Our curriculum

The City of London believes that every student is entitled to high quality academic, creative, sporting, linguistic and personal development opportunities.

Like all City Academies, the new school will draw on the City of London’s unique and exceptional range and quality of resources. 

Education both influences and reflects the values of our society, and the kind of society we want to be. It is therefore important to recognise a set of common aims, values and purposes that underpin the school curriculum and the work of schools.

Learning at COLAHH is an exciting process of explanation, discovery and achievement. We encourage and guide our students to take responsibility for their work, to become independent learners who ask questions, solve problems and communicate their ideas with confidence and clarity.

Our lessons are interactive and practical with an emphasis on team work, participation and enjoyment at every opportunity. We offer a wide and varied curriculum at each Key Stage, backed up by superb facilities throughout the college including our purpose built design and technology centre.

If you would like to find out more about our curriculum please send your request to enquiries@highgatehill.cola.org.uk

Outstanding progress at Key Stage 3

Our students’ learning and progress are at the heart of everything we do.

All students will follow a two-year programme and begin GCSEs in all subjects in year 9. All students will follow the national curriculum unless the academy (in consultation with students and parents) feels they would benefit from not doing so.

In line with our sister academy, we aim to raise standards and aspirations through leading by example. In our other Hackney school, The City Academy, Hackney 90% of students reach national standards and above in English and maths at Key Stage 3, the progress we are expecting of our students will be well above national average.

Top attainment at Key Stage 4

GCSE options

All students will study GCSEs in English, maths and science, and there will be a wide selection of options across the remaining subjects. The vast majority of students will follow the English Baccalaureate in Key Stage 4. Our GCSE options subjects will include many of those taught throughout Key Stage 3 such as art, music and technology as well as additional choices including computing, economics and vocational subjects.

In time, the academy will grow to include a vibrant academic Sixth Form. The aim of our Sixth Form will be to develop young learners into independent, studious and professional young adults, by insisting on the same core values that characterise the work of the academy as a whole.

City of London Academy Highgate Hill

Holland Walk | Duncombe Road | Archway | London | N19 3EU

Telephone: 020 7281 3536

Part of:

City of London
Academies Trust