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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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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....

Charlton Horethorne CE VA Primary School - Twitter 13 Sep

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

At this event you will h… https://t.co/qEnK3p7eAL

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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: https://issuu.com/sherbornetimes/docs/st0068_september_2019_issuu

Charlton Horethorne CE VA Primary School - Twitter 9 Sep

We are delighted to see former KA student Kira featured in this month’s @sherbornetimes talking about her electrica… https://t.co/cFrtUAi3r0

Charlton Horethorne CE VA Primary School - Twitter 4 Sep

We are looking forward to welcoming back our wonderful students for the exciting year ahead! The summer has seen ma… https://t.co/ViN1yHqFiX

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KA students reap the rewards of rapid improvement!

For the second consecutive year, King Arthur’s GCSE results have exceeded expectations, including a number of students achieving the very highest 8 and 9 GCSE grades. These results are testament to the...

Charlton Horethorne CE VA Primary School - Twitter 22 Aug

KA students reap the rewards of rapid improvements! Well done Year 11!
https://t.co/9GvqaYjocN #gcseresultsday2019 #GCSEresults #Wincanton

Charlton Horethorne CE VA Primary School - Twitter 20 Aug

Good luck to all our students collecting GCSE results on Thursday, we’ll be open from 9.30am – full details can be… https://t.co/qOI1TwQe0U

Charlton Horethorne CE VA Primary School - Twitter 23 Jul

Our summer newsletter is now online! https://t.co/iIEK8L4dML #Wincanton #SchoolNews https://t.co/HQEQtn7Y76

Charlton Horethorne CE VA Primary School - Twitter 12 Jul

Safe travels to our Year 11 students who left at 2am this morning – they’re off to spend a month volunteering in Bo… https://t.co/096MPDDZ1u

Charlton Horethorne CE VA Primary School - Twitter 11 Jul

Year 7 have had a great day in London. We started off with a cruise down the Thames then a ride on the London Eye.… https://t.co/KSaec4NxOO

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