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The Prince of Wales visits Kensington Aldridge Academy

Published 13 February 2019

The Academy is located in the heart of North Kensington, near the site of Grenfell Tower. Many students and member of staff were affected by the tragedy in June 2017.

The Prince of Wales at the Kensington Aldridge Academy

Today The Prince of Wales visited the Kensington Aldridge Academy.

The Prince of Wales visits the Kensington Aldridge Academy in Kensington

Located in the heart of North Kensington and just yards from the foot of Grenfell Tower, the school lost five students in the tragedy in June 2017 and many staff and pupils had to be rehoused as a result of the fire.

The Prince of Wales visits the Kensington Aldridge Academy in Kensington

The Prince of Wales met students and staff affected by the fire.

The Prince watched lessons at the school before watching the choir perform, and an A-Level dance piece. 

Kensington Aldridge Academy is recognised as one of the top academies in the UK. In 2017, Ofsted graded the school not only “outstanding” in all areas but “exceptional”.

The Prince of Wales visits the Kensington Aldridge Academy in Kensington

The Prince was shown round the Kensington Aldridge Academy by Headmaster, Dave Benson, a Teach First alumni, who opened the academy in 2014. 

The Prince of Wales visits the Kensington Aldridge Academy in Kensington

The Prince also met representatives of Teach First, of which His Royal Highness is Patron, and those who have been supporting the school in recent months.

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