London Academy

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London Academy
Motto Leaders for Tomorrow
Type Academy
Religion None (Secular)
Principal Paddy McGrath
Location Spur Road
Greater London
Coordinates: 51°37′19″N 0°17′20″W / 51.622°N 0.289°W / 51.622; -0.289
DfE number 302/6905
DfE URN 134798 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1,419
Gender Mixed
Ages 4–18
Website School website

London Academy (formerly Edgware School) is a mixed all-through school and sixth form for pupils ages 4 to 18. It is located in Edgware in the London Borough of Barnet, England.


Formerly "Edgware School", it opened as the London Academy in September 2004.[1] 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.[2] Money was also raised by resale of part of the old site.

In May 2006, pupil Kiyan Prince was stabbed and killed.[3]

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.[1]

In 2016 construction has started for a new primary school on-site. This means London Academy is now an 4-18 all-through school.


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