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August
2020
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Students at City of London Academy Highbury Grove secure places at university

Pupils at the City of London Academy Highbury Grove have secured places at top universities following this year’s A-Level results.

Sara Pelham secured four A* grades and will read Modern Foreign Languages at the University of Oxford.

Mia Meade who achieved A*A*A will read Languages, Cultures and International relations at the University of Leeds and Muhammed Omar will read Physics at University College London having achieved A*AA.

Jessica Kappy passed with three A’s and will be studying Medicine at the University of Oxford. Jessica has successfully applied for the Rothschild and Co Bursary to support her during her time at university. The bursary is designed to support London-based students attending Russell Group universities, supporting them with tuition fees to ensure that they can take up their university offers.

Jamie Travers gained AAB and will be going to the University of Bath to study Criminology, while his twin sister Leyla Travers got AAB and will be reading Psychology at the University of Loughborough.

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

“For the past five months staff and students at the City of London Academy Highbury Grove 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 teachers, staff and students 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 managed as 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:

I am delighted for the success of our students in what has been a very challenging year. Congratulations to all staff, students and parents.”

Tijs Broeke, Chairman 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 challenging circumstances.

“Today’s A-Level 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 leavers 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. 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 of London)

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