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.
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...Read More
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.