HRH Prince Charles visited Kensington Aldridge academy today, taking the opportunity to meet students, staff and representatives of organisations who have supported the school since its opening in 2014.
It has subsequently gone on to win both London-wide and national awards, recognising both its achievements and the school’s resilience and determination to support its students after the tragic fire that took place at Grenfell Tower nearby.
The Prince was shown round the Academy by Principal, Dave Benson, and watched lessons before seeing the choir perform, and an A-Level dance piece. Representatives from TeachFirst joined the visit alongside Sir Rod Aldridge and Aldridge Education Interim CEO Richard Bassett.
Sir Rod said: “HRH The Prince of Wales’ visit is further recognition for the achievements of Kensington Aldridge Academy and everyone who has supported our young people in the past year. I am immensely proud of the academy’s students, staff, governing body and the Trust Team that works with our schools.”
The Prince of Wales watches a history lesson at @KAA_Intrepidus.
In 2017, Ofsted graded the school not only “outstanding” in all areas but “exceptional” and in 2018, the school was named the TES secondary school of the year. pic.twitter.com/U3u4oeCkt9
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