Principal’s Welcome

Summer 2018

I am delighted to welcome you to the Kensington Aldridge Academy (KAA) website. As you will see, KAA is a growing 11 – 18 academy situated in the heart of North Kensington. We opened in brand new buildings in 2014 and our facilities are second to none. We currently have 960 students in total; 720 in Years 7, 8, 9 & 10 and 240 in Year 12 & 13. Next year we will be a full school with all seven year groups.

KAA is a school which has the very highest standards – both in terms of academic teaching and life beyond the classroom. In our first year the Department of Education reported we are “one of the best new academies they had ever seen” in terms of our planning and curriculum. In 2017, Ofsted have judged us to be “outstanding” in all areas and described standards as “exceptional”. 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 is operated jointly with our independent school partners Charterhouse and Godolphin & Latymer. It offers sixth formers an experience that is totally unique in the state sector. Our first set of results indicate we are in the top 10% of schools national in terms of the progress 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.

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
Principal

Term Dates

28 May Half Term Holiday - School closed to students

4 Jun Staff Inset Day - Staff training day - school closed to students

5 Jun Sum2 Term Starts

7 Jun Y10 Parents’ Progress Meetings - 4.30 – 7.30pm

12 Jun Y9 Parents’ Progress Meetings - 4.30 – 7.30pm

21 Jun Y7 Parents’ Progress Meetings - 4.30 – 7.30pm

26 Jun KAA1 Parent Meeting 3 - 6.30pm-7.30pm KAA2, Scrubs Lane

2 Jul End of Year Exam Week

20 Jul End of Year Awards Assembly - Assembly from 11am - 12.30pm (Students will leave site by 1pm)