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Students at The City Academy Hackney celebrate GCSE results

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Pupils at The City Academy Hackney are celebrating their GCSE results today (22/08).

77% of the students at the Homerton Row school passed English GCSE and 71% passed maths. 23 students achieved at least one grade 9 and one student had a remarkable achievement of all eleven GCSEs at grade 9.

The City Academy Hackney is celebrating its 10th anniversary as a coeducational secondary school and sixth form. Since then the school has received two ‘Outstanding’ grades from Ofsted.

The City Academy Hackney is co-sponsored by the City of London Corporation and KPMG.

Mark Malcolm, Principal ofThe City Academy, Hackney, said:

“I am proud of what our students have achieved this yearmany of whom have had to overcome significant challenges to get their grades

“Their hard work and dedication has paid off and we wish each and every one of them the very best of luck for the future.”

Henry Colthurst, Chairman of the Education Board at City of London Corporation, said:

“Congratulations to all the students for achieving excellent GCSE results.

“We are very proud of how hard our students have worked and these results are a testament to the dedication of teachers and parents at the school.

The City of London Corporation is committed to providing access to world-class education and learning opportunities.Good luck to each student for the next chapter in their lives.”

Dawn Elliott, Head of Partnership Tax at KPMG and Chair of Governors at The City Academy, Hackney, said:

Our congratulations to the students and staff at The City Academy. It is great to see all their hard work pay off.

“We wish all of the students the very best in all their future endeavours.”

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.

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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