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06 December 2021

Festive Night Charitable Sale

Year 13 Business Diploma students took part in a Festive Night Charitable sale on Friday night, with sell out success. As part of their ‘Event Management’ coursework they made and sold a range of festive edible goodies which went down a treat! Thank you to all who supported the team on the night. Money raised will be donated to Cheddar Food Bank.... more




30 November 2021

Shoreline Black Rock Surf Kayak Champion

Philippa G in year 11 has won the Shoreline Black Rock Surf Kayak Championships, held in Bude at the weekend, competing against kayakers from all over the UK and Europe. Not to mention in a very cold Sea! Well done Philippa!... more




29 November 2021

Young Player of the Year

Year 11 student Jimmy C has been awarded 'Young Player of the Year' by the Somerset Cricket League! "That's awesome" says Kings of Wessex Academy head of sport, Matt Wells. Well done Jimmy!... more




25 November 2021

Year 11 students' exceptional sporting success

Many of our year 11 students are achieving exceptional sporting success alongside their school studies, and many of them were going uncelebrated or even unknown. So we thought we would share their achievements with you as we, as a PE department, are very proud of them!

Gymnastics

• Elana W and Daisy T achieved gold in the South West Acrobatic Gymnastics Championship Youth Open last weekend in a trio with Elana's sister, Tahli. They were representing Splitz Gymnastics Club. • Katie F competes for Great Britain in Group Acrobatic Gymnastics and came 3rd in Europe.

Football

• Oscar B and Charlie W both play for Bristol Rovers Academy. • Luc G, Ben C and Ronnie B all represent the Weston Academy Squad.

Rugby

• Mary F is part of the Girls Bristol Bears Centre of Excellence Development Squad. • Kenny P is part of the Boys Bristol Bears Centre of Excellence Development Squad.

Surf Kayaking

• Philippa G won the English Surf Kayak Competition this summer and is now training for the World Championships in 2022.

Cricket

• Jimmy C and Will C both represent the...... more




24 November 2021

Keeping traditional woodwork alive

The Kings of Wessex Academy has partnered with Artichoke Ltd, a bespoke interior design firm, to enhance the training of their A-level students. See more in this ITV report https://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2021-11-19/the-furniture-school-fighting-to-keep-traditional-woodwork-alive ... more




23 November 2021

Fairlands and Hugh Sexey Boys Hockey

Tonight we hosted Fairlands and Hugh Sexey again. This time for boys hockey! Two teams with a mixture of year 7 and 8 boys. A team match was won by Hugh Sexey 2-0 B team match was won by Fairlands 4-1 Thank you to Ellen C and Ellie C (year 12 pupils) for umpiring. ... more




19 November 2021

U16 Boys Somerset Cup 2nd Round - Chew Valley v Kings of Wessex Academy

Kings of Wessex won 7 - 2

Kings started the match with determination. They dominated the opening exchanges between the sides. The first goal, from Oscar B, was excellently executed and was followed up with a similar shot a few minutes later, to take Kings two nil up. This settled the team and they started to play some excellent football. The work ethic and teamwork were evident with each player positively backing each other. Fourteen minutes into the first half Ben C hit a long ranging goal which wouldn't have looked out of place in an online FIFA game. Charlie W made a superb, accurate and powerful shot, totally overcoming the Chew Valley keeper. A tactical change caused some unrest and resulted in Chew gaining a goal back. Kings remained focused and went into the second half 4-1 up. The second half again showed the class and depth of the Kings team. Oscar B scored the first goal of the second half which he followed up with a sensational penalty. After a lapse in concentration, in which the Kings team felt there was an aggressive challenge on Charlie W, Chew Valley scored their second goal to take the score sheet to 6 - 2. Not content with this,...... more




17 November 2021

Fairlands and Hugh Sexey Hockey

Last night we hosted Fairlands and Hugh Sexey for year 6, 7 and 8 girl's hockey fixtures. Year 6 Fairlands 1 ‐ 2 Hugh Sexey Year 7 Fairlands 1 ‐ 0 Hugh Sexey Year 8 Fairlands 5 ‐ 1 Hugh Sexey Thank you to Ellen C and Ciara A (both year 12) for giving up their time to umpire. It was great to see so many girls playing hockey and having fun. Well played all.... more




27 October 2021

Tom Walsh's rickshaw challenge

Year 12 student Tom Walsh will be taking part in the rickshaw challenge for BBC's Children in Need. On Monday 1st November he will be on the rickshaw following the route below. It would be great if people can support him as he passes by! He starts in Bristol at 7.30am from the SS Great Britain Stop 1 - Clifton Suspension Bridge - around 8.20 Stop 2 - Chew Valley Lake - Salt & Malt - around 10.30 Stop 3 - Riverside Inn - around 12.55 Ends at Thatchers Brewery, Sandford - around 2.15 We believe that the Riverside Inn in question is the one in Cheddar, and so can guess that the route from Chew Valley Lake will be up Burrington Combe, and down the Cheddar Gorge for maximum televisual effect. Quite a challenge on a rickshaw! Presumably they will then cycle the hard way via Shipham to Sandford, although the flatter route passing by Axbridge could be the choice of tired legs. STOP PRESS You can now see the exact route at https://live.opentracking.co.uk/cin2021/ which shows a route that leads direct from Compton Martin to the Cheddar...... more




12 August 2021

GCSE and Level 2 Results

Year 11 students are today celebrating an excellent set of GCSE results at Kings Academy. Students have shown resilience and determination throughout these unprecedented circumstances. Their effort and dedication to master the knowledge and skills required across the range of subjects studied has been remarkable. Given the current situation, statistical trends have not been included; the focus being on individuals' achievements. Students should be extremely proud of their accomplishments; especially given the unique challenges they have faced during the pandemic. There have been some exceptional individual performances including; Laurence H achieving 11 grade 9s and one grade 7, Melissa N with 10 grade 9s and two grade 8s, Isabelle C with 10 grade 9s, one grade 8 and one grade 7. Megan R achieved nine grade 9s and one grade 8. Alyn E celebrates eight grade 9s, a Level 2 Distinction* within their twelve qualifications. Rose P achieved eight grade 9s with her remaining subjects at grade 8. King's students have shown exceptional progress from their KS2 scores demonstrating the impact of continuous hard work and enabling them to access exciting next...... more