20
August
2020
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17:31
Europe/Amsterdam

Students at City of London Academy Highbury Grove celebrate GCSE results

Pupils at the City of London Academy Highbury Grove are celebrating their hard work following today’s GCSE results.

  • Joshua Ekundayo achieved 1 grade 9, 7 grade 8s and 1 grade 5
  • Ivo Elgueta secured 8 grade 9s and 1 grade 8
  • Kathleen Estuesta got 9 grade 9s
  • Ella Forsyth achieved 3 grade 9s, 5 grade 8s and 1 grade 7

Also celebrating were:

  • Shayan Seidl who achieved 4 grade 9s, 3 grade 8s, 2 grade 7s and 1 grade 6
  • Farhan Siddique who got 4 grade 9s, 2 grade 8s, 2 grade 7s and a grade 6
  • Hannah Trevelyan-Shipp achieved 9 grade 9s
  • Bella Yamasque Martinez gained 1 grade 9, 1 grade 8, 3 grade 7s, 4 grade 6s and 1 grade 5

Aimee Lyall, Principal at the City of London Academy Highbury Grove, said:

“For the past five months our staff and students have demonstrated huge courage and determination in the face of extremely challenging circumstances.

“The closures of schools meant we all had to find new ways of working. Without the support, guidance and sheer dedication of our pupils, teachers and parents, an already testing situation would have been made even more difficult.

“I am proud of the way in which they all quickly adapted, and today is a reflection of their hard work.

“I wish all our students the very best of luck in the next phase of their lives.”

The City of London Academy Highbury Grove, based in Islington, is part of the City of London Academies Trust, which runs the City of London Corporation’s sole sponsored academies.

Clare Verga, Executive Principal at the City of London Highbury Grove, said:

 “We are delighted for our students. They have achieved excellent results which reflect their hard work and dedication and the outstanding support they received from their teachers.

“We wish them every success in their future endeavours.”

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

“I am exceptionally proud of both our students and staff for the tremendous efforts they have demonstrated in such difficult circumstances.

“Today’s results, although different to previous years, are a reflection of the hard work and effort that our students and teachers have put in throughout the academic year.

“We have prepared our pupils for bright and successful futures and we wish them every success.”

The City of London Corporation sponsors or co-sponsors 10 academies across Hackney, Newham, Islington and Southwark.

It has twice been named 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.