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No Show for Art and Design Students

16th June 2020

The Art and Design Technology Departments are delighted to showcase the work of all the GCSE and A level artists and designers of 2020 in a different format this year. As having a physical exhibition wasn’t possible, they have produced a beautiful catalogue of the fantastic work made over the duration of the courses. Flick…

French fancies from Lower School learners

12th May 2020

All of our specialist teachers are still inspiring and educating the Lower School students with learning tasks which take them away from their computer screens. In French, Helen has set lots of different optional tasks for students to choose between. The results are tres bon!

You CAN judge these books by their (brilliant) covers

16th March 2020

In the Upper School World Book day doesn’t require last minute costume changes and face paint (though we know lots of the students would love that too) – instead we asked older students to design a new cover for their favourite book. Entries came in from across the school but the English Department chose some…

Les Miserables show success for Upper School Students

12th December 2019

Upper School students from The King Alfred School poured their hearts and souls into a dramatic production of Les Misérables this term, culminating in a three-night run in The Phoenix Theatre.

Namibia trip captured in student-made film

9th December 2019

When students from Y12 visited Namibia earlier this year – they benefitted from the trip just as much as the school they were volunteering at. One of our Old Alfredians has made a beautiful film of the experience.

TEDx preparations have begun

27th November 2019

Preparations  are in full swing for our next TEDx event on the topic of ‘Connections’. The all-day event will be held on Saturday 8th February 2020. Last year’s inaugural TEDxKingAlfredSchool was a huge success and you can look back on the great selection of talks by students, parents and staff. This year’s speakers recently enjoyed…

Lower School students make their mark

13th November 2019

Lower School students have all left their mark after taking part in a big drawing project which took over the Lower School Hall. Each year group was allocated a different colour and, taking a marker in each hand took turns to lay down on the floor-sized canvas and make circular designs using their whole bodies…

Art and inspiration in Venice for Sixth Formers

12th November 2019

A level students studying Art and Design and Three Dimensional Design visited Venice over half term to take in the contemporary visual arts exhibition. Students were organised into small ‘family’ groups who would decide each day which exhibitions they wanted to go and see. Students were also given plenty of time to reflect on what…

Telling the truth through poetry

11th November 2019

October saw fierce competition break out among staff and pupils as the annual poetry competitions were announced. Staff and pupils submitted poems on the subject of ‘Truth’ while students from Years 7,8 & 9 were treated to a performance and workshops with poet, Adisa.  The winners of the student poetry competition are powerful and poignant:…

Finding friends and facing fears on Y7 camp

15th October 2019

In mid-September all our Y7 students put down their books and pick up their rucksacks and head off on camp for a week. The aim is to bring together the students who’ve moved up from our Lower School and those new to KAS for some team and confidence building, adventurous activities. Here are some of…

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