One of Britain’s best school-based Sixth Forms is to open its doors this month

By Jill Dando News

The King Alfred School Academy Sixth Form will open its doors on Thursday 29th September from 6pm for all Year 11 students wishing to join the incredible post 16 provision.

It enjoys excellent results, inspirational teaching and a school style community atmosphere with fabulous expanded facilities.

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. 

Jack, who is going to read Politics at university in 2023 at Nottingham or Southampton, said: “I’m so delighted to be at TKASA. It is a fantastic sixth form and is allowing my studies to flourish alongside my passion to help the environment.”


Olivia, who was the founding member of Jill Dando News five years ago, is planning to go to Oxford University to study Medicine.

She said: “I never thought sixth form could be this good. There is a tremendous buzz around the place and we get so much encouragement and support to go for our dreams.” 

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.


Their new expanded facilities will include a coffee lounge, more study areas and rooms for meetings.

Principal Dan Milford said: “We would love to welcome all Year 11 students who are looking to join a high-achieving Sixth Form, with a terrific buzz and based in a terrific environment.”

There will also be an Open Morning on Saturday 8th October.

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