Kensington Aldridge Academy Principal David Benson described the development and opening of KAA’s temporary campus at Scrubs Lane in Hammersmith and Fulham as “the fastest school ever built” in an interview with the Guardian newspaper published on October 7th.
With the academy’s Silchester Road campus inaccessible since the tragic Grenfell Tower fire a new temporary campus was developed over the summer just 15-20 minutes away and opened on 18th September. Terms started a week before with the Sixth Form spending the week at Hertford College and Queen’s College, Oxford, and Key Stage 3 and 4 students attending residentials in Kent, Surrey, Weymouth and Wiltshire. A full programme of support and activities was in place for KAA students and other local youngsters over summer holiday period, supported by the Aldridge Foundation and other partners.
“KAA2”, as its known, has the same state-of-the-art facilities as the building on Silchester Road, including 8 science labs, 2 IT suites, 2 libraries, a drama studio, dance studio and Autism centre. This means KAA teachers are able to deliver the same high quality curriculum to for all students while the academy remains at Scrubs Lane site.
You can read the Guardian’s article in full here.