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BBC School Report day - Thursday 15 March 2018
Students from this school are making the news for real today as they take part in BBC News School Report. We aim to publish the news here by 1600 GMT on News Day.

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


Cheddar Kingfishers recently entered their largest ever team in the Somerset County Championships held at Millfield Pool over four weekends during January and February. 23 swimmers entered 79 events between them; with two of the swimmers each entering an astonishing 12 events. The events were held over the long course, 50m long pool, which in itself was a challenge for many of the swimmers who...... more


At the end of last term Performing Arts students from all year groups hosted one of their stunning shows to a packed audience in the Kings Theatre. Part of the students’ BTEC course requires them to perform in public and following rehearsals in class and social times the students staged a collection of performances of music, singing, dancing, and spoken word and acting; together with...... 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 - 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!


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.