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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…

Message from Robert – 29 June

29th June 2020

In the penultimate week of term – Robert talks about the return to school of many students last week and looks forward to September.

Y11 Graduation goes online

24th June 2020

The end of Y11 and completion of GCSEs is a big milestone in students’ lives. With lockdown measures meaning large gatherings are banned, the Y11 graduation had to go online this year. It wouldn’t be right to let this milestone go unmarked, and so staff pulled out all the stops to create a special (if…

Message from Robert – 22 June

22nd June 2020

Robert talks about the fundraising campaign to replace the astro-turf on the lower court and about plans for bringing students back, both in the Summer Term and looking ahead to September. If you’d like to donate to the astroturf fund, you can do so via the donation page here on the school website and select…

Making the Unreal, Real – Y8 Photographing Nature

17th June 2020

Our Year 8 artists have been inspired by Karl Blossfeldt and Joan Fontcuberta for their recent KAS Connected Learning project.  They looked at the work of Karl Blossfeldt who was a scientist photographing flowers and natural forms in a detached, seemingly scientific way. His images have influenced artists since the 30’s because of how unusual…

No Show for Art and Design Students

16th June 2020

The Art and Design Technology Departments are delighted to showcase the work of all the GCSE and A level artists and designers of 2020 in a different format this year. As having a physical exhibition wasn’t possible, they have produced a beautiful catalogue of the fantastic work made over the duration of the courses. Flick…

Message from Robert – 15 June

15th June 2020

Robert updates the KAS community on how the limited return to school has been working and looks forward to September. He also talks about how the current situation has revealed the limitations of GCSEs and an opportunity to bring about positive change which he has been asked to participate in.

Going for Gold

8th June 2020

Y13 student Luca is the first KAS student to achieve their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award. Take up of DofE awards has been growing and we’re proud of Luca’s achievement and hope it will be the first of many. We asked him about the experience: Q. Taking on the Gold award is quite a challenge…

Taking the stage

8th June 2020

Y11 student, Erica wrote a wonderful description of what it’s like to take part in a KAS production – with our Phoenix Theatre silent due to lockdown it’s a great way to experience the thrill of a production through the eyes of one of our talented students. “The process of the school production always makes…

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