London Academy of Excellence

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London Academy of Excellence
Logo of the London Academy of Excellence.png
Established 2012
Type Free School
Religion Non-denominational
Headteacher Mr Robert Wilne
Location Broadway House
322 Stratford High Street

E15 1AJ
Local authority Newham
Staff 21
Students 200 per year
Gender Coeducational
Ages 16–18
  • Eton
  • Roedean
  • Forest
  • Caterham
  • Highgate
  • Brighton

The London Academy of Excellence (LAE), founded in 2012, is the first selective free school sixth form college in the London borough of Newham,[1][2] opened by the government under a new scheme which began in 2010.

The school is selective as it interviews and examines candidates before offering places.[3]

LAE was founded in collaboration with eight independent fee-paying schools in south-east England: Brighton College, Caterham School, Eton College, City of London School, Forest School Snaresbrook, Highgate School, King's College School Wimbledon and Roedean School.

In its first year, the academy enrolled 200 students. Open days are held from November to January for prospective Year 11 students.

At the start of its second year the Academy announced that six of its students had been offered places at Oxford or Cambridge universities.[citation needed] This exceeded the previous record for the whole of the borough of Newham.[dubious ]


  1. ^ Adonis, Andrew (2012-08-07). "How London state schools became the nation’s best". London Evening Standard (London). Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  2. ^ Barker, Irena (2012-11-16). "A touch of Eton in the East End". TES (London). Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  3. ^ Griffiths, Sian (2012-11-09). "Eton of the East End". The Sunday Times (London). 

Coordinates: 51°31′31.86″N 0°02′6.78″E / 51.5255167°N 0.0352167°E / 51.5255167; 0.0352167