Expansion Consultation


The purpose of this page is to share our exciting new proposals for KAA, and to enable local stakeholders the opportunity to review and comment on this project, before we submit a formal planning application.

Kensington Aldridge Academy (KAA) wishes to undergo a one form entry (1FE) expansion to support the community by meeting the demand for more local places. The school is currently a six form entry secondary school with 240 sixth form places. The proposed expansion looks to deliver a seven form entry secondary provision with 280 sixth form places.

Although currently a six form entry school, KAA has been taking additional students into Year 7 for some years now, in response to local need. This means the expansion in student numbers under this proposal is more modest than it might first seem – we are expecting 80 more students in total. The below table shows the current PAN (pupil allocation number) and how this will rise if we are able to build additional classrooms.

The expansion has two aims: First, to ensure more quality choice for local families at Year 7, and secondly, to make our Sixth Form more inclusive, by allowing us to admit slightly more students and extend our SEN provision at KS5. These aims are expanded upon in the consultation letters below. Overall, this project will allow us to better serve the community and give more children from North Kensington access to an excellent education. The building work will be handled considerately and the new classrooms will be built to the highest building and environmental standards.

Based on an analysis of the existing accommodation, we need to build seven additional classrooms and some additional staff office space to accommodate this increase in numbers. With very little land around the school, there is a need to identify a solution within the school’s existing footprint. Our ‘Art Terrace’ plan achieves this.

May 2023 Update

Terrace Building Works Parent Letter – 10 May 2023


Consultation Documents

To view the consultation summary of the current proposals developed by Kensington Aldridge Academy view the design boards here: Consultation Presentation Boards

View consultation flyer here: Consultation Invitation

To view our Frequently Asked Questions click here: Frequently Asked Questions

To view the letter sent to parents in February 2022 click here: Letter to parents

To view the letter sent to community groups in February 2022 click here: Letter to wider community


Consultation Process

·         Wednesday 20th September  – Consultation opens – consultation boards available online at www.kaa.org.uk/the-academy/expansion-consultation and in academy reception, leaflets distributed in the community.

·         Wednesday 28th September, 4.30pm-8pm – Consultation event at Kensington Aldridge Academy, 1 Silchester Road, London, W10 6EX. Consultation boards on display.

·         Wednesday 5th October, 4.30pm-8pm – Consultation event at Kensington Aldridge Academy, 1 Silchester Road, London, W10 6EX. Consultation boards on display.

·         Thursday 18th October – Consultation closes, we will then start the Statement of Community Involvement which will also take on board comments from the consultation process. In addition to this we will also review the design following the public consultation, if required.


Submitting Comments to the Consultation

Please use this form to submit your comments having read the information and documents carefully relating to the proposals.

The information you submit in this form will be reviewed by the ‘Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council’ as the ‘Controller’ under the General Data Protection Regulations, who will ensure that any information is processed fairly and lawfully.

Planning related responses will be shared only for the purpose of validation which will enable a fair and just consultation. We request that you do not submit any personal information e.g. name, address etc. Please note that this online form closes at midday on Thursday 18th October 2022, so please ensure that you have reviewed and commented before this date.

Please submit completed questionnaires to info@kaa.org.uk.

KAA Public Consultation Questionnaire (Microsoft Word file)

KAA Public Consultation Questionnaire (PDF file)