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The King Alfred School

Manor Wood, North End Road, Golders Green, London, England NW11 7HY
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8457 5200

Private School (Fee Paying) Co-Educational 4 - 18 Years Day

The King Alfred School was founded in 1898 by a group of parents who sought to create an excellent education focussing on the whole child, and who wanted the school to make a positive impact on the world.

Today, King Alfred’s remains true to these two principles, and is a school that stands out from the prevailing educational landscape. Based on a deep understanding of child development and educational research, we have developed our own concept of excellent education.

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Word From The Head

Head Photo

From Robert Lobatto,


Walking into King Alfred, you instantly sense that it is a unique environment. Situated on the edge of Hampstead Heath, you will notice the village green setting, our farm, our beautiful trees. Our school dog may bark a hello, and you will see pupils relaxing and learning in our historic tree house. Above all, you will see children and young people who are genuinely happy to be at school.

Our vision of what schools should be like goes back to our founders in 1898. They wanted to provide an education that focused on what was best for the whole child, on the development of character and individuality. And these principles remain just as true today as they did over 120 years ago.

As a result, we are less hierarchical and more democratic than other schools. First names are used between students and staff, there is no uniform, and as few rules as can be managed within a community. Our students can be who they really are, and develop into creative, confident and thoughtful individuals. Over the course of our history, our graduates have achieved brilliantly, and have been given the foundations to go on and lead happy, successful and fulfilling lives.

At the heart of our education is a child-centred approach. We appreciate that every child is unique, and we get to know them as individuals. By making the curriculum and learning experiences active, creative and challenging, we nurture a love of learning and a passion to continue education throughout their lives. Examination success is important, we support our students to take them in their stride, and value their learning beyond the exam grade.

We also ensure our students are equipped to be socially responsible citizens ready for the challenges and opportunities of the twenty-first century. We support them to gain a sophisticated understanding of societies both near and far from home and to recognise the value of diversity and alternative views. We ensure they have a strong voice within their school, and the skills and attributes required for our rapidly changing world.

Personal development and pastoral care have also always been at the heart of who we are. We appreciate today’s pressures on young people, and have the experience and resources to support each individual’s well-being. Young people are capable of incredible accomplishments and our approach encourages them to build their confidence and self-belief. The mark of a KAS student is that they are resilient, compassionate, and filled with an appetite for the possibilities of life.

With many generations of success behind us, we are passionately committed to what we do. We look forward to welcoming you to the King Alfred community.

Open Days, Visits & Events

19-09-2024 - Upper School Open Morning (Year 7 – 11)

Upper School Open Morning (Year 7 – 11)
Thursday 19 September – 9.30am – 11am

23-09-2024 - Sixth Form open evening

Sixth Form open evening
Monday 23 September – 5.00 – 7.00pm

10-10-2024 - Lower School Open Morning (Rec – Year 6)

Lower School Open Morning (Rec – Year 6)
Thursday 10 October – 9.30am – 11am

17-10-2024 - Sixth Form open morning

Sixth Form open morning
Thursday 17 October – 9.30am – 11am

What We Offer

    • Design Technology
    • Drama/Theatre
    • Economics
    • Government/Politics
    • ICT
    • Media/Film studies
    • Painting/Sculpture
    • Philosophy/Ethics
    • Photography
    • Psychology
    • Sociology
    • English
    • French
    • Latin
    • Spanish
    • Athletics
    • Badminton
    • Basketball
    • Cricket
    • Cross-Country
    • Fitness Training
    • Football
    • Gymnastics
    • Hockey
    • Netball
    • Rounders
    • Swimming
    • Table Tennis
    • Tennis
    • Volleyball
    • Chess
    • Dance
    • Drama
    • Duke of Edinburgh
    • Sailing
    • Yoga
    • Autistic Spectrum of Disorder (ASD)
    • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
    • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
    • Gifted Children
    • International Students
    • Special Diets

    Admissions

    • GCSE results
    • Interview
    • Early registration or registration at birth
    • Bursaries
    • Sixth Form
    • Non-denominational
    • English

      Age Range & Fees

      Age Range4 to 18
      Annual Day Fees *£19059 to £22980
      Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
      Annual Full Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
      * Currency: GB Pound

      Number Of Pupils

      329Day363
      0Full Boarding0
      0Weekly Boarding0
      329Total363
      Boys Girls

      Number Of Staff

      Full-time: 188
      Part-time: 9

      % Pupils Gaining
      GCSE/IGCSE Passes 5 - 9

      % Pupils Gaining
      A Level Grades A – C

      % Pupils Going
      To University

      School Reviews

      ISI Inspection


      Pupils of all ages demonstrate an intrinsic motivation towards their work and towards their contribution to the extracurricular life of the school, and this comes from the high expectations of their teachers and from the school’s culture of mutual respect.  

      ISI Inspection


      Pupils demonstrate excellent attitudes towards their learning. They work independently and collaboratively with energy and purpose.  

      ISI Inspection


      Pupils of all ages make rapid progress across the full range of subjects.