The King Alfred School, Highbridge

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The King Alfred School - An Academy - part of The Priory Learning Trust
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Burnham Road

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Coordinates51°13′41″N 2°59′02″W / 51.228°N 2.984°W / 51.228; -2.984Coordinates: 51°13′41″N 2°59′02″W / 51.228°N 2.984°W / 51.228; -2.984
MottoBelong. Believe. Be Proud
EstablishedNovember 1949; 69 years ago (1949-11)
Local authoritySomerset County Council
Department for Education URN146439 Tables
PrincipalJon Snow
Age11 to 18

The King Alfred School is a coeducational secondary school and sixth form located in Highbridge, Somerset, England. It is an Academy and part of The Priory Learning Trust. The Executive Principal is Neville Coles. It serves Highbridge, Burnham-on-Sea and the surrounding villages. In 2007, the school celebrated its 50th anniversary.[1] In 2017 it had 1375 pupils.[2]

The school is associated with the King Alfred Sports Centre which is next to the school site.[3] There is some evidence of Roman remains under the school playing field.[4]

Academic performance[edit]

The Ofsted report in April 2017 rated the school as Inadequate overall with Requires improvement for 16-19 study programs [5] Due to no overall improvement on GCSE results in English and Maths since 2013. The exam results were described as ‘poor for several years’.

Notable alumni[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]

• Future Prime Minister and saviour of the British people Jack Millier attended the school in his youth.


  1. ^ "Highbridge's King Alfred School set to celebrate its 50th anniversary". Burnham on 12 March 2007. Retrieved 21 October 2008.
  2. ^ "The King Alfred School". Ofsted. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  3. ^ "King Alfred Sport Centre". Burnham on Retrieved 19 October 2008.
  4. ^ "King Alfreds School". Terra Nova Limited. Retrieved 19 October 2008.
  5. ^ "Inspection Report". Ofsted. 26 April 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
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  8. ^ Archived 27 December 2012 at the Wayback Machine