Year 6 Transition

Welcome to KAA!

If your child has been offered a place at Kensington Aldridge Academy for September 2024 entry into Year 7, this page should provide you with all the information you will need, as well as answering any questions you might have.

Some reminders as to why KAA is the school of choice for many parents in West London;

·         41% of all A Level grades last year were A*/A, with 75% A*-B. 60% of school leavers attend Russell Group universities, with a small number to Oxbridge each year.

·         38% of all GCSE grades were 9-7, with 80% of students achieving a grade 4 or above in both English and Maths (66% grade 5 or above).

·         Ofsted describe standards at KAA as not just “outstanding”, but “exceptional” and “remarkable”.

·         Our 2022 Good Schools Guide review highlights the “phenomenal” education our students’ receive, stating, “bring an appetite for learning and hard work (and the right attitude – essential here) and the school will provide a banquet of opportunities – academic, cultural and sporting – that lead to success”.

·         A co-curricular offer to rival any school, with a full programme of after school clubs and societies, as well as trips, visits and holiday residentials. Details can be found via our news pages.

It’s also important to note that KAA has a strong focus on student discipline, with a no tolerance approach to disruptive behaviour. Parents are required to support this approach from the start.

Next Steps

This is an exciting and important new chapter for you and your child, we know you will be excited to get started! Once you have received an offer for KAA from your local authority, the next steps are as follows:

·         Complete our registration forms, which we sent to you in April

·         Attend a one-to-one induction meeting with your child and a member of the leadership team here at KAA in June or July (if you are unsure when your meeting is, please email

·         Your child will attend a Year 6 Taster Day at KAA on Wednesday 3rd July 2024

·         Parents will attend Year 6 Parents’ Information Evening on Wednesday 3rd July from 6pm, so we can discuss with you some key aspects of academy life and go over the arrangements for the start of term

We will also offer a programme of summer enrichment to our incoming Year 7s, to support their transition to secondary. This will be a voluntary offer during July, please register your interest by Friday 28th June at LINK.

Year 6 Parent Letters

Digital copies of all letters to year 6 parents can be found below:

KAA Y6 Offer Letter March 2024 

All communication is sent to our offer holders via email. If you haven’t received these message from us, please contact us at so we can ensure we have the correct contact information for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the school’s term dates for 2024-25?

You can find a full list of term dates for your child’s first year at KAA at the bottom of our Term Dates

Will offer holders have an opportunity to visit the school before September?

Parents will have the opportunity to visit the school for their 1:1 induction meeting with a member of the leadership team in June or July, as well as during our Taster Day & Parents’ Evening on Wednesday 3rd July 2024.

How do I purchase my child’s KAA school uniform?

We are proud of our young people and encourage them to be proud of their school and their community. One key aspect of this is that all of our students will wear a smart uniform. This promotes safety, a sense of community and demonstrates that students are ready to work. Students must be impeccably presented in the correct school uniform at all times. The KAA uniform consists of a grey blazer, striped tie (in house colours), maroon jumper, white shirt or blouse and dark grey trousers. Girls can choose between a pleated skirt or trousers. You do not need to purchase your child’s house tie in advance is this allocated to your child on their first day and paid for via ParentPay.

Our supplier address is: School Uniform Direct, 343 North End Road (opposite Co-Op and near to Superdrug), London, SW6 1NN. Detailed prices, descriptions and an on-line ordering facility is available from our supplier School Uniform Direct on their website. Click here to be directed to the KAA section of School Uniform Direct website.

Full uniform list (compulsory items in bold)

Boys UniformGirls Uniform
KAA house tie*KAA house tie*
KAA burgundy jumper*KAA burgundy jumper with logo*
KAA grey blazer with logo*KAA grey blazer with logo*
White shirtWhite blouse
Grey trousersKAA grey tartan kilt style skirt* (or grey trousers)
Leather school shoesLeather school shoes
KAA school bag with logo*KAA school bag with logo*
AA PE T-Shirt – navy & sky blues*KAA PE T-Shirt – navy & sky blue*
KAA mid-layer PE top*KAA mid-layer PE top*
KAA PE shorts (or plain navy shorts)KAA PE skirt (or plain navy shorts)
KAA PE microfibre tracksuit bottoms (or plain navy tracksuit bottoms)KAA PE microfibre tracksuit bottoms (or plain navy tracksuit bottoms)
PE trainers PE trainers
KAA technical leggings (or plain navy leggings)KAA technical leggings (or plain navy leggings)

• Students must have their shirts tucked in at all times

• Ties must be tied professionally

• Leather school shoes are compulsory – no trainers, ballet-pumps or canvas shoes. Trainers cannot be worn at any time except in PE lessons.

• No jewellery (except watches)

• Nail polish and make-up are not allowed

• Sensible, ‘professional’ haircuts for boys and girls. Short hair on boys should not be cut below a ‘grade 2′.

• School bags must be the official KAA version

If a student arrives at school with the incorrect uniform we will contact the parent or carer and, with their permission, send the student home to resolve the issue. If we are unable to contact home the student will be placed in internal exclusion.

What equipment do I need to provide for my child?

Students should have the following equipment with them every day at school:

·         Current reading book (students will visit the library during their induction)

·         Student planner (provided to students during their induction)

·         1 x clear pencil case with the following contents:

–       2 x black or blue writing pens

–       1 x green writing pen

–       2 x highlighter pens

–       2 x sharpened pencils

–       1x rubber

–       1 x 12 inch ruler

–       1 x pair of compasses

–       1 x protractor

–       1 x Casio Scientific calculator

·         1 x water bottle – full

·         Books/folders for that day

·         PE Kit if required