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, HR and Administration Manager
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.
In September 2018, we introduced two new curriculum pathways for Year 7 entrants: STEM and the Mandarin Excellence Programme. For more details, please contact the school.
The school offers a broader than average range of GCSE and A level courses to ensure that students can enjoy their first-choice subjects.
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 the Lake District, the Solent and locally on the West Reservoir. Our senior crew competed the Fastnet Race 2017 and they have since sailed in international events in the US, Portugal, France and the Caribbean.
The success of the outdoor education programme was recognised at Haringey Council’s Outstanding for All Awards in December 2017 when Jon Holt, our Head of Sixth Form and lead teacher for outdoor education, won the Councillor Egan Achievement Award, which recognises exceptional work achievement in the field of education.
Thriving lunchtime and after-school clubs include debating, classics, robotics, rocketry, engineering, chess, animation, enterprise, art, music and drama, and modern foreign languages. The success and value of our extra-curricular STEM programme has led to the school being designated Haringey’s STEM Innovations Hub. In September 2019, we will open a new STEM centre that will enable us to extend our collaboration with primary schools. Our junior robotics team won the Achievement in STEM Award at the Haringey Outstanding for All Awards of 2018.
Students regularly work with arts organisations such as the Old Vic Theatre, the National Theatre, RADA, and the Courtauld Gallery and with individual professionals. They enjoy taking part in cultural trips, performing in concerts and our annual drama festival, and leading charity drives.
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.