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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.

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Posted : 4th February 2020

During the last school year, our dedicated Parent/Staff volunteers organised multiple fun, fundraising events across the school, from selling spoons to KAStonbury and full-on fireworks displays. The results of their hard work can now be seen in the form of the all new Orchard Room. Situated within the Fives Building in Lower School, the space which was previously a basic...

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Posted : 12th February 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.