Entry at 16+

Each year we take up to 20 new external students into the Sixth Form (Year 12) from a range of other schools.

Students are encouraged to attend one of two Sixth Form Open Evenings in the autumn term prior to entry.

In general, external applicants are required to achieve at least five GCSE passes at grade 6 or above (as required by individual subjects) for entry into our A level courses.  The specific GCSE requirements for entry are listed by subject here.

The Application

Applicants are asked to complete the application form – please click button on the right.  Whilst completing the form you will be asked to upload the last full school report, predicted GCSE results, GCSE mock results and any other relevant reports.  Students are invited to complete the section on the form or submit a letter outlining their reason for applying to The King Alfred School.  We will contact the current school for a reference, as well as sending you the subject option form to complete and return.

The Interviews

Successful applicants are invited to attend for half a day, comprising interviews with Heads of Departments and senior staff, written assessments and meeting with KAS students.  Parents are invited to meet with senior staff, after the interview day.

Places are offered on the basis of the interview day.  An equal number of places will be available after both interview days.

Timings for entry in September 2020

(Applications from September 2019)

Open Evenings:

  • Monday 7 October 2019, 5pm – 7pm
  • Monday 11 November 2019, 5pm – 7pm

Interviews (1st group):

  • Application deadline: Tues 12 November 2019
  • Interview Day: Tues 19 November 2019
  • Offers sent by: Thurs 12 December 2019
  • Acceptance by: Mon 13 January 2020

Interviews (2nd group): 

  • Application deadline: Wed 8 January 2020
  • Interview Day: Fri 24 January 2020
  • Offers sent by: Fri 31 January 2020
  • Acceptance by: Mon 17 February 2020


A small number of Bursaries are available. For more information please contact the Bursary Manager on 020 8457 5209

Where Next?

School Update

Due to the Covid-19 virus, and on the advice of the UK Government and the Department of Education, the school buildings are currently closed.

Teaching and Learning are continuing – distance learning has been set up and all students and parents have been notified.

We look forward to welcoming our students back as soon as it is safe to do so.

To contact the school please email kas@kingalfred.org.uk

Applications are open via our Admissions page.

If you have any enquiries about Admissions – please email admissions@kingalfred.org.uk  

All Upper School students have been set work to complete at home. A summary of the work can be found here.