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City of London Academy Islington celebrate 100% A-Level pass rate

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Hard work and dedication has paid off for students at City of London Academy Islington as they celebrate A-Level results today (15/08).

Sixth formers at the Prebend Street school achieved a 100% pass rate, with almost half of all grades awarded at A* to B.

The academy, which opened in September 2008 and celebrated its 10 year anniversary this year, was recognised as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in March 2019.

Clare Verga, Executive Principalat City of London Academy Islington, said:

I am delighted for our students. These results are a testament to their hard work and the outstanding support they received by their teachers.

“Many of our pupils are progressing to university to continue their studies. I would like to wish them continuing success in their future endeavours.”

The City of London Academy Islington is co-sponsored by the City of London Corporation and City, University of London.

Henry Colthurst, Chairman of theCity of London Corporation’s Education Board, said:

“Today’s results show that hard work and dedication pays off. The City Corporation’s family of schools provide educational experiences that enrich and inspire.

“We wish each and every student all the very best in life after City of London Academy Islington.”

President of City, University of London, Professor Sir Paul Curran said:

“The students and staff at the Academy have produced an exceptional performance this year.

“The success is testament to the strength of the relationships between the Academy’s governors, leadership team, staff, the Corporation and the University.

“We look forward to continuing to support the excellent work of the Academy in the future.”

The City of London Corporation sponsors or co-sponsors 10 academies across Hackney, Newham, Islington and Southwark. In 2017 and 2018, Sutton Trust named the City Corporation as the UK’s best academy sponsor for empowering pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to perform above the national average, and the leading academy sponsor for Progress 8 and Attainment 8, which track pupil progress and achievement.

The City of London Corporation has a unique family of schools comprising one maintained primary school, 10 sponsored or co-sponsored academies in London boroughs, and three independent schools of which two are located within the Square Mile.

Notes to Editors

About the City of London Corporation:

The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally-successful UK.

The City of London Corporation sponsors, co-sponsors or governs the following schools:

Co-sponsored academies

O City of London Academy, Islington (co-sponsor City University)

O The City Academy, Hackney (co-sponsor KPMG)

City of London Academies Trust:

O City of London Academy (Southwark)

O Redriff Primary, City of London Academy

O Galleywall Primary, City of London Academy

O City of London Primary Academy Islington

O City of London Academy Highgate Hill

O City of London Academy Highbury Grove

O City of London Academy Shoreditch Park

O Newham Collegiate Sixth Form Centre City of London Academy

Local Authority maintained school:

O Sir John Cass’s Foundation Primary School


O City of London School

O City of London School for Girls

O City of London Freemen’s School

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