King Alfred's Academy
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
About King Alfred's Academy
King Alfred’s Academy is a mixed, comprehensive, non-denominational secondary school with sixth form situated in Wantage, Oxfordshire. It is an academy converter supported by Vale Academy Trust, a South Oxfordshire multi-academy trust that supports seven other schools in the area.
A larger than average secondary school, King Alfred’s provides 2,205 places for students between the ages of 11 and 18 when fully subscribed. Current number on roll is 1800. The school converted to academy status in August 2011.
Values and Vision
King Alfred’s Academy students are given opportunities to enjoy lessons in a wide range of subjects, and students are encouraged to meet the Headteacher’s three main expectations: seizing all opportunities, behaving well and trying as hard as possible to reach your personal best. Hand in hand with high standards of teaching, an unrivalled enrichment programme provides a breadth of opportunity for all students both inside and outside the classroom.
In recent years, increasing amounts of money have been put into developing teaching facilities. A £6.2m state-of-the-art science block is the latest in a long line of school building developments. Work on a new Sportshall and expansion of the Sixth Form Centre will commence later this year.
“The academy has clear and effective guidelines for managing behaviour which are used consistently by all adults. As a result, students have an excellent understanding of what is expected of them and the impact that poor behaviour has on learning. The academy has taken effective steps to improve achievement in mathematics for students in receipt of pupil premium funding, and to boost students’ progress in science. Students say they feel safe in the academy. They are confident that adults will help and support them with their concerns.”