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King Alfred's

King Alfred’s is a Secondary School with a total of 1805 students on roll.

There are 1525 students in years 7-11 and 280 young adults attend the 6th Form.

The Academy is a highly effective and successful school with pupil progress and final results well above national averages.

We are a two site school based in Wantage, Oxfordshire. Hosting Years 7 and 8 on West Site and Years 9 - 13 on Centre Site.

About our school experience

Individual requirements:
No requirements specified
King Alfred's Academy can offer up to 3 days free of charge School Experience visitors over a range of subjects over selected weeks in the academic year. Longer than 3 days would be charged at £10 plus VAT each day. No DBS check required. Meet and greet with the Deputy Headteacher for advice on getting into teaching and the Oxfordshire school's SCITT programme. Also a Teaching School Administrator for one to one contact for providing information and documentation on the School Experience Day.
Art and design, Biology, Business studies, Chemistry, Computing, Dance, Design and technology, Drama, Economics, English, French, Geography, Health and social care, History, Maths, Media studies, Music, Physical education, Physics, Religious education, and Spanish
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School phases
  • Secondary (11 to 16)
OX12 9BY
DBS check required

No - Candidates will be accompanied at all times

Administration fees

£10.00 Daily, If your School Experience visit is over 3 days. Once you have completed your Booking Form to attend King Alfred's Academy, an invoice will be raised. A cheque can be made payable to the Vale Academy payable in advance by bank transfer or Trust.

Please note: School Experience visitors are subject to an Administration fee if your visit to King Alfred’s Academy is of more than 3 days. The fee is £10 + VAT each day.

If you are in receipt of benefits, there is a discounted rate but proof of this must be provided.

Dress code

Business dress, Cover up tattoos, Smart casual

Start and finish times

08:50am to 3:15pm - Flexible

Please indicate on your Booking Form if you have any commitments in which can be taken into account when creating a Schools observation programme for you.


Yes - on site parking provided

Centre Site there is NO parking on the school grounds for visitors nor in the Wantage Leisure Centre car park opposite the school.

Please use The Beacon car park which is situated next to Centre Site. The car park fees for The Beacon are as follows: up to 2 hours free, 3 hours £1.30, 4 hours £3.30, 6 hours £4.30 and over 6 hours £5.30.

Parking is available at West Site.

Teacher training offered


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