The City of London Corporation has one maintained primary school, ten sponsored academies as part of the City of London Academies Trust. It also supports three independent schools.
In addition to the Family of Schools, there are two schools and one college in the City of London, they are St Paul's Cathedral School, Charterhouse Square School and David Game College.
The Aldgate School
The City's only state maintained primary school is The Aldgate School. The school is one form entry (30 places per year).
Judged 'outstanding' by Ofsted in its last inspection, the school serves a diverse community and aims to ensure that every child matters and excels in their personal, social and emotional development. Nationally expected standards are reached and exceeded by a majority of pupils in English, Mathematics and Science and the success of pupils at the school is mirrored by the excellent teamwork between the staff, governors, parents, pupils and community workers.
For more information, please contact:
Clerk to the Governors
The Aldgate School
St James' Passage
London EC3A 5DE
Tel: 020 7283 1147
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COLAT is driven by the ambition to provide world-class experiences and deliver exceptional educational outcomes for the young people it serves.
Combining the heritage and tradition of the Corporation of London with an innovative and enterprising approach to teaching and learning, the Trust aims to ensure that each of its schools can be judged as ‘outstanding’ within three years of joining.
Students are taught in an environment that promotes academic, creative, sporting, linguistic and personal achievement. All Trust academies draw upon the traditions, institutions, heritage and historical successes of London to furnish each of their diverse communities with life-transforming learning experiences. In doing so, we believe that our young people will develop into successful, compassionate young adults who make a positive contribution to their local, national and global communities.
The Trust is currently made up of eight schools (three primary, four secondary and one sixth form centre) across Hackney, Islington, Southwark and Newham.
Academies within the City of London Academies Trust
- Galleywall Primary, City of London Academy
- Redriff Primary, City of London Academy
- City of London Primary Academy Islington
- City of London Academy Southwark
- City of London Academy Highgate Hill
- City of London Academy Shoreditch Park
- City of London Academy Highbury Grove
- Newham Collegiate Sixth Form, City of London Academy
- The City Academy Hackney
- The City of London Academy, Islington
For information on Oftsed reports, examination results and admissions, please visit the Trust schools’ websites as detailed below, or visit the Trust website.
Galleywall is a newly-built, two form entry school in Bermondsey which opened in September 2016 with an initial intake of 60 Reception pupils. It will reach its full complement of 420 pupils by 2023. The academy is an inclusive, non-denominational school in an area where there is a pressing and increasing need for additional places.
Galleywall Primary, City of London Academy
London SE16 3PB
A two-form entry primary school, Redriff was judged ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in its latest inspection, and aims to help children become aspirational, adventurous, individual, enlightened and compassionate.
Redriff Primary, City of London Academy
Salter Road, Rotherhithe
London SE16 5LQ
City of London Primary Academy Islington opened in September 2017 with its first intake of Reception pupils. The school is currently in temporary accommodation whilst its permanent school is being built on the old Richard Cloudesley School site, to the north of the Golden Lane Estate. COLPAI is a non-selective, fully inclusive school where pupils are drawn from and reflect the local community.
City of London Primary Academy Islington
c/o Moreland Primary School
London EC1V 8BB
City of London Academy Southwark is a vibrant and innovative school in the heart of Bermondsey and was the first academy to be opened by the City of London Corporation. Passionate about raising aspirations and supporting each student to achieve their potential, the academy provides a high-quality education with an added focus on Business & Enterprise and Sport to students aged 11-18. The school offers a broad and balanced curriculum, with small class sizes tailored to students’ needs.
City of London Academy Southwark
240 Lynton Road
London SE1 5LA
The City of London Academy Highgate Hill opened in September 2017 on the site of Mount Carmel Catholic Girls’ College in the north of Islington. The school is non-selective, non-denominational, and offers places to both boys and girls. The model for the academy’s curriculum replicates that of the very successful City of London Academy Islington, and the student cohort is of a similar profile and prior attainment.
City of London Academy Highgate Hill
Duncombe Road, Archway
London N19 3EU
The City of London Academy Shoreditch Park is a brand new secondary academy which opened in September 2017. It is currently based in a purpose-built modular building, and will be for four years, before moving to its permanent home in a new building in Shoreditch Park. The Trust intends to establish the school as a centre of excellence for secondary education in Hackney.
City of London Academy Shoreditch Park
London E2 8QH
City of London Academy Highbury Grove joined the Trust in December 2017. The academy is non-selective, non-denominational, free to attend and open to both boys and girls. The Trust aims to build on the school’s inspiring creative and musical offering (under its previous name, Highbury Grove School) by providing access to outstanding education, and cultural and learning opportunities in partnership with major City of London Corporation institutions.
