City of London Academy (Southwark) is sponsored by the City of London Corporation, whose role is to look after the business district around St Paul’s.
We were the first academy sponsored by the City of London when we opened in 2003.
It has an elected body that has existed for more than 800 years; the councillors – known as Common Councilmen – do not stand under any political party.
The City of London has one maintained primary school, three sponsored secondary City Academies in Southwark, Islington and Hackney, and also supports three independent schools in the City.
Trade and craft associations in the City of London companies are known as the Livery; they are unique in number and diversity.
The Livery Companies
Today there are 108 Livery companies in the City of London. Our academy has links with many of the Liveries listed below.