• No sprinklers in any London schools that had fires this year

    Not one London school that has had a fire so far this year had sprinklers fitted, the London Fire Brigade (LFB) has said. Firefighters have attended 46 fires in London schools since January 1, and found none of the 18 primary schools, 14 secondary schools and 14 pre-schools and nurseries visited was fitted with an

    0.01 Aug. 7th, 2019 | News

  • David Benson, Principal, Kensington Aldridge Academy

    This isn’t supposed to be a story about Grenfell Tower. It’s supposed to be the story of David Benson, a poster boy for the Teach First mission, who eschewed his high-flying Cambridge-educated family’s vision of him as a lawyer, academic or media guru, and instead worked for over a decade as a teacher in tough

    5.00 Nov. 21st, 2017 | Features

  • Academy in shadow of Grenfell could stay shut until Easter

    The school just yards from the Grenfell Tower blaze in west London will start the next academic year in temporary accommodation and might not return to its home until after Easter. Kensington Aldridge Academy (KAA) has been closed since the fire at the 24-storey housing block on June 12 in which it is thought more

    5.00 Jul. 15th, 2017 | News

  • Teachers' bravery praised as schools unite after Grenfell trauma

    The “guts and bravery” of school leaders have been hailed in the aftermath of the Grenfell blaze, as neighbouring schools opened their classrooms up for pupils left homeless and without a school after the fire. More than 70 people are presumed dead after a huge fire at the a 24-storey housing block in west London

    5.00 Jun. 23rd, 2017 | News