Highbridge’s King Alfred School has this week officially become part of a high-achieving multi-academy trust.

On Monday October 1st, the school officially joined The Priory Learning Trust after a year of being assisted by its leaders and staff.

New Principal Nathan Jenkins began in his role last month and says he is now eager to make the school one of the best around.

The changes, which were first reported by Burnham-On-Sea.com here in July, will see the school formally known as ‘The King Alfred School – an Academy’.

This year’s GCSE results showed that King Alfred School is one of the fastest improving schools in Somerset. This term, as part of a series of ongoing improvements, it has also launched an impressive new student uniform with blazer and tie.

The Priory Learning Trust has a strong track record in leading schools to high achievement – one of its schools, Worle Community School, has become one of the fastest improving in the South West during the last two years.

Nathan said: “We are so excited about the future and delighted to become part of The Priory Learning Trust. Already there is a positive momentum and a belief that this school is really going places. We thank parents, carers and the community for all their support.”

Neville Coles, Executive Principal of TPLT, added: “It is clear that the students, staff and community are all together in working hard to make TKAS excellent in every way. We have seen great progress and there is much more to come.”

The Highbridge school has become one of Somerset’s most improved schools and has a positive momentum with much-improved GCSE exam results, site improvements, and a recent £1.2 million cash boost from the Government.