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Category: Whole School – King Alfred School

Eco School Accreditation Success

20th June 2022

We are delighted to share that King Alfred School has been officially designated an Eco-School and awarded an Eco-Schools Green Flag with merit. The award is an international accreditation that has recognised and rewarded young people’s environmental actions for over 25 years and is a way to acknowledge, reward and celebrate the ecological achievements of young…

Kastonbury Tickets On Sale

20th May 2022

Join us for the event of the season as the glorious Kastonbury Festival returns on 2 July (12-4pm). There will be stalls, food, drink and musical performances from KAS students. Tickets are free for staff, £5.60 for children aged 3-17 and £10.80 for adults – you can get yours by clicking here.

A Day For Dawn

10th May 2022

On a sunny May afternoon we gathered Dawn’s family, Old Alfredians, former and current staff, parents past and present in the Main Hall in memory of the warm, bright and compassionate woman whose impact as Head of KAS is a great legacy. Guests were invited to share their stories and memories of how Dawn touched…

KAS Rated ‘Excellent’ In All Areas By ISI Inspectors

25th April 2022

We are delighted to announce that following a recent inspection by the ISI both the quality of pupils’ achievement, and their personal development, were judged to be excellent, which is the highest possible level. Head, Robert Lobatto said: “I am delighted to say that the Inspectors found KAS to be a unique and special place….

Author Talk: Britain’s Role In Slavery

20th April 2022

We are lucky to have bestselling author and journalist Thomas Harding paying a visit to The Phoenix Theatre soon to read from and discuss his latest book challenging our national amnesia around Britain’s role in slavery. The talk entitled, ‘White Debt – The Demerara Uprising and Britain’s Legacy of Slavery’ will take place on Monday…

Music, Music, Everywhere!

24th March 2022

Students from Y6 upwards took part in one of the regular informal concerts in the Music Department earlier this month. The concerts, hosted by our fabulous team of music teachers, give students a chance to hone their performance skills and get used to playing in front of an audience. Here Piano teacher Sophie accompanies a…

Education Reform Up For Discussion

22nd March 2022

A very broad group of thinkers, parents, employers, educators, students, researchers came together at our Education On The Move Conference (co-hosted with Rethinking Assessment), all convinced that in different ways we have something of a curriculum emergency and we need to radically rethink the way we evidence the full range of young people’s strengths.

KAS Community Support for Ukraine

21st March 2022

As a school community we pride ourselves on helping others whenever and wherever we can. The news of war in Ukraine was something we knew we had to respond to and the students, staff and parents of King Alfred all felt the need to help. Ljudmila and Ivanna from our amazing cleaning team are both…

Sporting Success Near And Far

15th March 2022

There is always a lot of sport going on around KAS, from after school clubs to Choice on Wednesdays and Fridays and competitive team matches against other schools. Last week was a great example of the variety of sporting talent we have here. FOOTBALL Year 6 students, along with PE teacher/coach Tom Franklin, headed to…

Willow Wonder Wall

24th February 2022

Design Technology technician Chris Raymond has been working with students from Years 6 and 7 to create this beautiful living willow hedge which will form the entrance to the treehouse. Complete with ‘igloo’ areas to play in, it should prove popular with students for years to come as it grows and the new growth will…

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