King's Cross Academy and Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children

King’s Cross Academy is a new primary school for King’s Cross. The purpose-built school is located in The Plimsoll Building at the heart of the King’s Cross development. The school opened in September 2015.

In the first year, the primary school will have two reception classes for up to 60 children and a 26-place nursery for 3 to 5 year old children. As the King’s Cross community grows, the Academy will expand with places for 420 primary school pupils aged 4 to 11, plus the nursery.

King’s Cross Academy is co-located in The Plimsoll Building with the Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children. The two schools share not just a building, but enjoy a close partnership at all levels. The Academy teaches British Sign Language and the shared spaces give the children the chance to communicate together.

The two schools occupy the ground and first floors of the 14 storey Plimsoll Building – a new apartment building set alongside Regent’s Canal in the heart of the King’s Cross development. The Plimsoll Building will house 255 new homes. 

The schools are naturally lit through lightwells
The schools are naturally lit through lightwells
One of the schools' colourful corridors
One of the schools' colourful corridors
Jamie Oliver promoting healthy eating in the school hall
Jamie Oliver promoting healthy eating in the school hall
The shared school library, with rooflights from garden above
The shared school library, with rooflights from garden above