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
and forms to complete and return by 12 February are available
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