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2019
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Students at City of London Academy Southwark celebrate GCSE results

Students at the City of London Academy (CoLA) Southwark were jumping for joy as they received their GCSE results today (22/08).

Over 60% of pupils received grade 4+ in English and Maths (equivalent to A*-C grades), with over 80% achieving 4+ in English alone.

The Lynton Road school places a learning focus on business, enterprise and sport, and is one of only 10 schools in England to be awarded Basketball Academy status by Basketball England.

Michael Baxter, headteacher at City of London Academy Southwark, said:

"I am delighted to see so many excellent achievements today. The results are a testament to the dedication of students, teachers and parents who have worked so hard to support each other at the school. 

“A huge congratulations to all."

City of London Academy Southwark is part of the City of London Academies Trust, which runs the City of London Corporation’s sole sponsored academies.

Andrew McMurtrie, Chair of the City of London Academies Trust, said:

“Congratulations to all the students for achieving such impressive GCSE results.

“We know that our pupils couldn’t achieve the grades that they have done without the support from staff and parents.

“We wish each and every student good luck in the next stage of their lives.”

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 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. 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