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: 22 and 6 October 
  • Open evening: Thursday 20 September, 4.30pm-7.30pm
  • Banding tests: Saturday 1 and 15 October 2022 at 9.00am
  • 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: 0.713 miles 
    • Band 2: 1.456 miles
    • Band 3: 0.736 miles 
    • Band 4: 0.627 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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Referral not required
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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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