At COLAI we aim to provide an exceptional level of care and education for every individual student. The Academy, which opened in September 2008, is a mixed, non-selective Academy, with no religious affiliation, committed to providing an excellence in education and opportunities for all.
We are a transformed Academy with dramatically improved outcomes for our students. Our GCSE results doubled from 2012 to 2013 and our academic progress has continued at pace, with our 2016 results being the best the Academy has ever achieved in its history for both GCSE and Advanced Level examinations.
At GCSE, student progress is outstanding. In 2016, 93% of students achieved A*-C in English and 68% of students achieved 5 A*-C passes including English and Mathematics. Exceptional performance was also achieved in Modern Foreign Languages with 100% A*-C passes in German, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Italian and 96% A*-C passes in French.
Our Advanced Level pass rate is at 100%. In 2016 our A* to A grades more than doubled and 100% of our Year 13 students secured a place at university. Many of our students have been successful in achieving the top Advanced Level grades and have consistently secured places at prestigious Russell Group universities.
Leadership and management are recognised as outstanding (Ofsted 2014) and we are determined to continue to improve to an outstanding judgement at the next Ofsted inspection. Clear, crucial improvements are ongoing to secure our students’ high levels of success at the Academy. At COLAI, we are totally committed to providing the absolute best for the young people of Islington. We firmly believe all students can succeed and we work to inspire a determination within the Academy for all to achieve the highest of expectations.
We aim to fully maximise student success by ensuring that all students are provided with rich, high quality educational opportunities, within our culture of high aspiration where achievement is recognised and celebrated. It is our determination to ensure that all students at the Academy progress, achieve and are provided with the support and challenge to excel.
As Principal of COLAI I very much hope you take the opportunity to make an application and I look forward to welcoming you to the Academy.
Miss Verga BA (Hons) PGCE MA NPQH PQSI