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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 working in close partnership with the Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust, the North Dorset Teaching School Alliance and the Tower Learning to provide an excellent education for all.

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Last Friday we held a non-school uniform day in aid of Comic Relief and raised £294. Thank you to all who supported…


Spring Concert

Join us for our Spring Concert at Wincanton Memorial Hall on 29th April at 6.30pm. Tickets: Adults £2.00 / Concessions £1.00 Available from School Reception

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We are currently experiencing problems with our telephone system. We have engineers working to resolve the issues.…

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As a school we have achieved Silver Champion School status for National Citizen Service (NCS). Over 25% of Year 11…

Charlton Horethorne CE VA Primary School - Twitter 18 Feb

The last couple of days have been busy for our staff and students on the History trip to Berlin.
Yesterday they we…

Charlton Horethorne CE VA Primary School - Twitter 17 Feb

The History trip to Berlin with our staff and Year 9 & 10 students continues with them visiting the DDR Museum to s…

Charlton Horethorne CE VA Primary School - Twitter 16 Feb

Our staff and students are enjoying their trip to Berlin with visits so far to the historic Brandenburg Gate and Re…

Charlton Horethorne CE VA Primary School - Twitter 15 Feb

Staff and students from Years 9 & 10 set off on a History school trip yesterday to Berlin.
They have arrived safely…

Charlton Horethorne CE VA Primary School - Twitter 4 Feb

This week is Literacy Week at KA.
Students are getting involved in a range of activities across all subjects.

Charlton Horethorne CE VA Primary School - Twitter 17 Jan

Well done to our U16 boys basketball team who won against Stanchester Academy yesterday 62-13!!


POW comes to King Arthur’s

Lynne Franks, who was recently awarded an OBE by Prince Charles for her work in fashion, business and women’s empowerment, is going to be working together with a group of seven students...

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