Case Studies

King Solomon Academy


About King Solomon Academy

The Access Project joined forces with King Solomon Academy in September 2012. It is an exciting and innovative school: founded in 2009 and sponsored by parent charity ARK (Absolute Return for Kids), King Solomon Academy delivers depth before breadth, focusing on the core academic subjects to best prepare students for success at university. The programme at King Solomon Academy is run in partnership with the education charity OxFizz.

The programme at KSA is called The Odysseus Project, after the infamous Greek hero whose decade-long voyage home from the Trojan war represents the hard work and dedication required of all KSA students as they navigate their way to university. With KSA we share a mission: ensuring that all students have access to top universities.

King Solomon Academy's Programme Coordinator: Jake Farrell

Jake grew up in Hertfordshire and graduated from The University of York in June 2012 with a degree in English and Related Literatures. During his time at York Jake focused on the writings of Samuel Beckett and Modern American Cinema. Jake lived in China for a year teaching students English Language skills and has also worked with another leading widening participation charity before joining King Solomon Academy and The Access Project.