KIT is the working name of the KAA Intrepidus Trust, charity number 1175920. The Trust was established to develop and fund activities that broaden the horizons of the 1200 pupils at Kensington Aldridge Academy, a diverse inner-city secondary school established in 2014 in London’s North Kensington.
We do this through the development and funding of extra-curricular activities in sports, academic enrichment, performing & creative arts, and life skills.
43% of children in the borough of Kensington & Chelsea live in poverty, the second highest
level of child poverty in London*
During this period, in which five KAA pupils lost their lives and hundreds more were displaced, the Trust continued funding enrichments out of the temporary portakabin campus on Wormwood Scrubs until the pupils were able to return to their home site in September 2018.
The Grenfell tragedy brought into stark relief the inequalities in the borough, and the disadvantages particularly in the north of the borough, where many of the school’s pupils reside. By supporting Kensington Aldridge Academy, we aim to enable as many young people as possible to enjoy the benefits of a rounded and ambitious education.
The activities funded by KIT lie outside government requirements for funding, and would be challenging to sustain without our support. Prior to our establishment, any extra-curricular programmes at the school were provided via limited resources and donated teacher time.
*source: Trust for London, October 2017