Celebrating a 5 Star Hygiene Award

The in-house catering team at The King Alfred’s School in Highbridge have been awarded a 5* Food Hygiene Rating by Sedgemoor District Council for the sixth time.

The 5* Rating is the highest rating awarded under the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme.

This is a national  scheme which help consumers choose where to eat out or shop for food by giving them information about the hygiene standards in restaurants, cafés, takeaways, mobile outlets, hotels and food shops.

Catering Manager, Tracey Lowe, said “We are delighted to have achieved the top rating again. It is reassuring for our customers to know that we maintain the very highest of standards.”

Opening at 8.00am for breakfast, the school canteen provides a wide range of hot and cold food, freshly prepared each day on the premises.


For more information about food at the school please contact Tracey Lowe, Catering Manager.

Academy and Ofsted Update

The King Alfred School are now able to provide an update on the process of academisation which was impacted by their Ofsted judgement of April 2017. In June 2017 Somerset Local Authority commissioned the Clevedon Learning Trust to lead the post-Ofsted school improvement programme. During the second half of the summer term the school and Clevedon Learning Trust worked together with students and staff to develop their 'Be Proud Plan', which was shared with parents at the post-Ofsted parent meeting.  

On Thursday 31st August 2017 the South West Headteacher Board met to decide which Trust should be asked to ‘sponsor’ the school.  This group of experienced Headteachers were led by the Regional Commissioner for Schools (RSC) in the South West, Rebecca Clark.  During this meeting they discussed in detail which local Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) was at this time, best-placed to become the school's sponsor and work with them to develop and move forward from their Ofsted judgement of April 2017.  

The Headteacher Board decided that The Priory Learning Trust (PLT) based in Weston-super-Mare were the Trust best placed to support and develop the school as it embarks on the next stage of its improvement journey.  You can find out more about The Priory Learning Trust online at www.priorylearningtrust.org.uk  Currently PLT has two secondary schools within the MAT.  These are Priory Community School and Worle Community School.  Worle was placed in Special Measures in April 2016 - prior to joining the Trust - and has made rapid improvement in recent times.  It is planned that three local primary schools will join The Priory Learning Trust in 2018.  


A ‘due diligence’ process will now start to enable the financial and legal aspects of this partnership to be fully explored ahead of The King Alfred School formally becoming part of The Priory Learning Trust, early in 2018.  Meetings will be running over the coming weeks to provide parents further information about this. 

Parent Information Evenings - Presentations

Please find the presentation information from the meetings held in September 2017.  These are also found in the Year Team sections of the website.

Year 11 - Monday, 11th September  - Please click here for the Year 11 Presentation Information 

Year 9 and 10 - Tuesday, 12th September - Please click here for the Year 9 and 10 Presentation Information

Year 8 - Thursday, 14th September - Please click here for the Year 8 Presentation Information

Year 7 - Monday, 25th September - Please click here for the Year 7 Presentation Information

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