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Inset Day Added to 2018-19

Please note the updated calendar dates for the next academic year.

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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.

Events


A date for the diary: Brass Band Concert to raise money for Cheddar Village Hall – Friday 29 June 2018

Come along and enjoy some music-making by our students on Friday 29 June 2018 at 7.30pm in St Andrew's Church.
It promises to be a lovely evening with recitals from the accomplished Cheddar Valley Brass Band, training band and also a number of ensembles.

Tickets: £5 each to raise money for the renewal of the Cheddar Village Hall.
Available in school, or from Richard Scourse 01934 743013; or on the door on the evening.


Safeguarding


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.

BBC School Report - Thursday 15 March 2018

The Kings and Queens News Team will be making the news for real on Thursday, 15 March 2018, as they take part in BBC News School Report. You will be able to see the team's report that will be recorded on the day!

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


Florence qualifies for National Championships

Still balancing her GCSE exams with her equestrian events, Year 11 student Florence Human at The Kings of Wessex Academy recently enjoyed more success riding her horse, Dylan (proper name Fulgencio) at the start of June. Florence was competing at Hartpury College in a National Schools Equestrian Association qualifier in two categories: Novice and Elementary. Florence and Dylan were...... more

Finlay sails to National Squad Success

Year 10 student Finlay Oliver at The Kings of Wessex Academy is enjoying a very successful racing season, further to his selection to the RS Feva Class National Squad. Finlay and his helm Quinn Edmonds from Bristol, were placed in the top fifth coming 20th out of 106 boats in the RS Feva Nationals, held during half term at the National Sailing Academy in Weymouth. During two days'...... more

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Safeguarding


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

Publications


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.