King Alfred School Highbridge Guys and Dolls

Dozens of Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge students from King Alfred School Academy have performed a musical in front of capacity crowds this week.

Pupils at the school performed ‘Guys and Dolls’ to students, parents and residents – and also 220 Year 6 students who are joining the school this September.

Principal Nathan Jenkins said: “Everyone is thrilled with how the performances have gone. They were magnificent.”

King Alfred School Highbridge Guys and Dolls

The school prides itself on being an improving school with high standards and a wide range of extra-curricular activities.

Neville Coles, Executive Principal of The Priory Learning Trust, which runs the school, added: “It was a thrill and a delight to see such superb performances across the board. There were really stunning displays of acting and singing.”

“It is very important to us that we get great exam results in our Trust – and we do. The school is expecting a bumper crop of great outcomes this summer.”

“However, we also have a very strong view on making sure all our students are able to access great sporting and musical opportunities – alongside programmes such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award.”

“We think parents and carers really value events such as ‘Guys and Dolls’. Thank you for the superb support from the community in Highbridge and Burnham-On-Sea.”

“Mr. Jenkins and the team at the school are doing a superb job. It is worth noting that we have 130 post-16 students joining The Priory Learning Trust Sixth at the school this September. Last year we had just 60’.”

Among memorable performances, student Tom Hicks played a brilliant performance of Nathan Detroit.