GCSE joy for students at City of London Academy Highgate Hill

Students at City of London Academy Highgate Hill have been celebrating their GCSE results today.

They achieved an overall pass rate of 99%, with the proportion of students achieving the standard pass in English and Maths increasing by nearly 5%. 

Standard passes in Maths and English were 72% and 70% respectively. 

Some of the highest performing students include Sarwar who achieved five grade 9s and two grade 8s, and Mohammed who achieved two grade 9s and four grade 8s.

City of London Academy Highgate Hill 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.

Principal of City of London Academy Highgate Hill, Prince Gennuh, said:

“We are delighted with the incredible sets of results achieved by all students.

“They have worked extremely hard; the challenges of the pandemic have continued but our students have shown a huge amount of resilience.

“They deserve the success that we are celebrating today, and we wish them the very best for the future.

“Thanks also to staff, parents, Governors, and our sponsor, the City of London Corporation, for their unwavering support for the students and the academy as a whole.”

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

“Our students should be delighted with their GCSE results today because their hard work and determination have been reflected in their grades.

“We send them our warmest wishes and congratulations, and our immense gratitude to the dedicated teaching staff.”

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