Greig City Academy (GCA)
Prospectuses for Greig City Academy are available from their website (see link above)
Staff / Management
Principal Paul Sutton OBE, BSc, MA
Vice-Principals Kevin Corrigan, David Hearn, Jade Downey
Administration Viv Oxley, PA to Principal
Age range 11-19
Description Secondary school
Religious character Church of England
Nearest buses 144, 41, W3, W5, W7
Nearest tube station Turnpike Lane
Nearest rail station Hornsey
About Greig City Academy
Greig City Academy’s students enjoy school life to the full, work hard, build friendships and focus on their studies. Students are encouraged to be creative problem-solvers, rigorous thinkers, and to work responsibly and with consideration for others. The result is that students of all abilities and interests make excellent progress academically, personally and socially.
We maintain high standards of discipline and behaviour and our students consistently tell us they feel valued, respected and safe.
Class sizes are smaller than average. The school offers a broader than average range of GCSE and A level courses to ensure that students can enjoy their first-choice subjects – at KS4 and 5, students have a free choice of options.
Our overall Progress 8 score for 2016 GCSE is +0.32, where the average is 0. For high achievers it is +0.55 and for girls it is +0.63 – these scores place the school in the top 2% of schools nationally for the two groups.
Over 90% of students in our oversubscribed Sixth Form gain places at their first choice university. Thanks to well-established links with Russell Group and other universities as well as with specialist arts and sports colleges, students regularly attend lectures and seminars and gain valuable advice on their higher education choices and decisions. Students benefit from work placements, mentoring and shadowing experiences with professionals in many different sectors.
We believe that school life is about much more than the curriculum and our committed staff run a very wide range of enrichment activities that motivate students and help them tackle the challenges of life. Each year, well over 75% of students go on a residential outdoor education trip, taking part in mountain biking, abseiling, gorge scrambling, canoeing, kayaking and coasteering. Sailing in our own fleet of boats is now an established part of the programme – all year groups have opportunities to sail in Docklands and the Solent. The success and value of the outdoor education programme was recognised at Haringey Council’s Outstanding for All Awards in December 2016 where we won the ‘Achievement in Sport and the Arts’ award. We are one of the best performing schools nationally in basketball.
Thriving lunchtime and after-school clubs include debating, classics, robotics, rocketry, engineering, enterprise, art, music and drama, and modern foreign languages. The success and value of our extra-curricular STEM programme was recognised at Haringey Council’s Outstanding for All Awards in December 2016 where our robotics team won the ‘Achievement in STEM’ award. Students work with professionals eg the Old Vic Theatre, the National Theatre, RADA, local designers and medical staff. They enjoy taking part in cultural trips, performing in concerts and our annual drama festival, leading charity drives, and exhibiting their work in London galleries.
We very much value our regular contact with parents and carers. The best way to get a sense of the school is to come and talk to us so you can see for yourself how we can help bring out the best in your child.
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