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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.

News & Events

Lower School buildings on a sunny day
Posted : 1st June 2020

This week we will see the return of a small section of our student population to both Ivy Wood and Manor Wood sites. Head of Lower School, Karen, and her team have been working incredibly hard to put in place measures which will make this return safe for students and staff. From staggered start times, increased cleaning, removal of soft...

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Robert Lobatto Head Shot 2019
Posted : 2nd June 2020

Aimee, Year 11

Justin, Year 13

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.