Students from City of London Academy schools celebrate GCSE results day


Students at 10 academies sponsored or co-sponsored by the City of London Corporation have collected their GCSE results.

Teenagers attending schools across Hackney, Newham, Islington and Southwark will embark on the next phase of their education journey with the grades predicted by their teachers, following a dramatic U-turn by Government amid A-Level algorithm chaos last week.

Aimee Lyall, principal at the City of London Academy Highbury Grove, praised the attitude of students through the Covid-19 pandemic.

She said: “For the past five months our staff and students have demonstrated huge courage and determination in the face of extremely challenging circumstances.

“The closures of schools meant we all had to find new ways of working. Without the support, guidance and sheer dedication of our pupils, teachers and parents, an already testing situation would have been made even more difficult.

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“I am proud of the way in which they all quickly adapted, and today is a reflection of their hard work.”

The City of London Corporation has twice been named by social mobility charity Sutton Trust 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.

Tijs Broeke, chair of the City of London Academies Trust, said: “These results are a testament to the hard work of students, staff and parents.

“We will always make sure that young Londoners of all backgrounds have access to the information, advice and experiences that help them to progress into fulfilling careers.

“We wish each and every pupil all the best and hope that the our core values stay with them for many years to come.”

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