23
August
2018
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17:08
Europe/Amsterdam

Students at City of London Academy (Southwark) celebrate with 73% English and maths

Students at the City of London Academy (CoLA) (Southwark) were jumping for joy as they received their GCSE results today (23/08).

73% of students at the academy received grade 4+ in English and maths (equivalent to A*-C grades), with 54% achieving grade 5 and above in English and maths.

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

Dr Jeffery Quaye, head of school at City of London Academy (Southwark), said: 

"I am really delighted to see many excellent achievements today and proud of the work done by both students and teachers at City of London Academy (Southwark). 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 outstanding GCSE results. Credit must also go to staff at CoLA Southwark for all their time and effort in supporting our pupils in achieving the very best in their exams.

“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, 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

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

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