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Welcome to The City Academy, Hackney

Welcome to The City Academy, Hackney

When we were established in 2009 we set out to build a ‘world class’ academy for our students based on the highest expectations of academic achievement and personal development. Our students have just achieved our best ever GCSE results, 82% 5 A*-C grade, and our first set of A-level results are excellent.

In 2015, for the second year in a row, our students made more academic progress than in any other school in Hackney. In fact, the attainment of our students in their GCSEs demonstrated the third best progress of any school in London and placed us fifth out of six thousand plus secondary schools in the country as a whole. In 2016 students have achieved one grade higher for each of their best eight GCSE grades than the equivalent average progress of students in other schools.

In 2014 our students were placed second in the country for the progress they made and in 2010 and 2012 received we were judged to be ‘Outstanding’ in every Ofsted category.

At The City Academy, Hackney students are expected to work hard and to show dedication and commitment to their studies. In return, the academy provides fantastic academic, creative, sporting, linguistic, and personal educational experiences. This ‘City Experience’ is delivered through our outstanding teaching, the formal and informal curriculum, and the support of our sponsors: The City of London Corporation and KPMG. Of key importance to our success has been the development of students’ originality and independent thinking, which has been fostered through the many creative and engaging learning experiences we offer inside and outside the classroom.

At The City Academy, Hackney there is a real emphasis on personal skills and the development of values that all young people need to be successful. The academic progress of our students speaks for itself and our standing as a centre of excellence for secondary education is now the subject of great interest locally, nationally and internationally.

We believe that you will be impressed by the outstanding educational experiences we can offer your child, and I would urge you to visit the academy to find out more.

Mark Malcolm
Principal