23
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2018
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15:26
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Students celebrate with 74% English and maths at The City Academy, Hackney

Pupils at The City Academy, Hackney are celebrating their exceptional GCSE results today (23/08).

Students at the Homerton Row school achieved 74% English and maths and at least three other GCSEs

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.

Principal Mark Malcolm said:

“Students have achieved exceptional results in their GCSE exams.

“They have risen to the challenge of the new specifications and have made outstanding progress. Students have been well-prepared for the new linear examinations and shown resilience and dedications to their studies.

“It is our expectation that they are entered for the broadest curriculum choices, with all students taking a humanities subject and most entered for the separate science qualifications, a modern foreign language and a creative subject too.

“They now have the widest choice available to them and can enrol on academic courses.”

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 GCSE results. We are very proud of how hard our students have worked and 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 today warmly congratulates GCSE students and staff at The City Academy, Hackney as they receive the results of all their hard work. This institution is a shining example of a school that delivers progress for its students year on year. We wish all of the students the very best in all 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.

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.

 

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