Community Use

Our Facilities

The £60 million KAA Campus, which includes the academy and the new Kensington Leisure Centre, needs no fine words to describe it. Our beautiful new building speaks for itself – it is a world class learning environment and we are extremely privileged to have it. We are also very grateful to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea who gifted £10.4 million pounds to the project to help realise this exciting new school.

Distinctive features of our building include:

• A professional theatre

• Our own sports hall and dance studio

• A safe, enclosed rooftop football / sports pitch

•Specialist performing and creative arts classrooms for drama, art and performing arts

• Two music rooms and a professional recording studio

• State of the art design technology rooms, including Graphics, Resistant Materials, Food Technology and Textiles

• Flexible IT spaces – giving students safe access to the right technologies

• Three libraries

• The Kensington Creates Entrepreneurial Centre

• Access to the brand new Kensington Leisure Centre and swimming pool next door to the academy

We are fortunate to have these facilities and will put them to the service of our students. However, we also know the building alone is not the answer; it is the school’s values, our strong ethos, and our focus on curriculum, assessment and teaching and learning that will be the keys to our success.

Community Use of KAA

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Making schools accessible to the local community helps raise pupils’ motivation, improves security for the school site, and fosters a sense of ownership in the wider community. The School Standards and Framework Act 1998 explicitly calls for school governors to make their school premises, where possible, available for community use.

The Academy provides the local community with a range of sports and other facilities. Using the local school as a centre for sport, drama and performing arts, community action and, of course, entrepreneurial activity helps regenerate and strengthen communities. Schools can also support community learning and improve local health and well-being.

Developing strong links with the community creates a greater opportunity to promote the value of parent engagement in securing better outcomes for their children, provides a context for ensuring strong links between education and the world of work and reinforces the value of education for the wider community.

The Kensington Aldridge Academy represents a huge investment in social capital within the North Kensington area. The Academy’s sponsors are keen that the facilities are made available to the local community and wish to develop partnership with local community groups to support their local activities.

The design of the building recognises the vision of both sponsors to enable community use.

For more information on our community use plan, please see our Community Use Policy.