News & Events

Winter term newsletter

We share some of the highlights from a very productive autumn term here at the City of London Academy - Southwark. The term started with record breaking GCSE results and the school entering the top 10% of non-selective schools nationally for attainment as a result of the fantastic achievement of our students. At A level an unprecedented 98% of our Year 13 students achieved their personal dream of getting their first choice university place.

Our Basketball Academy goes from strength to strength with our top students achieving, for the first time, scholarships to study in the United States. Shaquille Walters, our standout player from last year joins Lee Academy, Maine, New England and England International; Ire Ozzy-Momodu is off to Robert Morris University.

The Head girl and co-Head boys attended the Lord Mayor’s Banquet on 14 November. They enjoyed the opportunity to experience first-hand one of the highlights of the City calendar, while networking with peers from the City of London family of schools.

We hosted representatives from the Oxford Union on 8 November who introduced our gifted and talented Sixth Form students to the Oxford Parliamentary Debating Competition. Our first round debate saw us pit our wits against previous winners Dulwich College.

Through our London SE Maths Hub which we lead in partnership with our sister City of London School – Redriff, we have hosted “Maths Beyond the Syllabus” sessions for our Further Maths pupils in collaboration with author Julian Havil. We have also started our own Salter Lecture series, “Uni Topics Early” for our gifted and talented pupils.

Our new Sixth Form building at 399 Rotherhithe New Road is under construction and we are on course to open this for September 2017. Students and staff have been busy working with the design team to ensure we have a state of the art new facility for our community.

At our main site in Lynton Road our new Year 7 playground was opened at the end of November and the students have been enjoying using all the extra space and facilities they helped design.

Thank you for all your support this term and in helping make CoLA such an exceptional aspirational, inclusive learning community in the heart of Southwark.