KAA2 opens its doors to students

by Vashti Turner  on September 19, 2017  in  Academy News

On Monday 18th September we opened the doors of KAA2 for our 960 students. Staff and students were delighted to begin lessons in our temporary home on Scrubs Lane.

The temporary school has the same state-of-the-art facilties as our building on Silchester Road, including 8 science labs, 2 IT suites, 2 libraries, a drama studio, dance studio and Autism centre. This means KAA teachers are able to deliver the same high quality curriculum to our students for our two terms on Scrubs Lane.


The school day began with tutor time, assemblies from the Principal, David Benson, and tours of the new school before students began their normal timetabled lessons. There was a very positive atmosphere around the school as students were keen to get back to their learning after the summer holiday.


Justine Greening, Secretary of State for Education, visited KAA2 to see the new school site which was built in just 9 weeks. Greening met with KAA’s year 10 student councillors to find out what they thought about the new school and what it was like being hosted by Burlington Danes Academy for the last 6 weeks of term in the summer. The Secretary of State also spoke to KAA’s Head Boy, Kai, and Head Girl, Titilayo, about their experiences at Queen’s College and Hertford College, Oxford during residential week.


Our new Year 7s and Year 12s have settled in well in the new school and we are delighted to welcome them into the KAA community. We wish all of our students and parents the best of luck for the academic year ahead, with many thanks for their support as we moved into KAA2.


To see more pictures of our first day at KAA2 visit our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages.


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