Students at one Britain’s best sixth forms raise over £2000 in five days

By Samara, 16

The tremendous amount ended a year where the school-based Sixth Form at The King Alfred School Academy in Highbridge, Somerset continued to soar.

A grand total of £2,008.60 is to be shared between NHS Charities Together and MPS Society which exists to support and advocate for rare diseases mucopolysaccharidosis, Fabry and related conditions.

A week of events at the Highbridge school has seen a Rag Week Walk through Burnham  town centre where shoppers dug deep to give the students in fancy dress a total of £800.

Events were held every day last week in the school at breaks and lunchtimes, and included ‘Soak the Teacher’ and a bushtucker trial plus other fun events.

A spokesperson for the TKASA Student Union said: “We are so proud of everyone involved in raising for these fantastic charities, and for working hard through restrictions and del

Some 36% of this Year 13s have offers from Russell Group universities with a three year rise in offers from Oxford and Cambridge.

The range of courses to be studied include music, psychology, medicine, maths, sport, history, law, biology, politics, photography and film.

They also have a flourishing community and charity work, and host an inspirational political question time.

The Sixth Form is part of The Priory Learning Trust and attracts students from Weston-super- Mare, Bridgwater and beyond.

Head of Sixth Form Jonathan Gaskell said: “We would love to meet prospective students.”