City of London Academy Shoreditch Park: students celebrate “exceptional” first GCSE results

Students at City of London Academy Shoreditch Park are celebrating their first set of GCSE results today.

They achieved an 88% pass rate in English and Maths, approximately 20% above the expected national average.

 Some of the highest performing students include:

Tristan Bailey: nine x grade 9s

Lola Thompson: nine x grade 9s

Tomiwa Onigbanjo: seven x grade 9s, three x grade 8s

Phoebe Gaynor: eight x grade 9s, two x grade 8s

Nuha Ahmed: eight x 9s, one x grade 8

City of London Academy Shoreditch Park is a member of the City of London Academies Trust, which runs the City of London Corporation’s sponsored academies. The City Corporation sponsors 10 Academies across Hackney, Newham, Islington, and Southwark.

City of London Academy Shoreditch Park headteacher, Holly Arles, said:

"This year is a very special year as we celebrate our first ever GCSE results, and we could not be happier.

“Our Year 11 students have recorded exceptional grades, enabling them to progress onto the next stages of their lives.

“These outcomes were achieved through hard work and dedication from both the students and their teachers.

“They have dealt admirably with the challenges of the pandemic and the ripple effects of it.

“These are absolutely exceptional results by any standard and we are hugely proud of our students’ endeavours.”

Chair of the City of London Academies Trust Board, Tijs Broeke, said:

“Congratulations to the students and staff at City of London Academy Shoreditch Park .

“Today’s results are an important milestone in the school’s history.

“Whether they are now applying to further education or seeking employment, we send to them our warmest congratulations, and our immense gratitude to the academy’s teaching staff.”

City of London Academy Shoreditch Park celebrated the official opening of a new permanent school building in November last year.

The new site on Hyde Road features a sixth form centre, state-of-the-art science laboratories, music and theatre facilities, and a sports pitch on its roof.

The City Corporation has been named twice by social mobility charity, Sutton Trust, 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

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 Academies in neighbouring boroughs. It also supports three independent schools.

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

City of London Academies Trust:

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

The City Academy, Hackney (co-sponsor KPMG)

City of London Academy (Southwark)

Redriff Primary, City of London Academy

Galleywall Primary, City of London Academy

City of London Primary Academy Islington

City of London Academy Highgate Hill

City of London Academy Highbury Grove

City of London Academy Shoreditch Park

Newham Collegiate Sixth Form Centre City of London Academy

Local Authority maintained school:

The Aldgate School


City of London School

City of London School for Girls

City of London Freemen’s School