King's Oak Academy
|Specialism||Mathematics and Computing|
|DfE URN||137106 Tables|
|Ofsted||Reports Pre-academy reports|
|Students||716 as of January 2012[update]|
|Colours||Royal Blue , Charcoal Grey, Blue Jumpers, Red Ties (formerly brown and blue)|
|Former name||Kingswood Grammar School|
It is situated just within the Unitary Authority of South Gloucestershire which borders Bristol. The school is a mixed comprehensive providing education for 712 students as of January 2012[update], predominantly from a catchment area of around 3 miles (4.8 km). It is situated at the roundabout of the A420 and the A4174 (Bristol ring road), between Warmley Hill and Warmley.
The school was founded in 1921 as Kingswood Grammar School (KGS), a co-educational grammar school when administered by the Gloucestershire Education Committee. On 15 October 1946, 13-year-old Robert Hayes of Kingswood died at Cossham Memorial Hospital after being injured at the school when playing with blank cartridges he had found at an ammunition dump. His right hand was blown off and he had other injuries to his body.
In the 1960s it had around 850 boys and girls, with 250 in the sixth form.
It became a comprehensive in 1976 being renamed "Kingsfield School".
Kingsfield School was officially rebranded as King's Oak Academy in September 2011. Its motto is now "In Pursuit Of Excellence".