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IMG_1717The Academy is non-selective and follows the standard admissions policy within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.  This means that places are allocated according to proximity to the Academy and there is no selection on the grounds of ability or religion. The Admissions number (the maximum allowed in each year) for the Academy is 180. Where the number of applications for admission is greater than this, applications will be considered against the criteria set out on the Royal Borough’s website.

Applications are made through the Royal Borough, and online applications are encouraged through this site: If you are applying from Hammersmith & Fulham, Brent, or Westminster please go through your home borough. The closing date for applications to RBKC secondary schools for September 2018  is 31 October 2017 and the national offer day is 1 March 2018.

If you are interested in September 2018 entry into Sixth Form, please see details on our Sixth Form Applications page.

Admissions Policy

For further information about the academy’s admissions policy, please see the KAA Admissions Policy for September 2017

For information on admissions to the Grandin Centre, please see the Admissions to Grandin 2016-2017 policy.


As outlined by the RBKC admissions website, if your child is not offered a place at Kensington Aldridge Academy where you expressed a preference, you have the right to appeal.

The appeals are heard by panels which are independent of the schools and of the local authority. If you wish to appeal against a decision refusing your child a place at Kensington Aldridge Academy, you should request an appeal form from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, or download a form from the website; Your appeal should be sent to them within 20 days of the date of your notification letter to ensure it is heard before the end of the summer term. The appeal panel will consider your appeal according to the terms of the Schools Standards and Framework Act 1998 and the Code on Admission Appeals. You may attend the hearing yourself and you may be accompanied by a friend, or be represented. If you are unable to attend, your written appeal will be considered.”

‘Transferring to Secondary School in September 2015′, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea


KAA opened in September 2014 and has not yet received its first formal Ofsted inspection. We expect an Ofsted inspection by the end of 2017 and we aim to achieve ‘outstanding’ in all areas.

More Information

If you would like to find out more or have questions about applying to KAA, please see our Prospectus or view our FAQs. To view the presentation and video used by Principal David Benson at our open days please click this link. You can also follow links to find out more about teaching and learning at the academy, and information for parents and carers.