One of Britain’s best school-based sixth forms is having an exciting extension after soaring in numbers 

Work is now underway for a University-style extension to The King Alfred School Academy in Highbridge, Somerset after a rapid increase in numbers over the past few years.

The extension will allow for more meeting rooms and offices, study zones and communal and cafe areas for students.

The Sixth Form is attracting students from across the area, including many from Weston-super-Mare, Worle, Bridgwater and even internationally as well as from Burnham and Highbridge. 

TKASA and its Sixth Form have had outstanding success in the last few years since becoming part of The Priory Learning Trust and seen its popularity soar with improvements to facilities of well over £1 million.

Students are securing places at the best universities and on the best apprenticeships, both locally and nationally. 


Principal Dan Milford said: “This is absolutely terrific news for the students, Academy and wider community.

“The additional space will allow us to create extra study spaces for students, quiet study areas or zones, a refurbished common room and newly designed cafe style facilities.”

“This is in addition to the expansive university-style Year 12 and 13 independent study space we already have in the centre.” “TKASA is in a great place with numbers not only growing in the Sixth Form but also with our Year 7 intake for September where we will be welcoming over 250 students next academic year.”

For more details about joining the Sixth Form contact the school or email jgaskell@jdnc_tkasa

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