Kensington Aldridge Academy was honoured for “outstanding achievement” at the Evening Standard School Awards. The awards recognise London state schools with excellent exam results and for achieving outstanding success against the odds.
Education Secretary Damian Hinds was among those celebrating the schools’ achievements at the event, and heard how the Academy had won the award for “outstanding achievement in challenging circumstances.”
KAA’s students and teachers were widely praised for showing fierce resilience in the face of the tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017. The Standard said: “The school was forced to move to temporary buildings but despite the upheaval Ofsted inspectors gave the school its highest possible rating of Outstanding in every category.”
Alongside three other winning schools the Academy received a £1,000 cheque from sponsor the Jack Petchey Foundation, which funds projects that boost young people’s aspirations.
You can read more about the awards in the Evening Standard
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