Parent Update: Guardian Grenfell story, Friday 12th October

We are aware of media coverage around Professor Anna Stec’s ongoing research regarding Grenfell Tower and the surrounding area. Whilst her work is ongoing, and the results of her tests have not yet been validated, we will follow this closely and try to contact Professor Stec to understand more. At no point has it been suggested that those living and working in the immediate area around the tower need to take any action.

As you will know, prior to moving back into KAA on Silchester Road, we contracted Belfor (a leading UK company whose core focus is recovering homes and businesses following fire and water damage) to thoroughly clean our systems and buildings. All of our air handling and ventilation systems were cleaned in their entirety and all the air filters replaced. We ensured that all the furniture within the school, as well as every vertical and horizontal surface, were professionally cleaned to ensure there were no contaminants. The entire playground has been replaced and so has the MUGA pitch. We also have our own independent air monitoring being conducted by MLM Group and the results have not shown any need for concern.

Intrepidus Trust Endowment Fund

If you are interested in reading more about the KAA Intrepidus Trust or donating to the endowment fund, please visit

Principal’s Welcome

Autumn 2018

I am delighted to welcome you to the Kensington Aldridge Academy (KAA) website. As you will see, KAA is an 11 – 18 academy situated in the heart of North Kensington. We serve a diverse and ambitious west London community and pride ourselves on being an inclusive school in which every child is treated as intelligent and individual. Our students are supported, stretched and challenged to get the very best results, with Ofsted noting “students, including the most able, make excellent progress”.

KAA is recognised as one of the top academies in the UK. We opened in brand new buildings in 2014 and offer both facilities and educational experiences that are second to none. In 2017, Ofsted graded the school not only “outstanding” in all areas but “exceptional” and in 2018 we were named the TES Secondary School of the Year. Students and parents who are considering KAA, or teachers who are interested in working with us, can read our Ofsted report here.

Our Sixth Form is also outstanding and exam results indicate we are in the top 10% of schools in the UK in terms of the progress our students make from GCSE to A-Level. This year we have two students who have secured places at Oxford University and next year we expect even more. Any current Year 11 students interested in applying to study with us in September should visit our Sixth Form pages or read about our recent A level results.

Our partnerships with Godolphin & Latymer and Charterhouse independent schools give our students access to opportunities that are unique in the state sector. We are also partnered with LAMDA and the Royal Academy of Dance and have a specialism in performing and creative arts subjects.

We hope that if you click around our website you will be able to find any information you need. We have included details of our curriculum, information about our partners Godolphin & Latymer, Charterhouse, LAMDA and RAD, recent videos and news stories showcasing the many achievements of our fantastic students, our prospectus and Sixth Form prospectus, any current staff vacancies and details of all other elements of life at KAA. Prospective parents and students should visit our admissions pages for details of how to apply.

With best wishes,

David Benson

Term Dates

15 Oct Autumn 1 Review Week

17 Oct Y6 Open Evening - 4.30pm-7.30pm

22 Oct Autumn Half Term - Half term holiday

8 Nov Y12 Open Evening - 5pm-8pm

12 Nov Y10 Progress Meetings - 4.30pm-7.30pm

21 Nov KAA Concert - 7pm

22 Nov KAA Concert 2 - 7pm

3 Dec Autumn 2 Revision Week

10 Dec Autumn 2 Assessment Week