School profile

King Alfred's

King Alfred’s is a Secondary School with a total of 1650 students on roll.

There are 1270 students in years 7-11 and 380 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

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.
Start and finish times
8:30am 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.

Dress code

Business dress, Cover up tattoos, Smart casual

Teacher training


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Entry requirements

You must:

    • Photo identification: We will need to see a passport or photo driving licence
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement availability

· 9th October - 11th October 2023 (3-day week) (observing years 7-11 only)

· 11th December - 13th December 2023 (3-day week) (observing years 7-10 only)

· 26th February - 28th February 2024 (3-day week) (observing years 7-10 only)

· 29th April - 1st May 2024 (3-day week) (observing years 7-10 only)

· 3rd June - 5th June 2024 (3-day week) (observing years 7-10 only)

School experience type
In school


Portway, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 9BY
Map showing King Alfred's

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 (from 1st April 2022) up to 1 hour free, up to 2 hours £1.50, 3 hours £2.10, 4 hours £4.10, 6 hours £5.10 and over 6 hours £6.10

Parking is available at West Site.

Disability and access details

We offer facilities and provide an inclusive environment for students, staff and school experience candidates with disability and access needs. We're happy to discuss your disability or access needs before or as part of your school experience request.

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Portway, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 9BY
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16)
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

  • 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
  • Spanish