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National Poetry Day

28th September 2017

  Thursday 28 September is National Poetry Day. KAS will celebrate the day by sharing and writing poetry. Staff and students are invited to enter the annual Poetry Competition run by the KAS English Department. Prizes will be awarded in staff and year group categories. The theme this year is “Freedom.” See the poster for…

The Great River Race 2017

26th September 2017

Early on a crisp September morning, three boats worth of KAS staff and students assembled on the Thames foreshore ready to compete in The Great River Race. The Great River Race, which took place Saturday 8 September, is an annual river marathon. It covers 21.6 miles from Millwall to Ham, and attracts competitors from all…

Frantic Assembly Workshop for GCSE Students

23rd September 2017

   On Friday 15th September, GCSE Drama students in Year 10 and 11 took part in a four hour workshop with internationally renowned theatre company, Frantic Assembly. The workshop was led by Steve Kirkham, who worked as one of the movement directors of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time in the…

Beaches, Boats and BBQs: KAS Summer Sailing in Biscarrosse

20th September 2017

Our second visit to Les Landes in France this July proved to be very successful. We really enjoyed sharing the same campsite with most of our sailors. Huge thanks to our sailing entourage for supplying refreshing drinks after sailing, razor clams for BBQs and plenty of humour on the beaches and boats. I feel that…

Trekking in Namibia with Year 11 and the Elephant Human Relations Aid (EHRA)

18th September 2017

Each summer, a team of KAS students visits Namibia to work with Elephant Human Relations Aid (EHRA). Year 11 students fundraise to earn places on the expedition, volunteer on the ground to help a local school, and undertake a student led desert trek. The trip has been a KAS highlight for many staff and students…

Sawubona ‘We See You’ Exhibition

8th September 2017

  “Sawubona” was a project run by The Alexandra Wylie Tower Foundation and King Alfred School, which saw young people from very different walks of life come together through photography.  Sawubona is a Zulu word, a word that encompasses the essence of truly seeing one another.  Young members of the Pilion Trust’s homeless shelter, Crashpad,…

GCSE Results Day

24th August 2017

King Alfred School bucks the national trend with strongest A*-A grades for 10 years.   King Alfred School Year 11 students celebrated today with outstanding performance in their GCSE results.  55.4% of all grades were A* to A, and half the cohort achieved at least 5 A or A* grades across their subjects. Most importantly for…

A Level Results Day

17th August 2017

From Economics to Jazz to International Development – King Alfred School pupils make confident choices for their future on achieving their A Level results.  Year 13 students from King Alfred School celebrated today following news of their A2 results.  Robert Lobatto, Head of King Alfred School, said “I am delighted with each individual’s achievement.  I…

Year 8&9 Camp at Isthmus Cottage

9th July 2017

The Year 8 and 9 2017 Isthmus Cottage camp was a real delight. Blessed with gorgeous sunny weather with an ever slight breeze, we spent time on the beach, playing cards and Scrabble, painting, drawing, swimming long distances across the lake, fixing an abandoned kayak (and sailing it with success) and most importantly, we enjoyed…

Year 10 Camp at Embercombe, Devon

9th July 2017

This year marked the first Year 10 King Alfred School trip to Embercombe in Devon.  It was a great four and half days in beautiful woodland where students engaged in a range of activities from charcoal making, to cooking, and gardening. The staff at Embercombe were extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the centre’s mission around…

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