Year 7 Admissions

Applying for Year 7 Entry

The City of London Academy Islington is a new 11 – 19 mixed, comprehensive Academy sponsored by the City of London Corporation and City, University of London.

Our sixth form; COLAI-6 offers students from all backgrounds exciting opportunities for further study at A-Level. Applications for places at COLAI-6 are invited for September 2020. 

City Academies are publicly funded independent schools. We are a centre of excellence and we provide high quality education for children from Islington and the surrounding areas. The educational vision for the Academy is based on a culture of high expectations and achievement, within a caring community.

We expect high standards of behaviour and achievement from Academy students, to ensure that all students have every opportunity to succeed, and indeed from parents through their support for their children. A high quality, wide-ranging curriculum is offered both within the school day and after school.

School Admissions Appeal Process

Selection of places for the City of London Academy Islington is carried out by the London Borough of Islington. The Academy will be informed by the London Borough of Islington why a child has not been offered a place. All parents are allowed to appeal.

Success in an appeal is not guaranteed; places are offered at the Academy under strict criteria (see Admissions Policy and Procedures).

For further information, please click on the link: Appeals Process for Intake September 2021If you wish to make an appeal, please download and complete the Appeal Form. Alternatively, a copy can be obtained direct from the Academy. Guidance notes are included with the form.

The Academy will consider all appeals.

The closing date for appeals for places in Year 7, September 2020 is Friday 3rd April 2020.  Appeals will not be accepted after this date.


Social/Medical Criteria Application Form

Secondary Transfer Notice for Sept 2020

Admissions Policy 2022-23

Appeal Form September 2021 Intake