A major project to undertake a number of repairs at King Alfred School Academy in Highbridge has been completed.

The school received £1.2 million from the Department for Education in 2018 towards much-needed building upgrades, including replacement roofs across the site.

New skylights and windows have also been installed throughout, and the results of the project can be seen in these aerial photographs.

Principal Nathan Jenkins told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “These photos capture the modern, professional facilities that we are building here at TKASA.”

“We are delighted with the roof work. It has been completed on budget and on time.”

Executive Principal of The Priory Learning Trust, Neville Coles, adds: “This will allow us to now make further site improvements over next few months – new outdoor eating spaces and new student toilets are planned as the pace of change continues.”

King Alfred School Academy, Highbridge

The school also says its students are on course to achieve strong GCSE results this year.

Neville adds: “The Academy is predicting much-improved GCSE outcomes again this summer and we have a record number of students choosing to take post-16 courses. This is a testament to the great work being done by head teacher Mr Jenkins and all our team at TKASA.”

131 pupils have chosen to enter the sixth form this year, post-16, up from 57 last year, showing a big jump.