Students celebrate 98% GCSE pass rate at City of London Academy Highgate Hill
The hard work and efforts of pupils at City of London Academy Highgate Hill paid off today (23/08) as students gained a 98% pass rate in their GCSE results.
60% of students at the academy received Grade 4+ in English and Maths (equivalent to A*-C grades).
This year 10% more students achieved Grade 5+ compared to last year, before the school became part of the City of London Academies Trust.
The school opened as a mixed, all-ability, non-denominational academy in September 2017, inheriting students in years 8 to 11 from what was previously, Mount Carmel Catholic College for Girls.
Prince Gennuh, Principal of City of London Academy Highgate Hill, said:
“We have seen an increase in the proportion of students achieving a strong pass in both English and Maths this year, and this is purely down to the hard work and tenacity of our students and staff.
“We have extremely high expectations of our students. We believe that they can achieve their full potential and consequently inspire them to believe in themselves.
“This is what you achieve when belief is married with tenacity and hard work. Congratulations to all students and thanks to all staff, parents and governors for their unwavering support.”
City of London Academy Highgate Hill 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 excellent GCSE results.
“The City of London Corporation is committed to providing access to world-class education and learning opportunities.
“I hope the students will be able to make the most of the experience that they have had during their time at the school and use it in the career path of their choice.”
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:
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