Kensington Aldridge Academy (KAA) is an 11 – 18 academy situated in the heart of Notting Hill. We opened in brand new buildings in 2014 with just Year 7 and our facilities are second to none. This is our ninth year of operation, and we are now a full school with 1,300 students in Years 7 to 13.

KAA is a high-performing academy with a strong local and national reputation. DfE performance tables consistently place us amongst the top schools nationally for student progress. Ofsted have judged the school to be “outstanding” in all categories and describe standards as “exceptional”. In 2018 we were named the TES “Secondary School of the Year”, and our 2022 Good Schools Guide review praises the “phenomenal” education students receive.

Train to Teach at KAA

Our “Initial Teacher Training” (ITT) programme is well established here at KAA and our trainees benefit from high quality training from experienced practitioners who truly care about your professional development.  We are also fortunate to have a dedicated ITT lead within the academy who heads up the recruitment, induction and management of our training programme to ensure continuity across all platforms.

As a trainee teacher, you will play a vital role in redefining what is possible for our students – you will also be a caring and reflective person who wants to transform the lives of young people through education. Many of our classroom teachers, middle and senior leaders trained at KAA and have gone on to have successful and fulfilling careers both here and elsewhere.

KAA’s Ofsted report identifies that, ‘Staff morale is exceptionally high. Staff enjoy working at the school and benefit from high quality training. Teachers new to the profession feel very well supported in settling into the school quickly and developing their practice’.

To find out more about training to teach at KAA, visit our Train to Teach page.

Current Opportunities

If you are interested in any of our vacancies, please do read through the detailed information provided in the candidate pack below. Completed application forms should be sent to Early applications are encouraged and in the event that the academy is able to fill the vacancy before the deadline, it reserves the right to close the vacancy and won’t review further applications. Due to a high volume of applications received, we are unable to contact each applicant individually regarding the status of their application if not shortlisted for interview.

If the role you are interested in is not currently being advertised, please register your interest by emailing Alice Olive, HR Manager, at with a copy of your CV and we will keep your details on file for future vacancies. We also ask that you submit a short paragraph, in the body of the email, detailing the role/department you are interested in, a brief outline of your experience and the current status of your employment search. We would always love to hear from teachers/support staff who are interested in working at KAA.

All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. The post holder must be committed to safeguarding the welfare of children. 

You can read our recruitment privacy notice here: KAA Recruitment Privacy Notice.