David Benson, Principal of Kensington Aldridge Academy, has written to all parents confirming arrangements for the schools temporary campus, which will open from the start of the new academic year in September.
While forensic investigations continue around the Grenfell Tower site the academy does not yet have a firm date when its can re-occupy its buildings. Over the next eight weeks a temporary school is being constructed on a large open land space close to Burlington Danes Academy in Hammersmith and Fulham, one of the two schools that have provided KAA with temporary accommodation since the tragic fire.
The academy said: “We had hoped to be back in our usual building by September, but that’s not possible so we are activating plan B. The important thing is that children have as normal an education as possible.”
“It will be a complete school, with a dance studio, art rooms, science labs – everything that is needed to teach a full curriculum.”
As well as completing the extensive arrangements for next term, including transport to and from the new site, the academy, working with the Aldridge Foundation and other partners has put in place a programme of activities for local children across the community over the summer break. it has also developed a programme of support for parents, carers and students over the summer holidays.