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It is with great sadness that The Kings of Wessex Academy learned on Thursday 5 October 2017 afternoon of the untimely death of former student Johdi Russell.
Johdi left Kings at the end of Year 12 last summer and she will be remembered very fondly as an eternally happy, beautiful girl. Johdi was excited by life, and always saw the positive in everyone and everything. She was funny, bubbly and friendly, and could light up any conversation. Even when Johdi was faced with adversity she did not allow it to define her and was determined to make the most of every situation. Johdi had the broadest sweetest smile that will always be remembered by those who knew her.
The Academy will be supporting Johdi's younger sister, friends, students and staff in school.
On behalf of all the staff and students at Kings, Executive Headteacher Gavin Ball has sent love and thoughts to Johdi's family at this sad time and they will be in our prayers.
Students at the Kings of Wessex Academy are celebrating their excellent A Level results. The A Level pass rate remains at an impressive 98% and more than half of the students were awarded grades of B, A and A*.
Click here for the A and AS exam results.
There was much to celebrate at The Kings of Wessex Academy on Thursday, as Year 11 students yet again picked up an excellent set of GCSE results. We are very proud to be celebrating our students' achievements with 75% of students in Year 11 achieving five or more standard passes, including English and Maths.
Click here for the GCSE exam results.
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.
Starting with English and maths, GCSE grades in England will be graded from 9 to 1. Find out more:
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.
For more information on accessing Firefly please visit our Parents Online page here.
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.
Years 11, 12 and 13 Art and Photography students from The Kings of Wessex Academy recently ventured beyond the classroom to visit Bristol for a day of modern and street art.
Executive Headteacher Gavin Ball had a very prestigious evening engagement last Tuesday (10 October 2017) when he attended the HM Lord Lieutenant’s Annual Awards service in the equally prestigious...
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
On Thursday, 16 March, the Kings and Queens News Team were "Going the Extra Mile" with their look at local bus provision in our rural community.
You can see the team's report that was recorded on the day!
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.
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
The 2016 issue of Platform, the Kings' arts magazine of student work, is now available online, please click here to view it.
The December issue of The Kings' Messenger is now available online, please click here to read it.
The next academic year calendar is now available online, please click here to see it.