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Head’s Blog – What are the alternatives to GCSEs?

13th December 2021

For many schools the exams hiatus caused by Covid increased the desire to explore different forms of assessment, particularly at GCSE level. In a recent article for the Times Educational Supplement (TES), our Deputy Head and co-founder of Rethinking Assessment, Al McConville, laid out the options available to schools who want to start doing things…

Axe Monsters…Rocked!

25th November 2021

The return of live performances is something the Music Department have been waiting a long time for. Axe Monsters is a KAS fixture which always brings out great performances from students across the Year groups. This year they once again had a live audience to perform for and they all rose to the occasion. Thanks…

Head’s Blog – Considering What Matters in Lower School

16th November 2021

Now, more than ever before, it feels like time to pause and consider both what and how we teach in our schools. We have the responsibility and the privilege to ensure that each child’s school experience goes much deeper than their acquisition of facts and figures; to foster a real joy and understanding of the learning process and to equip them with the tools and strategies that will help…

Fireworks Are Back With A Bang!

19th October 2021

The legendary King Alfred School Fireworks event is back thanks to our Parent/Staff who’ve been working tirelessly to pull it all together. When: 4-7pm on Saturday 13th November 2021 This great and much needed opportunity for the KAS community and friends to get together and raise money for Parent/Staff is back! There will be entertainment from The Flying Seagull…

TEDxKingAlfredSchool Talks Are Live

6th October 2021

The TEDxKingAlfredSchool event has become a highlight of the school calendar and, despite being delayed from February, the September 2021 event didn’t disappoint. Fourteen speakers took to The Phoenix Theatre stage and wowed the (small) audience with their confidence and creativity, talking about subjects close to their hearts. Head, Robert Lobatto acted as MC for…

The OA Author Who Learnt To Love Books At KAS

5th October 2021

Once students leave The King Alfred School, they go on to careers in every field imaginable. Recently our Old Alfredians office have been welcoming alumnae back to Manor Wood to talk to students about their experiences after leaving and what’s stayed with them from their time at KAS. OA Michael Mann is celebrating the publication…

New Sixth Form Centre Opened by Old Alfredian

30th September 2021

On Friday 24th September we celebrated the addition of a stunning new building to the Manor Wood campus. The new Sixth Form Centre was officially opened by Old Alfredian Ian Lush OBE, CEO Imperial Health Charity and Chair of NHS Charities Together .   At the ceremony Ian spoke about his links to the school which…

The Return of TEDxKingAlfredSchool (finally!)

21st September 2021

On Sunday 19th September the third TEDxKingAlfredSchool finally took place. Originally scheduled for January 2021 it had been postponed twice due to the pandemic. It was with great joy and relief that 14 members of the KAS community, staff, parents and students, took to the Phoenix Theatre stage to present short talks on what excites, terrifies…

Meet the teachers: New Deputy Head

20th September 2021

There are a few new faces around school this year so we’ve tracked them down to find out a bit more about them. First up it’s new Deputy Head, Al McConville. We asked him to tell us a bit about himself: “I’m Al McConville – short for Alistair, but no-one calls me that – which…

Online safety advice for parents

9th September 2021

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Tracy Preston has written to parents with a helpful guide to online safety. With information on the most used apps, what we teach as part of PSHE and some of the problems young people can encounter online along with links to helpful website – its a must read.

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