City Academy, Hackney

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City Academy, Hackney
The City Academy, Hackney.jpg
Homerton Row

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E9 6EA

Coordinates51°32′55″N 0°02′57″W / 51.5487°N 0.0493°W / 51.5487; -0.0493Coordinates: 51°32′55″N 0°02′57″W / 51.5487°N 0.0493°W / 51.5487; -0.0493
Motto"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard"
Department for Education URN135835 Tables
PrincipalMark Malcolm
Age11 to 19

The City Academy, Hackney is a coeducational secondary school and sixth form with academy status, located in the Homerton area of the London Borough of Hackney, England.[1]

The school was first opened in 2009 in a new building. The school is sponsored by the City of London Corporation and KPMG. The City of London Corporation also sponsors City of London Academy Islington and City of London Academy, Southwark.

City Academy, Hackney has a specialism in business and financial services, but includes the full range of subjects that are found in any state school. Mark Malcolm took the role of principal in 2016 after old principal (Mark Emmerson) took a promotion. The school is now in the top 5 chart of the country and is aiming to be in top 3. The school opened a sixth form building in October 2016; they named it after the old principal (Mark Emmerson) " The Mark Emmerson Sixth Form Block ".

As of August 2019, plans to demolish the academy and build upon the land were announced to occur by the year 2023.[citation needed] This is due to the land being sold.[citation needed]


The school was assessed as "Outstanding" in a 2012 Ofsted inspection.[2]


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