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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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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.

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Year 7 are enjoying an interactive session today with “Mr Bully”, learning about dealing with bullies and how we ca…

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Thanks to all the Year 11 parents who attended parents evening last week, it was great to be able to share how well…

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We’re excited to welcome parents to our Year 11 Parents Evening on Thursday this week. We will be open from 4.30pm,…


Year 9 volunteer at Wincanton Library

We are extremely proud of our Year 9 students who supported some of the older members of our community by volunteering at Wincanton Library on Saturday. They engaged them in learning how...

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Very proud of our Year 9’s! #ProudtobeKA

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RT North Dorset Teaching School Alliance @NorthDorsetTSA: UCAS IS OPEN! For more info about how you could #traintoteach primary or secondary in a great local school near you…


Read all about KA in our brand new prospectus!

Our new prospectus is out now!


Parent Forum

Following the huge success of our first Parent Forum on Thursday, do come along and meet the new Head and see our wonderful school at our Open Evening on Tuesday 24th September....


Open Morning & Evening

Come and visit us to find out how we bring learning to life; experience a tour of the school, curriculum areas, and have the chance to talk to teachers, prefects and students....

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All KA parents/carers are invited to our first Parent Forum on Thurs 19th Sept 6pm-7.30pm

At this event you will h…


Former student Kira featured in The Sherborne Times

We are delighted to see former KA student Kira Blake featured in this month's Sherborne Times! Kira is two years into an electrical apprenticeship with Hunt's Foodservice - read 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