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Formerly "Edgware School", it opened as the London Academy in September 2004. The London Academy was one of 5 DfES Academies opened in 2004. Academies are all-ability schools established with sponsorship from business, faith or voluntary groups. The first 3 opened in 2002, and 9 more in 2003. Sponsorship of £1.5 million was provided by the chairman of a venture capital company, Peter Shalson. Money was also raised by resale of part of the old site.
The process of finalising a new school building with full occupancy was completed on schedule in September 2006.
The school experienced rapidly rising grades in the years after conversion to an academy: In 2005 the school achieved the best results ever with 49% A*-C grades at GCSE. In 2006 this rose to 56% and 78% in 2008.
In 2016 construction has started for a new primary school on-site. This means London Academy is now an 4-18 all-through school.
- Oftsed report, 2007.
- Peter Shalson's Blog
- Clark, Laura (27 May 2006). "Diary reveals violence at school where pupil was stabbed". Daily Mail.