Students celebrate 98% A-Level pass rate at The City Academy, Hackney

Students at The City Academy, Hackney are celebrating their impressive A-Level results today (16/08).

Sixth formers at the Homerton Row school achieved a 98% pass rate and 68% of students received A*-C grades.

The City Academy, Hackney first opened in 2009 as a coeducational secondary school and sixth form. Since then the school has received two ‘Outstanding’ grades from Ofsted.

Mark Malcolm, Principal at The City Academy Hackney, said:

“Students, parents and staff at the City Academy are celebrating another year of impressive A level results. Almost all of them have already been accepted onto university courses. 

“Many are also considering high-level apprenticeships which lead to degree qualifications.

“These results reflect the students’ resilience and hard work over the past two years. Many of the university places offered are out of London and students are excited at the prospect of moving to a new city.”

The City Academy, Hackney is co-sponsored by the City of London Corporation and KPMG.

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

“Congratulations to all the students for achieving excellent A-Level results. We are very proud of how hard our students have worked. The results are a testament to the teachers and parents at City Academy, Hackney.

The City of London Corporation is committed to providing access to world-class education and learning opportunities. Good luck to each student for the next chapter in their lives.”

Dawn Elliott, Head of Partnership Tax at KPMG and Chair of Governors at The City Academy, Hackney, said:

“KPMG is proud to congratulate all students and staff at the City Academy, Hackney as they receive their A-level results today.

“Employees at KPMG benefit hugely from our involvement with the Academy, and we’re delighted to support an environment that provides the skills, knowledge and work-related learning required for students to thrive in their continued education and careers. We wish all students leaving the Academy this year all the very best in their future endeavours.”

The City 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


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