The King Alfred School, Highbridge

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The King Alfred School
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Established November 1957
Type Comprehensive school
Headteacher Andrew Owen
Location Burnham Road
Highbridge
Somerset
England Coordinates: 51°13′41″N 2°59′02″W / 51.228°N 2.984°W / 51.228; -2.984
Local authority Somerset County Council
DfE URN 123879 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1,306 as of January 2014
Ages 11–18
Website www.kingalfred.somerset.sch.uk

The King Alfred School is a Local Authority Maintained 11-18 school located in Highbridge, Somerset, England. It serves Highbridge, Burnham-on-Sea and the surrounding villages. In 2007, the school celebrated its 50th anniversary.[1] The school has a Sixth Form Centre for students studying AS and A2 levels.

The school is associated with the King Alfred Sport Centre which is next to the school site.[2] There is some evidence of Roman remains under the school playing field.[3]

Academic performance[edit]

The Ofsted report in October 2012 rated the school as Good overall with Outstanding for Behaviour, Safety and Attitudes.[4]

In 2013, 60.3% of Year 11 students achieved five or more GCSE passes at grade A* to C including Mathematics and English, compared with 57.4% in the rest of Somerset and 60.1% nationally.[5] The school's value added score of 1007.4 placed the school at the 37th centile for progress nationally.

In 2012, 62% of Year 11 students achieved five or more GCSE passes at grade A* to C including Mathematics and English (Somerset - 56%; National - 58%). The school's value added score of 1017.7 placed the school at the 20th centile for progress nationally. In 2011, 68% of Year 11 students achieved five or more GCSE passes at grade A* to C including Mathematics and English (Somerset - 57%; National - 57%). The school's value added score of 1008.1 placed the school at the 35th centile for progress nationally.

In 2013 the A2 Level Average Points Score per Student was 765, compared with 744 in 2012 and 601 in 2011. In 2013 the A2 level Average Points Score per Entry was 206 compared with 193 in 2012 and 173 in 2011.

In 2013 the AS Level Average Points Score per Student was 297, compared with 270 in 2012 and 233 in 2011. In 2013 the A level Average Points Score per Entry was 186 compared with 175 in 2012 and 170 in 2011.

Notable Students[edit]

  • 2013 World Champion BMX Champions and 2012 London Olympian Liam Phillips attended The King Alfred School. [6]
  • Paralympian swimmer Anthony Stephens, the 200m Freestyle (S5) Gold Medal Winner at the 2006 IPC World Championships attended The King Alfred School. [7]
  • Musician George Shelley of Union J attended The King Alfred School. [8]

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