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London Independent Secondary School of the Year

Friday, 22 November 2019

We are very pleased to announce that City of London School has been named today as London Independent Secondary School of the Year 2020 by The Sunday Times.

Alastair McCall, Editor of The Sunday Times Schools Guide, ‘Parent Power’, explains why.

“A ranking in the top 20 nationally represents an academic high point for City of London School in recent years. But the school is about so much more than academic success. In an era when independent schools often find themselves under fire for being bastions of privilege and entitlement, City of London is a beacon for social mobility, its students recruited from across the capital and reflective of its social and racial diversity.

“Boys are taught to be Kind and a five-year strategy document enshrines this word alongside Ready and Aware as the three pillars on which the school aims to found its future success. Our award recognises this approach alongside a long-standing record for academic achievement, which reached new heights with the publication of this summer’s examination results.”

Congratulating the staff and pupils on this achievement, Head, Alan Bird, commented: “I am obviously delighted by this award, and delighted further by the fact that the citation points so clearly to the values and ethos that make City such a special place.”

Read the full review in The Sunday Times Schools Guide, ‘Parent Power’. Further details about the School’s record-breaking examination results and recently published Strategic Vision 2019-24 can be found here.

 

City of London is a beacon for social mobility, its students recruited from across the capital and reflective of its social and racial diversity.

Alastair McCall, Editor of The Sunday Times Schools Guide, ‘Parent Power’

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