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Preparing to join Kings in September 2016

An Options Evening for students starting in September will be held on Wednesday 27 January 2016 in the Main Hall. There will be a short welcome by the Headteacher followed by opportunity for you to visit the Subject Departments. A Key Stage 4 options booklet is available here, and forms to complete and return by 12 February are available here.

Click here for details of forthcoming induction dates for Year 8 students.

Drama at Kings

We can confirm that The Kings of Wessex Academy will no longer be offering GCSE or A Level Drama from September 2016. Students who are already enrolled on these courses will continue to study them and be fully supported until the end of the course. The Academy will continue to offer its popular Performing Arts course, which includes Drama, at both Key Stage 4 and in the Sixth Form.

The Academy remains committed to providing a broad range of Arts based subjects; including its current Performing Arts, Music, Art, Textiles and Photography courses, as well as its community arts work.

In line with many schools, the decision has been taken following careful consideration in the context of a decline in the number of students opting to study Drama and the need for the Academy to rationalise its curriculum in response to a year-on-year real terms reduction in Government funding. The Kings Theatre will continue to be used for the teaching of Performing Arts and community activities including the successful Cheddar Arts.

The Kings' Messenger

The February issue of The Kings' Messenger is now available online, please click here to read it.

Firefly and Parent Reports

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

Welcome to the website of 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 Chris Richardson.

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The Kings' Messenger

The latest copy of The Kings' Messenger is now available online.

Recent Additions To This Site

A Presentation about the Poland trip during Spring Halfterm holiday. 12 February 2016

Easter Revision programme Booklets have been added. 12 February 2016

There is a new Parents' Letter regarding Higher Education Preparation for Y12 students. 10 February 2016

Term dates for 2016/2017 have been added under Parents Calendar. 10 February 2016

A new student Blog entry is now available. 4 February 2016

A document explaining the Y11 grade report has been added. 3 February 2016

The Staff List has been updated. 25 January 2016

The spring term sports and 2015/16 enrichment Programmes have been revised. 14 January 2016

The summer exam Timetable has been revised. 13 January 2016

There is a new Parents' Letter regarding a school trip. 12 January 2016

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