City of London Academy Islington celebrate English and Mathematics GCSE Grade 4 and above

Hard work and dedication has paid off for students at City of London Academy Islington as they celebrate excellent GCSE results today (23/08).

71% of the Year 11 students at the Prebend Street school achieved English and Mathematics GCSE at Grade 4 and above (equivalent to A*-C grades).

The academy, which opened in September 2008, was recognised as ‘Good’ by Ofsted in 2014.

Clare Verga, Executive Principal, said:

“I am delighted with the GCSE results achieved at the City of London Academy Islington. These results reflect the hard work and determination of all students and staff and clearly demonstrate our ongoing success”.

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

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

“Today’s results show that hard work and dedication pays off. Congratulations to all the pupils for achieving excellent GCSE results.

“We wish each and every student all the very best in the next chapter of their lives and we hope that the core values of City of London Academy Islington stays with each pupil for many, many years.”

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

“Congratulations to the students, staff and supporters of the academy on another tremendous result.

“Their hard work combined with the strength of the relationships between the academy’s governors, leadership team, staff, the City Corporation and the university, has ensured continued progress this year.”

In 2017, 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

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

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