The Kingston Academy is an academy free school, located in North Kingston not far from the River Thames.  The school was set up by the Kingston Educational Trust, a partnership between Kingston University, Kingston College and Royal Borough of Kingston.  Having opened our doors for the first time in September 2015 we are now entering our second year of operation, with around 320 pupils.  The process of building a new start-up academy has afforded immense opportunities and given us the scope to adopt a new approach, free from the legacy issues faced by many existing schools.