Greig City Academy

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Greig City Academy
Established c. 2002
Type Academy
Religion C of E welcoming all faiths and none
Principal Paul Sutton OBE, MA, BSc (Hons)
Chair Helen Williams CB, MA Oxon
Location High Street
N8 7NU
51°35′14″N 0°06′55″W / 51.5872°N 0.1152°W / 51.5872; -0.1152Coordinates: 51°35′14″N 0°06′55″W / 51.5872°N 0.1152°W / 51.5872; -0.1152
DfE URN 133386 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students c. 900
Gender Mixed-sex
Ages 11–19
Sponsors The Greig Trust and LDBS
Website Greig City Academy

Greig City Academy is a mixed-sex secondary school in the London borough of Haringey. and has around 1,100 pupils on its roll.

The Academy has a thriving Sixth Form and many links to Russell Group and other universities as well as specialist sports and arts colleges.

The Greig Trust and the Church of England co-sponsor the Academy.[1] David Greig, a successful local businessman, founded the Greig Trust in memory of his mother in 1949. The school receives sponsorship for STEM from the Tallow Chandlers Livery Company.

Its outdoor education programme is supported by the Greig Trust. The programme enables students across the school to experience activities such as abseiling, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, rock climbing and much more. In particular the school has its own fleet of seven boats, one of which is moored in the Solent. The school was the first and only state school to compete in the 2017 Fashnet Race. @GCASailingClub.

Sixth-former Montel Fagan-Jordan was awarded Young Sailor of the Year in January 2018.


The school has a strong STEM offering with teams of pupils winning the UK Robotics Championships and competing in the World Championships in Kentucky in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The school is working with associated primary schools to improve STEM across Haringey.

Greig City Academy is the only state school in Haringey to offer a classics course and a Latin GCSE. From September 2018, the school will also be part of the Mandarin Excellence Programme.

Haringey's Outstanding for All Awards Head of Sixth Form, Jon Holt, won the Councillor Egan Outstanding Achievement Award 2017. Student Jackie Lee won the Achievement in the Arts Award 2017. The outdoor education programme won the Sports Award in 2016. A Robotics team from the school won the STEM Award in 2016.

The school is an affiliated school of the UK-wide Arkwright Scholarships and its students regularly secure the prestigious Arkwright Engineering Scholarships.

The school is one of the best in the country for basketball. The U14 and U16 girls took gold in the Basketball England National Schools Finals in 2017.

GCA was one of 10 schools selected to run the Falcon Initiative project (sponsored by the Royal Aeronautical Society and Boeing) - to design and build a fully functional flight training simulator for under £500. The school's Progress 8 scores for GCSE 2016 place it in the top 2% of schools in the country for high achievers and girls.


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Montel is named Young Sailor of the Year