Examination results of the City’s three independent schools, the City of London Academies and the Sir John Cass Primary school have risen again confirming the City achieves exceptional academic outcomes.
The independent schools showed an overall improvement in A level results from their already outstanding levels and the academies achieved a marked improvement in GCSE results with an exceptional 77% of students achieving 5A*-C with English and Mathematics. Sir John Cass and Redriff primary schools have also achieved results significantly above national averages with outstanding progress well above national expectations. All City schools show positive educational added value but particular mention should be made of City of London Academy Islington now ranked 15th in the country and sixth in London for pupil progress. In addition The City Academy, Hackney is seventh in the country and thrid in London with a progress 8 score of 1.03. This means that over 10 subjects students achieve at least one grade more than would be expected in a statistically ‘average’ school in the UK. This is the third consecutive year this Academy has been ranked in the top 10, one of only three schools in the country and two in London that has shown consistently exceptional performance. There are a number of City school partnership events coming up, including a prefect’s dinner on 29 November at Guildhall, a Basketball tournament at the City of London Academy – Southwark in December and a concert at Milton Court on 30 January.