Education and schools

Support in schools

The Council has placed support workers and educational psychologists in local schools to work alongside the NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) link workers to arrange support for those who need it.

Schools have also brought in:

  • One-to-one and group support for children
  • Training for school staff so that that they are able to identify children who need help and provide initial support
  • Supplementary support for children such as art and drama therapy
  • Emotional support for school staff
  • Family and parenting support
  • Counsellors and child mental health workers

This support will look slightly different in each school as schools have the flexibility to deliver it according to their specific circumstances.

If you have any concerns about your child, please talk to a member of school staff.

Education Psychology Service

Schools affected by the Grenfell tragedy have a link Educational Psychologist who is specifically trained to deal with issues arising from tragic incidents.
If you feel your child would benefit from support from the link Educational Psychologist, please speak to your child’s school in the first instance.

Grenfell Education Support Fund

The Council will provide extra funding to help schools impacted by the Grenfell tragedy. The Grenfell Education Support Fund will provide support for:

  • Replacement school uniforms and other essential school equipment
  • Free transport for displaced pupils
  • Additional temporary staffing costs
  • Funding additional extra-curricular activities, trips and holiday activities for children, young people and their families affected by Grenfell
  • Specialist resources and equipment

Kensington Aldridge Academy (KAA)

Kensington Aldridge Academy has returned to its original site on Silchester Road in time for the new academic year starting September 2018 after relocating to a temporary site in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. You can read about the school’s return to Silchester Road in issue #39 of Grenfell Support here.

Getting to Kensington Aldridge Academy

The majority of students still walk into school. There are additional buses on the number 7 bus route before and after the school day.

The Council is also providing a shuttlebus to the new site. The shuttlebus is available to any student of KAA whose journey to school has been significantly disrupted by the relocation of the school premises. Students who wish to use the bus need to book it in advance and commit to using it both ways every day (i.e. both in the morning and after school). The shuttlebus leaves from Freston Road at 8.15am each morning and departs from the school at 4.30pm each afternoon. If you would like to book a place on the shuttlebus please call Care for Grenfell on 020 7745 6414 or speak to your Keyworker.

Information about the school’s transport arrangements can be found on the school’s website at