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Students climbing trees at The King Alfred School

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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 : 23rd June 2021

The sound of singing has been echoing round Lower School over the last couple of weeks as the children have been able to enjoy performing together. First came the Year 5 & 6 students who took part in the Young Voices Biggest Sing challenge. Along with thousands of other schools across the world, they learnt a new arrangement of 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.