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Working in partnership to deliver excellent education

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At the heart of our community

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Helping every student to succeed

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Students thrive and succeed in our positive, caring and respectful environment.

King Arthur’s is a 11-16 school in the historic town of Wincanton.

We serve the local community across the area including surrounding villages in Dorset and Somerset. The school is now a member of the Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust (SAST), and together we are working to deliver excellent education for all.


Please note that our site is CLOSED TO ALL VISITORS unless they have a pre-booked appointment. This is to keep our site Covid-secure. 

To book an appointment please contact the school office and you must complete this form in advance of your visit. Please also ensure that you read our visitor protocol below:

Essential visitor protocol


Support for Parents in Lockdown

If you are feeling the strain, please see some of these websites for help and advice: A website dedicated to single parents   Student Support Websites Please...

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A message from @StrodeCollege for our Year 11 students:


How to support your child if they are feeling anxious about Covid-19

Please see the flyer below from Young Minds: How to support your child if they are feelign anxious about Coronavirus 

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Did you know you can also access Teams lessons through your XBox or Playstation?

This video shows students how to…

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Latest update following the Government’s lockdown announcement:


Closure of Schools – Update

4th January 2021 Dear Parents, Carers and Students, I write following the Prime Minister’s announcement that all schools in England will close, shared earlier this evening. As you will be aware, the...

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Please see our latest letter on our website:

Head of School: Mrs Jen Jacklin



We are proud to be a SAST school – find out more here.





Our Mission

We support and encourage every student to strive for the highest possible levels of academic achievement alongside developing the personal attributes and qualities to thrive and make a positive contribution throughout life.

Our aims are to:

  • Create a challenging, inclusive, collaborative, creative and happy learning community;
  • Ensure high quality teaching and learning, honesty and respect for others, with a collective will to bring out the best in every student in our care.
  • Instil in students a belief that they can and will achieve beyond expectations in order to meet their dreams and lead their lives;
  • Enable students to take their place in the world as happy, healthy, kind, confident, ambitious & independent individuals, with enquiring minds ready to face the challenges of tomorrow.

What we value – The King Arthur’s ethos

  • Our students come first
  • Enjoyment, with hard work, and going the extra mile
  • Friendliness and strong sense of community
  • Support and care for everyone and each other
  • Integrity, manners and honesty
  • Inquisitiveness through a breadth of opportunities and experiences
  • An engaging, calm and purposeful learning environment
  • Leadership, aspiration and ambition
  • Pride, quality and excellence – the details matter