Kensington Aldridge Academy

Kensington Aldridge Academy

Kensington Aldridge Academy is an 11-18 secondary school in North Kensington. The school was rated O

Kensington Aldridge Academy is an 11-18 secondary school in North Kensington which opened in brand new buildings September 2014. The school was rated Outstanding by Ofsted in 2017 and named β€œSecondary School of the Year” by the Times Educational Supplement (TES) in 2018. The academy delivers an outstanding education for all its students and aspires to the very highest standards in every aspect of

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Autumn Term Assessment 2023 | KAA - Kensington Aldridge Academy 04/12/2023

Students in Years 7 to 10 will be sitting their Autumn Term assessments from Monday 11th to Thursday 14th December next week. Further details were emailed to parents last week - you can also read more on our website

Autumn Term Assessment 2023 | KAA - Kensington Aldridge Academy The Autumn Term assessment week for students in Years 7 to 10 takes place from Monday 11th December – Thursday 14th December 2023. A reminder that Friday 15th December 2023 is a staff training day and the school is closed to students. Formal assessments are essential in many ways and form the basi...

Photos from Kensington Aldridge Academy's post 02/12/2023

Congratulations to Athena (7 JEFFRY) on winning KAA’s Got Talent on Friday with her cover of Diamonds!! πŸ’Ž πŸŽΆπŸŽ€πŸ†

A huge well done to all the acts who made it to the finals and showed performing in front of a packed theatre ✨⭐️


πŸŒŸπŸ›οΈ Join the annual KAA Chari-tree charity initiative!πŸŽ„ From 1st Dec-14th Dec, we're supporting local food banks - The Trussell Trust, The Dalgarno Trust, and The North Kensington Community Kitchen. Donation boxes under the Chari-tree at the main entrance await your contributions.πŸ₯« We've also launched a GoFundMe page to further aid local charities, providing essentials for families during the winter holidays - 🌈


Congratulations to FRANKLIN on their first place finish in the KAA6 Cook Off today! πŸ•πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ³


Don’t miss out on joining KAA Sixth Form in September 2024! Complete your application by tomorrow, Friday 1st December at πŸ—“οΈ


πŸ“šβœ¨ Just ONE week left! 🌟 The deadline for KAA Sixth Form applications is approaching fast. Make sure to submit your applications by Friday 1st December 2023, at 5 pm. Don't miss your chance to embark on an enriching educational journey at KAA! πŸ—“οΈπŸŽ“


🌟✨ KAA's Got Talent finals are happening at 3pm in the theatre on Friday, 1st December. 🎭 Students should secure their seats by buying a ticket for just £1 during form time or in Miss Miller's office. 🎟️ Hurry, it's first come, first serve! 🎀 🌟


πŸ“’ Friendly Reminder! The deadline for Sixth Form applications is quickly approaching! ⏰ Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity. Submit your applications by Friday, 1st December 2023, at 5pm. πŸ“šβœ¨

Aut2 House Competitions 2023-24 13/11/2023

Chasing dreams and falling leaves: Bring your A-game to the house competitions this Autumn2 term! πŸ‚πŸ‘

Aut2 House Competitions 2023-24


Congratulations PANKHURST on taking a lead in house points at the end of the Autumn 1 half term! πŸ†

Photos from Kensington Aldridge Academy's post 21/10/2023

Staff & students celebrated KAA’s diversity yesterday with a Culture Day fashion show - our thanks to Ms Nti and the sixth formers for organising this joyful event!

KAA Staff Farewell Video for Mr Benson 21/10/2023

A big thank you from staff to our founding Principal David Benson!

KAA Staff Farewell Video for Mr Benson A thank you from the staff to our Principal Mr Benson on his final day at KAA

Photos from Kensington Aldridge Academy's post 21/10/2023

Our thanks to Top Boy actor who visited last week to share his inspiring journey and offer valuable insights into his experiences in the entertainment industry. Students had the chance to ask thought-provoking questions about his career the challenges he faced, and the importance of representation in the media

KAA News 23-24 - Episode 1 21/10/2023

KAA News episode one celebrates Mr Benson's ten years as Principal on his final day. Thank you Mr Benson, for everything you have done for KAA!

KAA News 23-24 - Episode 1 KAA News is back! In the first episode of this academic year our reporters interviewed our founding Principal David Benson on his ten years as Head of KAA on...