City of London Academy Highbury Grove
8 Highbury Grove
London N5 2EQ
Newham Collegiate Sixth Form (NCS) in East Ham joined the Trust in January 2018. The NCS is the academic A level centre for a group of Newham schools including Cumberland, Kingsford, Lister, Little Ilford, Plashet, Rokeby, Royal Docks, Sarah Bonnell and Stratford School Academy. It also takes students from other secondary schools in the borough and surrounding areas. The school is also in partnership with University College London, providing opportunities to both students and staff. The school has gone from strength to strength and has seen outstanding success in its A level results since opening.
Newham Collegiate Sixth Form, City of London Academy
326 Barking Road
London E6 2BB
The City Academy Hackney is an outstanding school and sixth form for boys and girls aged 11-18 years. The City of London Corporation is a joint sponsor of the school which has contemporary facilities and creative teaching methods. Students can learn in an enjoyable environment and excel academically as well as personally. The Academy is for students of all abilities and all faiths or none.
Executive Principal: Mark Malcolm
The City Academy Hackney
London E9 6EB
020 8525 5440
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The City of London Academy, Islington is a school and sixth form for boys and girls ages 11-19 years. Sponsored jointly by the City of London Corporation and City University, London it was judged good by Ofsted in November 2012. It opened in 2008 as an Academy and moved into a purpose built, state-of-the-art buildings in 2010. The academy provides a high quality education for young people in a secure, supportive environment, raising their aspirations and standards of educational achievement, and building positive partnerships with local people and organisations.
Principal: Clare Verga
London N1 8PQ
020 7226 8611
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An independent school is a school which is mainly fee paying and not dependent upon national or local government for financing.
Charterhouse Square School
Charterhouse Square School is an independent, non-selective day school for boys and girls aged three to 11, situated in the Barbican area of London.
Charterhouse Square School is based in the City and provides an exceptional education to children from Early Years to Upper School Years. Charterhouse Square pride themselves on the happiness of their pupils and the quality of their academic results.
See the Standard Operating Procedures for educational settings which applies to Charterhouse Square School.
St Paul’s Cathedral School
St. Paul’s Cathedral School is a co-educational preparatory school for boys and girls aged four to 13 and a residential choir school for the boy choristers of St Paul's Cathedral.
The school is based in the City and can be traced back to the 12th Century.
See the Standard Operating Procedures for educational settings which applies to St. Paul’s Cathedral.
City of London School
The City of London School is an independent day school for boys aged 10 to 18 with a history of achievement that dates back to the 15th century. The School has a unique location at the very heart of the city below St Paul's Cathedral, maintaining and nurturing strong relationships with the City itself and with the business community that surrounds it. The School offers exceptional sporting facilities and fields teams in regional and national finals across a range of sports. The music department is second to none and there is a very wide variety of other extra-curricular activities. More than 90% of our students regularly gain A and B grades at A Level, with a high proportion going on to study at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge while 10% go on to medical schools.
See the Standard Operating Procedures for educational settings which applies to the City of London School.
City of London School for Girls
The City of London School for Girls is a non-denominational, independent day school, for girls aged 7 to 18, based in the London Square Mile. The School was established by the Corporation of the City of London with money from a bequest from William Ward of Brixton to provide education for girls that "would correspond, as near as may be, to the City of London School". The school opened in Carmelite Street in 1894 and moved to the present premises in the Barbican in 1969. In its last Independent Schools Inspectorate report it describes the school as, "The curriculum provides an outstanding educational experience for the pupils throughout the school. It is well supported by a good range of extra-curricular activities in the prep school and an outstanding range in the senior school, which enable pupils to enrich their educational experience".
See the Standard Operating Procedures for educational settings which applies to the City of London School for Girls.
City of London Freemen's School
Nearly a 160 years old, the City of London Freemen's School is an independent, co-educational day and boarding school for boys and girls with around 850 pupils aged 7-18.The City of London Freemen's School has a proud history of academic success alongside the development of creative, musical, sporting and dramatic talents.
The Guildhall School of Music & Drama
The School moved to its present premises in the heart of the City of London's Barbican in 1977 and continues to be owned, funded and administered by the City of London. The Guildhall School of Music and Drama is one of the world's leading conservatoires and drama schools, offering musicians, actors, stage managers and theatre technicians an inspiring environment in which to develop as artists and professionals. The School is a global leader of creative and professional practice and promotes innovation, experiment and research. With over 800 students in higher education, drawn from nearly 60 countries around the world, the School is also the UK's leading provider of specialist music training at the under-18 level with nearly 2,500 students in Junior Guildhall and the Centre for Young Musicians.
See the Standard Operating Procedures for educational settings which applies to the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
David Game College
Established in 1974, David Game College is an independent college that aims to promote the joy of knowledge and learning while simultaneously maintaining the sharpest possible focus on the demands of the public examinations. They are a co-educational day college that teaches students at GCSE and A level so that they can gain entry to a university or career of their choice.
They scored OUTSTANDING in all categories by Ofsted for a second time in succession, 2017 and 2020.
See the Standard Operating Procedures for educational settings which applies to David Game College.