Six international students from Italy, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland are thriving at the school-based The King Alfred School Academy sixth form.
They were part of a huge 100% increase in their numbers to 103 students. The sixth form enjoys excellent results, inspirational teaching and a school style community atmosphere.
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.
This week more than 20 students attended the Modern Languages Society after school which is run by the six students – helping to boost their learning in French, Italian and German.
Head of Sixth Form Jonathan Gaskell said: “We are thrilled to have six international students as part of our expansion. They have fitted in extremely well.
“They are also helping our aim of broadening the horizons of our sixth form Somerset students.”
Students attending the sixth form receive a bursary for travel as well as a free laptop for their studies.
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.