Open Evening 2022

If you are the parent or carer of a child in Year 6, our Open Evening will take place on Thursday 29th September.

Further information about our Open Evening can be found on the flyer below.

We look forward to meeting parents, carers and prospective students at this event.

Frequently asked questions

Do I have to book a place at your Open Evening?

No. Our Open Evening is open to all parents and carers of students who will be seeking a place in Year 7 in September 2023.

What time does your Open Evening start?

Doors will be opened at 5:45pm but you are able to arrive at any time up to 7:30pm. Our advice is to be mindful of the fact that one of the most important parts of the evening is the Principal's Presentation and to plan your visit around these.

What is the Principal's Presentation?

This is when Mr Di Salvo will communicate clear messages about the acdemy to prospective parents and carers. There are 3 times in the evening when these will take place; 6:00pm, 6:45pm and 7:30pm. The presentation is the same at each of these times.

Please be aware that these presentations take place in the KBA Theatre and there is a seating capacity of 380 for each presentation. The first presentation is always very busy so you may prefer to look around the building first and then attend one of the later presentations.

What will I see at Open Evening?

You will be able to make your own way around our building in order to visit different subject areas and meet our amazing staff. There will be activities taking place that children can join in with. You will also be able to visit our Sports Hall and astroturf where members of the PE department will be conducting activities.

You will also be able to meet staff from our SEND and Welfare teams as well as our Student Voice representatives.

What is an Academy In Action Tour?

We know the importance of choosing the right school for your child. We also know that an Open Evening is a great introduction to a school but it does not show what happens during a typical school day. Academy In Action tours allow you to experience this.

Academy In Action Tours will be taking place every day from Monday 3rd October until the half term break.

Tours take approximately 90 minutes and include visits to classrooms where students can be seen working.

How can I book a place on an Academy In Action tour?

If you attend Open Evening you will be able to sign up for an Academy in Action tour on the night. You will also be able to book a place on a tour after the Open Evening via this page of our website. This faciltiy will become available from Friday 30th September.

Can I bring my child to an Academy In Action tour?

Yes, we are more than happy to welcome Year 6 students as well as their parents. The tours take place during the school day so please inform your child's primary school that they will not be in school whilst visiting us here at KBA.

If I am unable to attend Open Evening is there any way I can look around your building?

Yes. You are able to take your own virtual tour of our building by clicking on the image below.

The deadline for completion of your application form for a secondary school place closes at 5:00pm on 31st October 2022.


Our 2022 Prospectus will be available here shortly.

In the meantime you can browse our 2021 Prospectus below. 

The KBA Vision

Please visit The Interactive KBA Vision by clicking on the image below.

When hovering over the key strands of The KBA Vision you are be able to watch a series of short videos in which members of staff and students will share further information with you.

Frequently Asked Questions

You will probably have lots of questions about applying for a secondary school place, especially if this is the first time you have been through this process.

In order to try to help we have provided a list of FAQs on the Admissions page of our website.

Read through our Admissions FAQs by clicking here.

Why Buccleuch?

Find out why we are called Kettering Buccleuch Academy.

The Academy Building

Discover a little more about our 21st century learning environment and external space

Moving Around The Building

Wed want all students to look forward to finding their way around our building when they join us

What's Your Calling?

Visit our London Underground themed careers corridor

Subject Corridor : Science

Take a look into the Science corridor and visit one of our innovatively decorated science teaching rooms.

Subject Corridor : Humanities

Our building is designed to bring learning to life. See how we do this as you are taken into one of our subject corridors.

Subject Corridor : Languages

This corridor is designed to have the feel of a Spanish street. Find out more by watching this video.

The Art Barn

We have some very talented artists here at KBA. See some of their work on display in this open-plan, inspirational learning environment.

A Year In The Life Of KBA

Watch the video below to see some of the highlights of a typical year here at Kettering Buccleuch Academy.


Should you wish to learn more about the curriculum offered at Kettering Buccleuch Academy please use the 'curriculum' tab at the top of this page.

From there you will be able to read about the content covered by each subject area.

Other Information

Please click on the 'information' tab at the top of this page for details regarding topics including, but not limited to:

  • Bus Services
  • Careers
  • Enrichment
  • House System
  • Safeguarding
  • Special Educational Needs



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