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2019
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City of London Academy Highbury Grove celebrate 98% A-Level pass rate

Pupils at City of London Academy Highbury Grove are celebrating their A-Level results today (15/08).

Sixth formers at the Islington school achieved a 97% pass rate and 66% of students received A*- C grades.

City of London Academy Highbury Grove, previously Highbury Grove School, is a co-educational comprehensive secondary school for students aged 11 to 18 teaching both A-levels and BTEC courses. The school is part of the City of London Academies Trust, which runs the City of London Corporation’s sole sponsored academies.

Last year results showed pupils at the academy had made the biggest improvement of any school in Islington in 2018.

Clare Verga, Executive Principal, said:

“Huge congratulations to all the students. Their hard work and dedication over the past few months has truly paid off and we wish each and every pupil the very best of luck in their next venture.

“These results could not have been achieved without such outstanding support from our staff and parents.”

Andrew McMurtrie, Chair of the City of London Academies Trust, said:

“Congratulations to all the students, staff, governors and parents.

“The City of London Corporation aims to ensure that young Londoners in the City Corporation’s schools have access to the information, advice and experiences that will help them to progress into fulfilling careers

“We wish each and every student all the very best, and hope that our core values stay with them for many years to come.”

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. www.cityoflondon.gov.uk

The City of London Corporation family of schools has one maintained primary school and 10 sponsored or co-sponsored academies in neighbouring boroughs. It also supports three independent schools.

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

Independent:

O City of London School

O City of London School for Girls

O City of London Freemen’s School