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City of London Academy

240 Lynton Road

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The City Academies Initiative (now the Academies Initiative) was announced in July2001 as a key Government scheme both for the creation of new schools and forgenerating innovation and improvement in educational provision.Academies are publicly funded independent schools. They replace schools inchallenging circumstances or are set up as part of a wider school reorganisation, orfulfil an unmet demand for school places. Academies are schools with state-of-the-art facilities for students aged 11 to 18 of all abilities. The City of London Academy (Southwark) is sponsored by the City of London Corporation in conjunction with the DfE.The Academies are intended to have a broad curriculum with a core specialisationand an emphasis on the needs of the individual pupil. They are expected to providesignificant out of school learning activities, to introduce innovative ways ofdeveloping and delivering the curriculum and to encourage participation of partnersin curriculum delivery, mentoring and work experience. ICT must be used, asappropriate, to support all learning.Academies are, of course, subject to Ofstedinspection as are all other state-funded schools. Each Academy is set targetsagainst agreed performance indicators.The Academies are intended to be ‘at the heart of their community' sharingfacilities with other schools and other organisations in the local area.Sponsors are given considerable freedom over management processes andstructures as well as the length of the school day, terms and year. The Academy isallowed to select up to 10% of the intake on the basis of aptitude for the school'sspecialism.
The City Academies Initiative (now the Academies Initiative) was announced in July2001 as a key Government scheme both for the creation of new schools and forgenerating innovation and improvement in educational provision.Academies are publicly funded independent schools. They replace schools inchallenging circumstances or are set up as part of a wider school reorganisation, orfulfil an unmet...
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240 Lynton Road

City of London Academy