Photos from Kensington Aldridge Academy's post 19/10/2023

Mr Benson wrote to parents today to say farewell ahead of his final day at KAA tomorrow. On behalf of students, parents, staff and trustees, we want to say a huge thank you to Mr Benson for everything he has done in the past 10 years!

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Congratulations to PANKHURST on their House Music win this afternoon, claiming a huge 20,000 house points! Their entry was a medley of songs from previous KAA musicals πŸ†πŸŽΆπŸŽ΅πŸŽ€πŸ’ͺ


Our students raised an incredible Β£181 from their Black History Month Bake sale to raise money for Ment4 - a charity providing youth mentoring in London:


Don't miss our Sixth Form Open Evening next Thursday 12th October. Join us to find out more about KAA6 as your post-16 choice for September 2024.

External students must be accompanied by a parent or carer.

Photos from Kensington Aldridge Academy's post 03/10/2023

We have a range of activties planned for Black History Month at KAA, see our story for updates each week on the events happening around school


Our lunch menu for European Languages Week!


A reminder that Y7 & Y12 parents can get free delivery for their child's school photo if they order by this Sunday 24th September!

Photos from Kensington Aldridge Academy's post 22/09/2023

This week students and their families came together to celebrate the achievements of the S.M.I.L.E-ing Boys Project. Twelve KAA students took part in the project run by artist Kay Rufai last summer. Each of the boys benefitted from weekly group mentor sessions where they discussed their lived experiences and how best to navigate through their future.

On Monday, the students invited their friends and family to see the final portraits and reflect on the progress that they have made. It was an incredibly positive celebration and KAA is thankful to Kay for leading the project, and the KAA Intrepidus Trust for making it possible!


After school enrichment begins on Monday - timetables have been sent to the address you registered with this afternoon! Further information from Mrs Vines available here!

Aut1 House Competitions 2023-24 15/09/2023

Congratulations to HONEYBALL on their interim competition win with LIMBO this week. There are plenty more opportunities to earn point this half term - watch the Head of House update for more info!

Aut1 House Competitions 2023-24 Autumn 1 interim and major house competitions!


Year 11 Parent Notice: A reminder that our Year 11 Parent Information evening takes place from 6pm-7.30pm tonight, helping to prepare you and your child for their GCSE year ahead. Doors will open at 5.45pm for a 6pm start.


A reminder that Y7 & Y12 students have their school photographs tomorrow morning - please ensure your child is in full school uniform and ask them for the order form they will bring home with them tomorrow!


Y7 Parent Notice: Our Y7 Welcome to KAA Parents' Evening takes Thursday 7th September at 6pm! Please check your email for a message from your child's Director of Learning with further details

Photos from Kensington Aldridge Academy's post 05/09/2023

Y11 Parent Notice: There is an important Y11 Parents' Evening on Thursday 14th September at 6pm! Please check your email for a message from your child's Directors of Learning today!

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Our Story

KAA is an 11 – 18 academy situated in the heart of Notting Hill. We opened in brand new buildings in September 2014 with just Year 7, and since then have grown into a full school with over 1,200 students.

KAA is a high performing academy with a strong local and national profile. In December 2017 Ofsted graded the school β€œoutstanding” in all areas and described standards as β€œexceptional”. In 2018 KAA was named the TES Secondary School of the Year.

Our Sixth Form is also outstanding. Typically half of all Year 13 leavers progress to Russell Group Universities, with a small number to Oxbridge each year. Any current Year 11 students interest in applying for KAA6 should visit our Sixth Form pages.

Another distinctive feature of KAA is our partnerships. We are linked with Godolphin & Latymer and Charterhouse independent schools, and this helps provide our students with opportunities that are unique in the state sector. We are also partnered with LAMDA and the Royal Academy of Dance and have a specialism in performing and creative arts subjects. In March 2019 KAA featured in the Royal Television Society (RTS) award-winning BBC2 documentary β€˜The Choir’ and the school choir went on to perform at the BAFTAs with Gareth Malone.

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After school enrichment begins on Monday - timetables have been sent to the address you registered with this afternoon! ...
Our WINNING KS4/5 performance at the regional Great Big Dance Off 2022! πŸ₯‡A huge congratulations to the dancers who will ...
2021 GCSE & A Level Exams Update
Intrepidus Autumn 2018





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Thursday 8am - 5pm
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