Admissions Introduction
The City of London Academy has an agreed admission number of 165 pupils. Entrants must reach the age of 11 during the year 1st September - 31st August inclusive, immediately prior to entry to the Academy.


  • Do you have a child born between 1st September 2007 and 31st August 2008 who will be transferring to secondary school in September 2019?
  • For you the secondary transfer process begins in September 2018 and below are details of our opening evening and open mornings :
Visiting dates

Open mornings:


Thursday 27th September

Thursday 4th October

Thursday 11th October

Thursday 18th October

Sessions start at 9.00am and 9.30am and include a presentation from the Executive Principal/Principal and tour of the Academy.

Open evenings:


Tuesday 25th September 2018

From 5.30 – 7.00pm, with Executive Principal’s presentatio

IMPORTANT  : Test dates

Banding Tests
All students applying for a place at City of London Academy Islington for September 2019 are required to attend a banding test.  Applicants who fail to attend the banding test will not be considered until after every applicant who did sit the test, regardless of score, has been offered a place.  Please contact the school if there are exceptional reasons why your child is unable to sit the test.
Registration forms are available to download from our website or via email request to our admissions manager:   Alternatively, you can collect a form at our open evening or one of our open mornings.
Test dates :
Saturday 6th October
Saturday 13th October

Admissions Policy

The Academy operates an Equal Opportunities Policy.

Please click here for full details on the Academy Policy and Procedures.

Registering Your Interest

Please contact the academy on 020 7226 8611 and ask for admissions to register your interest.