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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.

News & Events

Posted : 29th February 2024

When February half term rolls around it’s a welcome chance to relax, regroup and find peace in the winter darkness….unless you’re taking 80 students to the Italian Alps for an epic ski trip! The grand scale of this year’s ski crew meant that two separate groups set off from the School on a grey Sunday morning. The early group made...

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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.