An extraordinary part of London is taking shape at King’s Cross. The area, with all its heritage and history, has been transformed into a thriving new place with a growing and diverse community.
At the heart of this exciting change is King’s Cross Academy – a purpose-built primary school that offers a unique opportunity for your child to make the most of his or her potential. Located in the award-winning Plimsoll Building, the Academy opened in September 2015. It provides for 420 primary school pupils aged 4 to 11, plus a 26-place nursery.
King’s Cross Academy was developed and is being run by the people who are behind the wider King’s Cross regeneration. Our goal is to give our pupils the best possible education and access to opportunities, so they leave primary school with the competence, skills and confidence to succeed at secondary school and beyond.
A state-of-the-art learning environment
Light and airy, the Academy is a wonderful environment for our pupils to learn and play in.
The school is equipped with the latest technology for learning, an inspiring library and specialist food and design technology rooms. It also has a virtual learning environment, which our pupils and their parents can connect to from home. We prepare fresh food for the children daily, in our own kitchens.
Physical learning features highly and children have access to a safe multi-level playground, a secure multi-use games area in the building opposite. In addition, public swimming pools and green spaces are a short walk away, including Camley Street Natural Park, a local nature reserve.
The Academy overlooks a beautiful park, framed by the historic guide frame of Gasholder No.8. The Gasholder is the inspiration for our school emblem. It encapsulates both the industrial past of King’s Cross and its new creative future. Dating back to 1850, the guide frame is now Grade II listed. It has been carefully refurbished and re-located alongside the Regent’s Canal and is a favourite spot where the local community come to play and relax.
The school day
The Academy runs an extended school day, including a breakfast club (Rise and Shine Club) from 8-9am and after school service (Plimsoll Plus Club) from 3-6pm.
Our partner school
Our partnership with the Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children (an existing, outstanding school) provides a rare opportunity for our pupils to learn British Sign Language as part of our broad, balanced and creative curriculum. The Frank Barnes School shares facilities with us, as well as having its own dedicated facilities within the building.
I love the ethos of KCA, they really put my child at the centre of everything they do. They develop the whole child - academically, socially and emotionallyKCA Parent