Welcome to The Kings of Wessex Academy

As one of the leading schools in the South West, The Kings of Wessex Academy aspires to provide all our young people with a world class education.

We believe passionately that all our children can achieve, and we are committed to working with each and every child to enable them to reach their full potential. Students are encouraged and supported to work to the best of their ability in all that they do. Excellent examination results are achieved year after year and a high proportion of our students go on to University.

Kings is an exciting place to learn, with a dedicated and committed team of staff who work hard to inspire our young people and help them to learn. We encourage our students to be outstanding, and we provide a wealth of opportunities both in and out of the classroom. We have an extensive programme of educational visits and activities, and we are strong in the areas of Sport, Music and Drama.

We are a forward-thinking Academy, but at the same time we still believe in traditional values. We expect our young people to be polite, to show respect for others and to maintain high standards of behaviour and uniform.

Individuals matter at Kings, and our students receive excellent guidance and support. A Tutor is on hand to support students on a daily basis and we provide advice and guidance at key points in a child's time in the Academy. We have a first class mentoring scheme and all students preparing for examinations can boost their grades by attending extra sessions after hours and in the Easter holidays.

At Kings we are fortunate to have some great facilities. All our subjects are grouped together in Departments, with specialist facilities in Science, Design Technology, Art, Music, Drama and P.E. The Academy has excellent IT facilities and an impressive on-site Leisure Centre, which is enjoyed by our students and the community.

The active involvement of parents in their child's education is crucial to success. We work closely with parents and provide regular opportunities to be involved. Kings also has excellent links with the community that help our young people to get the most out of their education.

The Kings of Wessex Academy is an exceptional place to learn where young people can flourish and succeed. Learning is fun and exciting and our staff are absolutely committed to 'getting the best out of everyone.'

If you would like to come and see the Academy at work then please do contact us. We welcome visitors and would be delighted to show you round and tell you more about our work.

Yours sincerely,


Executive Headteacher