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Start of Term Arrangements, September 2016

25th August 2016

The 2016-17 school year will begin with Induction Day for Year 7-13 students on Wednesday 7 September, followed by the first day of Autumn Term for all students Thursday 8 September. Registration will take place at 8:55am on Thursday 8 September. If your child is in Year 7-13, please refer to the tables below for the Induction Day…

GCSE Results Day

25th August 2016

  The King Alfred School’s Year 11 students celebrated today with news of a record performance in their GCSE results. The school outperformed last years’ results with 96% of pupils achieving A* – C grades. Furthermore 92% achieved 5 A*-Cs including English and Maths; and 53% of all entries resulted in A* to A grades….

A Level Results Day

18th August 2016

King Alfred School Praises Student Performance at A-level Year 13 students from King Alfred School celebrated news of their excellent A2 results today. Most have secured places at universities including Russell Group Universities, the Conservatoire for Music and RADA, while others are taking time to pursue community action projects with a view to attending University…

KAS Choir Sings at Music for Youth, Birmingham

11th July 2016

  The King Alfred School Choir has filled our hearts with song this year.  As their final performance of the 2016-17 season, the group was invited to The Music for Youth Festival in Birmingham, an honour for our talented and dedicated student singers and music department. The coach journey was uncannily quiet travelling up to…

Pond Dipping with Year 7 Science

7th July 2016

Year 7 Science students collected water samples from the school pond as part of their exploration of local ecology.   Students carefully examined their samples and identified the specimens that they contained. Our school ponds are a thriving habitat for pond creatures. We found daphnia, water mites, water boatmen, midge larva, diving beetles and leeches….

Alexandra Wylie Tower Watson Fundraiser, Saturday 23 July

7th July 2016

  Help the Alexandra Wylie Tower Foundation and Peter Pan cast fly into the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest conga line on ice at Alexandra Palace, Saturday 23 July. Alexandra Wylie Tower Foundation and The King Alfred School work together on a number of initiatives. The foundation was originally established in memory…

Art Workshops: Plaster Figures and Wearable Art

5th July 2016

The Art Department recently ran two all day sculpture workshops for students.  The first workshop was with Year 12 making large plaster figure sculptures inspired by the artist Rebecca Warren’s cartoons and abstract painting. You can see the results of their work above. The second workshop was with Y10s, shown below, making wearable sculptures from…

Reflections on The Village Project 2016

6th June 2016

  The Village Project, which has run each year since 2013, was a great success yet again this term. YR8 students have been preparing for their stay in the village, May 23-27, since before Easter break. The pre-village curriculum included sessions to help build the skills villagers would need to live in their own student-led community….

Electra Performance by Btec Students, May 4-6

21st April 2016

KAS Btec Performing Arts students will perform Sophocles’ play Electra May 4-6th.  This Greek tragedy follows the plight of Electra as she seeks to avenge the death of her father, murdered King Agamemnon. It is an exciting tale, full of twists and drama.  Student actors and actresses have been working diligently to perfect their performance…

News from the Library: Carnegie Medal Shortlist

12th April 2016

This year’s Carnegie Medal Shortlist has been announced and we will be shadowing the prize with Year 8.  The CILIP Carnegie Medal is the UK’s oldest and most prestigious children’s book award, awarded by children’s librarians for an outstanding book written in English for children and young people.  All year 8 students at KAS are…

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