The City Academy

Secondary Post 16

School Guide Rating

Logo rating
Bust
Pupils
892
Cake
Ages
11 - 19
Gender
Gender
Mixed
Building
Type
Academy Sponsor Led
Religion
Religion
Does not apply
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NATIONAL AVG. 2.01
Ofsted Report
(24/1/12)
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81%
NATIONAL AVG. 53%
5 A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent) inc. English and maths

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Absence
366.0
GOOD
Average Point Score
Per Pupil (GCSE) (Age 16)

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Value added
+81.3
NATIONAL AVG. 158.0
School Guide
Value Added Score

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14.7:1
NATIONAL AVG. 18.9:1
Pupil/Teacher Ratio

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Absence
2.0%
NATIONAL AVG. 3%
Persistent Absence

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School language
40%
NATIONAL AVG. 15%
Pupils first language
not English

Data not available

Meals
34%
NATIONAL AVG. 18%
Pupils registered for free school meals

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Homerton Row
Hackney
London
E9 6EA
020 85255440
The academy opened in September 2009 in purpose built, award winning accommodation. The first intake of students was into Year 7. Although it remains smaller than the average sized secondary school, the academy has grown in the three years since it opened and now has students in Years 7 to 9. The academy is designated as an 11-19 school which will eventually house a sixth form and is expected to grow to approximately 1,100 students. About half of students are known to be eligible for free school meals is well above average, as is the proportion of students who are boys. The proportion of disabled pupils and pupils with special educational needs is above average. A high proportion of students are of minority ethnic heritage. The academy fully represents the rich cultural and linguistic diversity of the local community. About 90% of students live within 0.5 miles of the academy. The academy has specialisms in business and financial services. It has Investors in People gold status.

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How have we plotted this heat map?

School Guide heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps published by a Local Authority. We are in the process of collecting this data and creating catchment maps for School Guide.

Catchment maps show actual cut-off distances, pre-defined catchment areas and geographical admissions criteria. Until we can provide actual catchment data, we believe our heat maps provide a useful indicator of general admission areas for each school.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school

  1. Look at our heat maps. They give a useful indicator of areas likely to admit pupils based on historical data. We explain how this could be helpful below.
  2. Use the link to the relevant Local Authority to find detailed catchment information. Find this link under the school contact details on every school page.
  3. On each school page, use the Website link to visit individual school websites and find information on their admissions criteria.

Methodology of a School Guide heat map

This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official school pupil data taken from the School Census collected by the Department for Education. The data tells us where pupils lived at the time of the last School Census (released annually in July). We calculate a likelihood of being admitted to a school from a given area based on this historical data. Areas with a high concentration of pupils successfully admitted to the school are mapped as red (‘Very Likely’), quite concentrated (‘Quite Likely) and less concentrated (‘Less Likely’). This gives a good indication of the area a pupil would need to have lived in to be accepted to the school at the time of the last available data.

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. They may mirror circular catchment shapes but do not show actual cut-off distances. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with sibling(s) already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

Living at a postcode that returns a ‘Very Likely’ rating based on historical pupil data does not guarantee admission to a current or future intake and vice versa for a ‘Not Likely’ rating. A pupil’s location always needs to be considered alongside individual school admissions criteria (e.g. faith schools require pupils to satisfy religious criteria).

School Guide recommends you use the Local Authority link provided on the individual school page (click on The Data tab, above), if you require exact catchment information or contact the school directly for individual admissions criteria.

See Admissions and Heat Maps for more information about the source of the data we use to plot our heat maps.

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