2023 will be our 125th Anniversary; such moments are the perfect opportunity to honour our past, but also to look to our future. In light of this, we have developed a new five year strategic investment plan, underpinned by our educational vision. This includes exciting proposals for the KAS campus, of which the new Sixth Form centre forms the first phase.
The new Sixth Form building will include a welcoming common room with a sheltered outdoor terrace, a modern seminar room, a cutting-edge careers library, and a state-of the-art Sixth form study area.
“The Sixth form is that crucial stepping off point from the secure environment of school into the wider world. This exciting new centre will play a key role in supporting that transition, and in enabling all our students to thrive during the sixth form, and beyond.”
Thanks to the support of current parents in recent years, King Alfred’s new Tree House plans are well underway. Last year, the concept for the Treehouse, designed by XUL Architecture, was approved with feedback and contribution from parents, staff and students. Old Alfredian, Anthony Meacock (OA 2015) from the architecture collective ‘Assemble’ has come on board as the principle contractor. Assemble will work with students and staff to complete key phases of the project, a community led build with education being at the forefront.
Two Choice sessions per week will make the project cross-curricular in its engagement of pupils. Given the unique nature of the project, it will take longer than ‘off the shelf’ play equipment, but will leave us with a unique new play structure that will serve us for many years to come. During the recent March Choice sessions, students from Years 10-13 have been working with Stephen De Brett and OA Anthony to measure the trees and plan the layout of the trunks. These trees will provide the structural support for the treehouse and they will enable a sturdy build with room for expansion in future.