City of London Academy, Islington

City of London Academy, Islington is a mixed, non-selective school with no religious affiliations, jointly sponsored by City of London Corporation and The City University, London. Academies are independently managed and the governing body sets its own admissions criteria.

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School information

  • DfE Code: 206/6906
  • Age range: 11-18
  • Number of places available in year 7: 165
  • Open morning: Thursdays 9.00am-10.15am: 28 September 2023 5, 12 October 2023
  • Open evening: Tuesday 26 September 2023, 4.30pm-7.30pm
  • Banding tests: Saturdays: 7, and 14 October 2023 (by appointment only)
  • Does the school have a sixth form? COLAI-6
  • School start and finish times: 8.40am-3.10pm
  • Is the school recognised as a 'Healthy School'?: No
  • Accessibility: Wheelchair access, lift, accessible toilets
  • Support for your child at secondary transfer: Primary school visits to aid transition; Taster Day and Parents Evening for all new students; Induction programme in September
  • Last pupil admitted under distance criterion last year:
    • Band 1: 0.804 miles 
    • Band 2: 1.068 miles
    • Band 3: 0.554 miles 
    • Band 4: 0.451 miles
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Sonia Jacob, Principal
020 7226 8611 020 7226 8611
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Prebend Street
N1 8PQ

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Contact School Admissions, Upper Street, London, N1 1XR, 020 7527 5515 or go online to

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Further SEND information can be found in the City of London Academy - Islington School SEND Information Report.

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