2020
Middle school student performance still

Aimee, Year 11

Les Miserables performance still

Justin, Year 13

Upper school student in the art room

Tabitha, Year 7

The School Films

“The aim is to allow children to grow chiefly through their own efforts, and more or less at their own temperamental pace, into their own image.”

John Russell, KAS Head 1901-1920

Space to Grow

The village green setting of the main school site contributes to the community feeling with Lower School classrooms all opening out directly onto the play areas, parents encouraged to spend time in the grounds and all students offered opportunities for outdoor learning.