Bulletin Board


End of Term Early Finish

Please note that on the last day of term, Thursday 19 July 2018, school will end at the earlier time of 12:30pm.
Thankyou for noting.


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


Brass Band Concert to raise money for Cheddar Village Hall – Friday 29 June 2018

A big thank you to our talented musicians who performed in the concert last week and who supported the event.
A wonderful £837 was raised on the evening and will contribute towards the renewal of the Cheddar Village Hall.

Thank you all!


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!

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


Students try out Trinity Hall Cambridge

The Kings of Wessex Academy's partnership with the Cambridge University HE+ initiative once again provided unrivalled opportunities to students last week when ten Kings’ students joined a group of Somerset schools to converge on Trinity Hall for two days to live as Cambridge undergraduates. After lunch in Hall, the students first experienced a selection of taster lectures from university...... more

Florence Triumphs in British Dressage Summer Regional Competition

Year 11 student Florence, from The Kings of Wessex Academy, added another success to her list of accolades when she recently won the British Dressage Summer Regional Competition, which now qualifies her for the National Championships at Stoneleigh in September. Florence’s triumph is particularly commendable as only the winners of these regional competitions qualify for the biggest...... more

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Exam Results Summer 2018


Year 13's exam results will be released on Thursday 16 August 2018. The academy will be open for students to collect their results from 8am until 2pm.
Staff will be available to discuss results and university options until 2pm. An appointment system extending over subsequent days may be used depending on demand.

After A-level results day, the Exams Office will next be open to Year 13 students on Wednesday 22 August from 10am 12pm and Thursday 23 August from 9am 12pm and then in normal school hours from Thursday 6 September.

Year 11's exam results will be released on Thursday 23 August. The academy will be open for students to collect their results from 9am until 2pm.
Staff will be available to discuss results and Sixth Form course choices until 2pm. An appointment system may be used depending on demand.

Students who cannot collect their results in person have two options:
(1) Provide the Exams Office with written authority naming someone else to collect their results. This named person, if not a student, will need to bring their own photo ID with them in order to collect the results.
(2) Provide the Exams Office with a stamp suitable for an A4 envelope and an address to which the results envelope should be posted. These envelopes will be posted after 2pm on results day.

Best wishes

The Exams Team

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.