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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 February 2024

  Deputy Head of Lower School Rachael Herman looks at how we weave learning skills into our curriculum from Reception and how the methods we use adapt as children move through the School. Rachael is part of the Big Education Next Big 10 project which brings together schools who want to develop innovative education practices alongside like-minded schools, and to...

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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

Year 3 student working with teacher

ISI Report March 2022

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.