Students at City of London Academy Islington celebrate 100% A Level pass rate

Hard work and dedication has paid off for students at City of London Academy Islington as they celebrate excellent A Level results today (16/08).

Sixth formers at the Prebend Street school achieved a 100% pass rate, with almost half of all grades awarded at A* to B.

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

Clare Verga, Executive Principal at City London Academy Islington, said:

I am delighted for our students. They have achieved excellent A Level results and this is a testament to the diligence and hard work of the students and the outstanding support they were provided by their teachers.

“Many of our students are progressing to higher education and will be the first in their families to do so. I would like to wish them continuing success in their future endeavours.”

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

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

“Today’s results show that hard work and dedication pays off. Congratulations to all the students for achieving excellent A-Level results.

“We wish each and every student all the very best and hope that the core values of City of London Academy Islington stay with them for many, many years.”

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

“This is another tremendous result for the hardworking students and staff at the Academy.

“Their progress is testament to the strength of the relationships between the Academy’s governors, leadership team, staff, the City Corporation and the University. I congratulate all those whose efforts contribute to the Academy’s success.”

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