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Category: Whole School – King Alfred School

Axemonsters is coming!

13th October 2020

The legendary KAS Axemonsters concert is happening virtually this year. It’s still a live concert – giving students the opportunity to practice their performance skills in front of a live audience – they just can’t be in the same room! Click here to get a front row seat.

Head’s Blog –
‘The Terror’ of exam-driven assessment

1st October 2020

As part of the Rethinking Assessment group, our Head, Robert, is helping to drive conversations around GCSE reform. Rethinking Assessment is a group of state, independent and special schools, business people, academics and stakeholders, united in the desire to create something fairer and more fit for purpose than the current exam-driven system. Robert’s latest blog…

Sixth Form Stories

23rd September 2020

With construction on the new Sixth Form Center progressing rapidly it’s wonderful to look forward to the possibilities the new building will bring. With that in mind, we’re delighted to launch a new advertising campaign focused on the Sixth Form called ‘Live Your True Colours’. The Sixth Form experience at KAS is already an enriching…

Head’s Blog – Thoughts on the 2020 exam fiasco

24th August 2020

The last week has been very challenging for students, families and schools throughout the country. How did we get into this mess and what lessons can we learn for the future? The algorithm On paper, the algorithm seemed like a good idea. It had two main aims. The first was to prevent grade inflation and…

Message from Robert – 9 July

9th July 2020

In his last message of the term Robert reflects on what we’ve achieved as a community over the last four months and looks ahead to September.

A New Chapter –
Cathy leaves the Lower School Library

8th July 2020

She is a Lower School legend who has instilled a love of books and reading in hundreds of students in the 25 years she’s been at the school. Here she looks back on her time at the school. “My association with KAS began when my son, Daniel, joined reception in 1992. Four years later, in…

Sailing Away – saying goodbye to Edo

8th July 2020

After 30 years at KAS, we’re sad to say goodbye to Head of PE, Edo. Here, colleague Claire Murphy pays tribute to a true KAS legend. “Edo left Croatia (then Yugoslavia) at 25, heading first to Germany and Switzerland to work on sports camps, before joining KAS as PE teacher in September 1990. At that…

The Art of Protest

8th July 2020

The Lower School children have been looking at protests in Art this term. With so much in the news about protests and protesters, Lower School Art Teacher, Kat began this project by asking students to think about protests. She explained what protest is, about how protesters show that they want change or perhaps they want…

Losing a legend –
goodbye to Rita

7th July 2020

In 44 years Rita has touched the lives of thousands of staff and students leaving a lasting impression on them. While she may be leaving the school, her impact will remain. Here are some memories from those who’ve been lucky enough to work with her, and from the lady herself. “I first met Rita thirty…

Farewell to the Class of 2020

1st July 2020

Today we said goodbye to our Y13 students as they move on to their next adventures. Head, Robert, hosted a virtual Callover where students, parents and staff could gather and look back over the amazing contribution this year group have made to the school. Head of Sixth Form, Takako, spoke first. She said: “Kindness, a belief…

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