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Years 11 & 13 PPE Timetables

Pre-public Exams take place in January for Years 11 and 13. For timetables click Year 11 or Year 13.

School Admission Arrangements 2019/20 Consultation

School admission arrangements for children who are due to start or transfer school for the 2019-20 school year, and those moving school during the 2019-20 school year will be consulted on for a period of 6 weeks ending 31 January 2018.

The consultation applies to a number of school and academies throughout Somerset.

This consultation period allows parents, other schools , religious authorities and local community to raise comments or concerns about proposed admission arrangements.

To view the admission arrangements and for details of how to make comments, please visit www.somerset.gov.uk/admissions and choose the page School Admissions Policy or phone (01823) 356146.

We have received the Ofsted report from the safeguarding inspection in October, and have emailed a copy of the report to all our parents. You can read the report here

Schools Minister Praises Kings

The Kings of Wessex Academy is praised by Schools Minister Nick Gibb for being in the top 5% for student progress from Key Stage 2 to the end of Key Stage 4. Read his letter here

GCSE grades in England are changing

Starting with English and maths, GCSE grades in England will be graded from 9 to 1. Find out more from this Government explanation

Starting with English and maths, GCSE grades in England will be graded from 9 to 1. Find out more from this Youtube clip

Kings Confirmed as Top School!

We were delighted to receive a letter from Rebecca Clark, the Regional Schools Commissioner for the South West congratulating us on our provisional 2016 Progress 8 score. You can see the letter here.

Firefly and Parent Reports

For more information on accessing Firefly please visit our Parents Online page here.


Tootoot allows students to be able to report incidents directly to the school, including screenshots and attachments using the online app or by downloading the app to an apple device. Login to Tootoot here.

Preparing to join Kings in September 2018

Induction - Dates for Year 8 Students

31 January 2018 - Year 8 Parents Information Evening "Making the Right Choices", 7.00 pm, Hall

6 June 2018 - New Year 9 Parents Information Evening, 7.00 pm, Hall

2 July 2018 - New Year 9 Parent/Tutor Evening, 5.00 - 8.00 pm, Hall

Welcome to The Kings of Wessex Academy

As one of the top-performing schools in the South West, The Kings of Wessex Academy strives to provide a first class education for all. We have a dedicated team of staff who work hard to inspire our students to be the best that they can be and to stand out from the crowd. We have high expectations and work hard to provide all our students with the opportunities and support needed to enable them to achieve their full potential. Kings is an exciting place to learn with great teachers, superb facilities, a wide range of subject choices and a programme of exciting enrichment activities.

Please take time to read the welcome message from the Headteacher, Mr Gavin Ball.

Latest News


Back to last September and the report of the fantastic EPQ presentations delivered by our Year 13 students. Following their presentation, students completed their projects, which included a 5,000 word report and a log book charting the progress of their project; which all had to be done and dusted by the first week in October. No mean feat! The results are now in and a huge congratulations...... more


Last Wednesday (10/1/18), Kings’ top runners competed at the Mendip Area Cross Country championships at Millfield School with other local school teams. Braving the still wintry elements, Year 9 Grace Ashurst was the first to race in the junior girls, and ran over 3.2km, coming in 5th. The junior boys, Ben Connelly and Max Helps were the next to run in the largest field of runners on...... more

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The Kings of Wessex Academy recognises that the safety and welfare of children is paramount and that we have a responsibility to protect children in all the academy's activities. We take all reasonable steps to ensure, through appropriate procedures and training, that all students, irrespective of sex, age, disability, race, religion or belief, sexual identity or social status, are protected from abuse.

We foster a culture of vigilance amongst staff, students, parents and visitors. We always listen to students and take their concerns seriously. Please do not hesitate if you have any concerns or queries please contact the Academy immediately and you will be directed to a member of staff who will endeavour to help you.

See more at our safeguarding page

BBC School Report - Going the Extra Mile

On Thursday, 16 March, the Kings and Queens News Team were "Going the Extra Mile" with their look at local bus provision in our rural community. You can see the team's report that was recorded on the day!


Platform Arts Magazine

The 2016 issue of Platform, the Kings' arts magazine of student work, is available online, please click here to view it.

The Kings' Messenger

The December issue of The Kings' Messenger is available online, please click here to see it.

2017-18 Calendar

The current academic year calendar is available online, please click here to see it.

2018-19 Calendar

The next academic year calendar is now available online, please click here to see it.