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Students at City of London Academy Islington celebrate GCSE results

Hard work and dedication has paid off for students at City of London Academy Islington (CoLAI) as they celebrate excellent GCSE results today (22/08).

64% of the Year 11 students at the Prebend Street school achieved English and Mathematics GCSE at Level 4 and above.

One third of students achieved the highly regarded EBAC (English Baccalaureate) qualification, meaning that they achieved high grades in the most respected academic subjects.

The academy, which opened in September 2008 and celebrated its 10 year anniversary this year, was recognised as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in April 2019.

* Yalin Chen achieved eight grade 9s and 2 grade 8s

* Jessica Kadiali achieved four grade 9s, two grade 8s and three grade 7s

Clare Verga, Executive Principal, said:

“I am delighted for our pupils and proud of what they have achieved this year.

“These results, including our recent Ofsted inspection, reflect the hard work and determination of all students and staff.”

In April this year Ofsted officers recognised the academy for being a school where “no child is left behind” and where “outcomes are outstanding and pupils’ progress is exceptional”.

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

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

“Today’s results show that hard work and dedication pays off. This has been a fantastic year for all the students and staff at the school.

“We wish each and every student all the very best in the next chapter of their lives, and we hope that the core values of CoLAI stays with each pupil for years to come.”

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

“This is another tremendous success. Congratulations to all the students, staff and supporters of the Academy.

“These results are testament to their hard work combined with the strength of the relationships between the Academy’s governors, leadership team, the City Corporation and the university.”

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 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

Independent:

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