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      City of London Academy specialises in Business and Enterprise, also known as Information Technology. Prospective students can complete an online Information Technology Aptitude Test that evaluates their aptitude for Information Technology.

      CoLA Southwark allocates up to 24 places (10 per cent of the cohort) each year through this test.

      Information technology aptitude test

      An application form can be downloaded from this page, is included in the school prospectus and can also be collected from the academy reception and must be returned to the academy by Tuesday 1st October 2019.

      The Information and Technology Aptitude test will take place at the City of London Academy (Southwark) on Saturday 12th October 2019. Once you have completed the Information and Technology Aptitude test application form, you will be invited by appointment to attend on Saturday 12th October 2019.

      Please note: All applicants are required to complete their Local Authority Application by Thursday 31st October 2019 by 11.59 pm, please click here for further information on how to apply from Southwark Council.

      We suggest students use the following websites to prepare for their test:


      Banding Test

      Part of the admissions oversubscription criteria for the academy is that prospective pupils sit a Banding Test.

      This year the banding test will be carried out on Thursday 28th November 2019 at City of London Academy (Southwark). Parents/carers are notified of the allocated time for their child’s Banding Test.

      Due to the administrative requirements in organising the Banding Tests, together with information gained from the London borough of Southwark, we are unable to issue results before the deadline for secondary school application. However, we do provide outcomes with the minimum delay.

      How to apply

      All applicants must complete their Local Authority Common Application form online by Thursday 31st  October 2019 by 11.59 pm, please click here for further information on how to apply from Southwark Council. 

      How to appeal

      Information on how to appeal a decision is available in the guidance document on this page.

      Appeals Panel

      Information about the Appeal Panel dates will be updated here once the panel dates have been agreed. 

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