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 three students with Oxbridge offers 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.

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

5 Sep Year 7 & Year 8 Induction Day - (all other students at home)

6 Sep Whole School Induction Day - Year 7 to Year 13 all in school

7 Sep Academic Induction Day - Whole school begins timetabled lessons