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Cheddar Man in Guardian

Watch out in Saturday's Guardian newspaper (tomorrow) for our News Team who were interviewed yesterday about the Cheddar Man story!


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.

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.

Preparing to join Kings in September 2018


Induction - Dates for Year 8 Students

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

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


"WE ARE ALL ONE RACE" STUDENTS TELL THE GUARDIAN

The Kings and Queens News Team were part of last week’s media excitement when for once, the press pack were in the interview hot spot after a journalist from The Guardian newspaper visited the Academy. Journalist Steven Morris was in Cheddar last Thursday (8 February 2018) sleuthing about the Cheddar Man story that broke with the discovery that the DNA of a Briton discovered nearly...... more

BIG PITCH SEMI FINALISTS ARE ANNOUNCED

Year 9 Big Pitch students at The Kings of Wessex Academy know all about the unique selling point and business plans; so were clued up for the Semi-Finals of this hotly contested competition in school last Tuesday (6 February 2018). Of the eight teams presenting, the difficult decision was made to shortlist to the final fab four who are all now through to the finals to be held next month...... more

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Events


Watch this space!

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

BBC School Report - Going the Extra Mile

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!

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.