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Old Alfredian Named 2015 Turner Prize Winner

17th December 2015

The King Alfred School was proud to see Old Alfredian Anthony Meacock in the news as one of the winners of the 2015 Turner Prize. Anthony is a founding member of Assemble, a collective of artists, designers and architects who won this year’s prestigious Turner Prize. Created six years ago, Assemble is a London-based group that “designs,…

Happy Holidays from The King Alfred School!

12th December 2015

We had a lovely last week of term, with plenty of Christmas cheer as we prepared to head off for the holidays. Students were busy with form parties, the annual Christmas concert, festive outings including ice-skating, an all school sing song, and a delicious Christmas lunch prepared by Christine and the kitchen team. On the…

KAS Pre U Student Achieves Highest National Grade, Lens Based Media

11th December 2015

  When I am not and none beside— Nor earth nor sea nor cloudless sky— But only spirit wandering wide Through infinite immensity. – Emily Bronte, I Am Happiest When Most Away   We were thrilled to hear that KAS Photography student Milla achieved the highest mark nationally on the Cambridge Pre U Photography and Lens…

Patterns: Year 7 Art Research and Making Project

5th December 2015

  Year 7 Art students have been studying patterns this term. Their research included an outing to the V&A, where they viewed a selection of textile designs. Students then channeled their research and inspiration into printing patterns of their own. The image shown above, which incorporates a number of the patterns created by Year 7…

Spring 2015 KAS Sixth Form Academic Lecture Series Announced

1st December 2015

  We’re pleased to anounce the speaker list for the Spring 2015 series The KAS Academic Lecture Series continues next term with an excellent line up that is certain to leave Sixth Form students enlightened. We’re pleased to announce that author Esther Freud, journalist Jon Ronson, historian Angus Lockyer, newspaper editor Tony Gallagher, and political…

Year 12 Performing Arts BTEC Taster Sessions

30th November 2015

Do you know anyone interested in studying vocational Performing Arts in September 2016? Last year, we added an exciting new course to our Sixth Form program for students wishing to go down the vocational rather than academic route.  This is an opportunity to explore the Performing Arts from a professional and practical position. Regular theatre…

Student Report: Year 9 Battlefields Trip

15th November 2015

  Year 9 recently went on a history trip to the Battlefields of Ypres and the Somme which was based on our studies of World War 1 at school. It was a very moving trip which helped to reflect the consequences of war. On our trip we visited famous cemeteries such as the Tyne Cot…

The Great Utopia: Upper School Art and CCS Exhibition, Dec 8th-Jan 16th

7th January 2015

King Alfred School’s Art and Photography Department warmly invite you to The Great Utopia, an Exhibition by Year 13 Art History (Critical and Contextual Studies) & Photography Students, December 8th-January 16th. Art History (CCS) students Sara and Honey have been studying social housing projects from the late 19th and 20th century, with a particular emphasis…

Happy 10th Birthday to our Friends at Kinniya King Alfred Pre-School, Sri Lanka

5th January 2015

Following the Tsunami on 26th December 2004, Sri Lanka was devastated around most of its coastline. Throughout the world, support and fundraising ensued to help the victims. Many thousands died, whole towns and villages were ruined and so many children became orphans. The King Alfred School wanted to do something significant. Julian Cottenden contacted a…

Sixth Form Academic Lectures Tackle Comets and Maths

25th November 2014

The 2014-15 Academic Lecture Series has introduced Sixth Formers to leading experts from varying fields. Recent talks have been on scientific and mathematical themes. Dr Carolin Crawford visited from the Cambridge Institute of Astronomy on Nov 5th for timely lecture on The Rosetta Mission, a current ESA scientific research project unlocking the mysteries of comets. Students…

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