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Old Alfredians Are Out Of This World

29th April 2021

The new issue of the Old Alfredians newsletter is out now – full of stories from alumnae across the world, it’s amazing seeing the legacy a King Alfred education gives to our students. OA Tom Bernard worked on shuttle launches for NASA and has some amazing photos to share, OBE recipient Ian Lush talks about…

Two Sides to Every Poem – Blake-Inspired Verse by Y9

11th February 2021

English students in Year 9 have been studying Wiliam Blake’s ‘Songs of Innocence and of Experience’. Teacher Zoe explains: “These poems are influenced by Blake’s ‘The Lamb’ from ‘Songs of Innocence and ‘The Tyger’ from ‘Songs of Experience’. Blake’s poems in this collection tend to come in pairs with one poem exploring ideas about innocence and…

Well Versed In History – Y8 WW1 Poems

10th February 2021

Students in Y8 have been looking at the poetry which came out of WW1 and writing their own verses, inspired by the war poets. Here are three of their moving poems – and one which is read aloud by the author, Eden:   WW1 Poem by Mina S The deafening whistles of the fire filled…

A level Photography Masterclasses

5th January 2021

The photography department had the delight of welcoming Glen Erler to the school last month and had a chance to hear him speak about his work during a Q&A with Head of Photography, Cliff. Glen spoke about his upbringing in California and his project and book ‘Family Tree’ which revisits his family environment and significant places…

LAMDA success for KAS students

9th December 2020

Even in the strangest of times the show must go on. In true KAS style the LAMDA students came out shining. Some had to take their exams remotely, due to lockdown, whilst others were able to perform in front of a live examiner this October. All showed their star qualities! The results prove how hard…

Pizza and Physics Evening for Y11

26th November 2020

On Friday 20th November the Science Department hosted a Physics Lecture and Pizza evening for the Year 11 triple scientists. Oxford University are broadcasting their public lectures virtually this year so students gathered in their bubble to watch a lecture given by renowned physicist and author, Professor Michio Kaku. The lecture was entitled ‘Physics of…

Posters with in-tense-ity!

25th November 2020

Year 9 Spanish were tasked with a flipped learning homework to come up with a creative poster that explains the how the ‘Preterite tense’ in Spanish is formed. The pupils demonstrated a lot of creativity and the posters were not only beautifully presented but extremely informative and accurate. In lessons pupils are now using this…

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…

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…

Upper School Virtual Open Morning

15th May 2020

Despite the school buildings being closed – our Open Morning for the Upper School went ahead virtually. This is a recording of the webinar which featured Head, Robert, Sixth Former, Georgina and allowed prospective parents to ask questions and get a real feel for the school.

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