In a new initiative being trialled this year, King Alfred’s Academy in Wantage are offering families with KS2 primary age children – and anyone else interested – the opportunity to come along and explore their new buildings and facilities on their Centre Site campus on the morning of Saturday 22 September, 10am – 1pm. This is extra to the academy’s other Open Mornings later in the month and its traditional Open Evening in October.
Following a £17m redevelopment programme, the Wantage academy is keen to welcome anyone who has not yet had a chance to view their array of new buildings, including their purpose-built Science Building and the recently completed multi-purpose complex that accommodates the Food Technology Department, a Students’ Social Area and the new base for Sweatbox.
New Headteacher, Rick Holroyd, said: “We really hope parents and guardians will drop-in and find out about the wonderful facilities we now have, and the transformation King Alfred’s has undergone in recent years and months. It’s an exciting time for us; what with our outstanding A level results and greatly improved GCSE results, the future looks very positive. This event is a fantastic informal opportunity to find out about everything that King Alfred’s can offer when their children join us in Key Stage 3, and beyond”.
Refreshments will be available throughout the morning, and Faculty representatives will be on-hand to speak to and involve participants of all ages in various workshops that will be running.
Visitors are advised that there will be no parking available on Centre Site itself, but 2 hours free parking is available in The Beacon’s car park nearby.
For those unable to attend on the morning of 22nd September, King Alfred’s will be running its usual series of Open Mornings and traditional Open Evening on West Site, where an upgrading of facilities has also been taking place over the summer. Dates and details of these can be found on King Alfred’s website: www.kaacademy.org