|Name||City of London Academy Islington|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Address||Prebend Street, Islington, London, N1 8PQ|
|Religious Character||Does Not Apply|
|Number of Pupils||809 (55.3% boys 44.7% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||16.0|
|Academy Sponsor||City Of London Academies Trust|
|Percentage Free School Meals||45.8%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||45.4%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||18%|
|Catchment Area Indicator Available||Yes|
|Last Distance Offered Available||No|
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (13 March 2019)
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Information about this school
The executive headteacher works across two schools, The City of London Academy, Islington and the City of London Academy, Highbury Grove. The school is a stand-alone academy. The academy trust is the City of London Academy Islington Limited. The sponsors for the academy trust are City, University of London and London City Corporation. Both sponsors have four representatives on the governing body. The governing body is responsible for all aspects of governance. The school uses three alternative providers, ELAT, Westminster Kingsway and the Hospital School. The school has recently joined the Islington Sixth Form Consortium. Pupils will start their courses in September 2019.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school Since the arrival of the headteacher in 2012, the school has been transformed into an exciting environment where pupils and staff thrive. Outcomes are outstanding and pupils’ progress is exceptional. This is a school where ‘no child is left behind’. Teachers use information about their pupils to plan excellent lessons. They facilitate pupils’ learning by providing outstanding guidance. All pupils consistently respond to this help from their teachers. Leaders set very high expectations for pupils’ behaviour. Pupils’ behaviour around the school and in lessons is excellent. Pupils are rightly proud of their school and their achievements. The curriculum is under constant review by leaders to ensure that it meets pupils’ needs. The curriculum enables pupils to excel. The extra-curricular provision supports pupils in developing confidence and additional skills for their future lives. The exceptional provision for personal development and welfare ensures that pupils quickly develop the skills they need to succeed in this school and in their future careers. Leadership at all levels, from governors to pupils, is outstanding. The leadership of special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) is a great strength. Leaders, staff and pupils all appreciate the many opportunities to ‘step up’ and contribute to the smooth running of the school. The sixth-form provision is good. The school has joined the local sixth-form consortium. Pupils have been recruited to this new provision and staff have been appointed. Leadership in the sixth form is strong. The range of study programmes the school can offer is affected by the small numbers of students in the sixth form. Teaching in the sixth form is variable and this affects students’ progress.