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The Village Reimagined

28th September 2020

The Village has become a rite of passage for Y8 students. Normally taking place in the Summer term students live on site at the school for a week in huts they’ve built themselves. While Covid-19 took away that opportunity in June, the staff of KAS were determined that these students wouldn’t miss out completely. So…

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…

GCSE students shine with excellent results

20th August 2020

In these most unusual of times, King Alfred School Year 11 students today celebrated their excellent GCSE results which were a real tribute to their hard work over many years. We pride ourselves on providing an environment where students achieve great results without unnecessary pressure and this year was no exception. Alana who achieved 9s…

A challenging year ends on a high note for A level students  

13th August 2020

After a school year unlike any other, results day had a very different feel this year as Y13 students gathered at Manor Wood to collect their A level results. King Alfred School students have performed brilliantly achieving the school’s best ever results with 53% of the grades at A*-A, and 80% of the grades A*…

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.

Life in the Upper School – Welcoming our new Year 7 students

9th July 2020

We would normally organise a transition day for the Year 6 students who are moving from Lower School to Upper School and for those students who are entering the school at Year 7 – this year we haven’t been able to do that. Instead of touring their new world of classrooms, form rooms, labs, studios…

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…

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