School praised by Bear and Boris sees whopping 100% boost in its sixth form intake

Record numbers of students, parents and carers visited one of the fastest growing sixth forms in Britain – which includes six new international students.

The King Alfred School Academy has seen a 100% increase in their school-based A Level sixth form numbers with a huge 103 intake this year including six students from countries including Italy.
This week hundreds of students, parents and carers viewed the excellent facilities and met current students and staff.
TKASA has had a brilliant 18 months with a raft of good news, £1.2 million of site improvements and a huge increase in their GCSE results and wonderful A Level results. Earlier this year Bear Grylls praised King Alfred’s Britain’s first school-based scout group and in July Prime Minister Boris Johnson did similarly after a two-hour tour and visit.

Boris meets Jill Dando reporters at TKASA

The academy is part of The Priory Learning Trust and is attracting students from schools in Weston-super-Mare including Priory Community School Academy, Worle Community School Academy, as well as Bridgwater.
Principal Nathan Jenkins said: “It was thrilling to see so many students and families with us tonight. The growth in numbers has been fantastic and there is a real buzz around the academy and sixth form.”
Students attending the sixth form receive a bursary for travel as well as a free laptop for their studies.