Beyond the classroom
Although our GCSE results are unparalleled, we know it’s not enough to have ‘knowledge’, it’s what you do with that knowledge that counts and who you are as a person. So, our approach to learning and skills-building goes beyond the curriculum.
The culture of our school, embedded through our co-curricular, enrichment and careers programmes enable students to build leadership and teamworking skills, as well as developing a social conscience. It’s these attributes that are the hallmark of an AKS student and form the foundations for further education, the workplace and for the rest of their lives.
Two thirds of our students participate in Duke of Edinburgh, and many in the Combined Cadet Force (CCF). Most will go on to represent our school in some capacity or other, be it on the stage, sports fields or in a variety of inter-school academic challenges, such as Language and Maths Olympiads. Several are also performing at elite levels in their chosen discipline, which they’re able to balance alongside their academic work due to the support and dedication of our teaching staff.
Pastoral support is also an essential aspect of life in AKS. We understand that it’s not easy being a teenager in the modern world. Social media and the many demands upon young people mean that it is vitally important that students have help, guidance and support in these crucial school years.
Our team of tutors and pastoral staff build strong relationships with students, providing advice and guidance as needed. Our knowledge of students and close links with families ensure that we can identify and resolve any issues or concerns. This partnership is crucial to helping students navigate and thrive during this period of their lives.
Deputy Head of Middle School