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Music, Music, Everywhere!

24th March 2022

Students from Y6 upwards took part in one of the regular informal concerts in the Music Department earlier this month. The concerts, hosted by our fabulous team of music teachers, give students a chance to hone their performance skills and get used to playing in front of an audience. Here Piano teacher Sophie accompanies a…

T-Shirt Designs Show Love of Languages

24th November 2021

The MFL Department recently ran a t-shirt design competition around European Day of Languages. Students in Key Stage 3 were invited to come up with designs which represented what learning different languages means to them. The eventual winner was Y7 student Nathaniel! Congratulations. This is his design, representing Europe and the richness all languages bring….

Black History Month At KAS

20th October 2021

The school has been giving serious thought to its approach to diversity and inclusion this half of term. As part of this, Departments have been finding ways to celebrate the spirit of October’s Black History Month. To give you a flavour, the Geography Department has organised a screening of an online theatre production by Complicite…

Making History With Y8

30th March 2021

Year 8 students have been learning all about the slave trade in their History lessons this term. They were tasked with designing memorials to those whose lives were lost as a result of these practices. Some students were challenged even further – presenting models or drawings of their designs to an outside audience of experts…

Lockdown Portraits By Year 8

17th March 2021

We’ve all seen a lot more of our own faces than we’re used to during lockdown (thanks Zoom!) but for our Year 8 artists this was a source of inspiration. “The Y8 theme during lockdown has been Portraiture and Identity,” explains Head of Art Will Lewer. “Students have responded really creatively to a range of…

Meet The Teachers – The English Department

16th November 2020

What makes King Alfred School so special? Ask any of our students and they’ll say ‘the teachers’ – so we thought we’d peek behind the curtain and find out a bit more about some of our fabulous teachers. Alex Marrion – Head of Department Alex has been Head of English at KAS for the last…

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…

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