King Arthur's School, Wincanton -

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.


We are thinking about you!

Here's a postcard from us to all of you at home!


Local information & support

Please find below some local groups and information that may be useful during this time: Wincanton Help-flyer Home Delivery Flyer TC Town Contacts   Templecombe Click here Also see the 'Templecombe Village'...


Gillingham Food Bank

Gillingham Food Bank provides a valuable local service - please see their website for more information:


Need to talk?

There are a number of different people you can talk to if you need to:

Charlton Horethorne CE VA Primary School - Twitter 20 Mar

It’s with heavy hearts we close the school today…read more: #ProudtobeKA

Charlton Horethorne CE VA Primary School - Twitter 20 Mar

All parents – please read the latest letter on our website re Government guidance on Covid-19. Read in full here:…


KA Closure

It is with heavy hearts that we close the school today, but we appreciate that this is the best and safest approach for everyone at this time. KA will be closed, but...


School Closures

Government Guidance on Keyworkers URGENT   Covid-19 – Update from SAST   Thursday 19 March 2020 7.30am   In light of the Government announcement of school closures except for children of key workers...


Access Google Classroom

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Parent Update from SAST: Covid-19

As a Trust, we are taking seriously the risk of the Covid-19 virus, and would like to reassure parents, students and staff that action is being taken and contingency plans are in...

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