City and Islington College

Islington, United Kingdom

Location: Islington, United Kingdom
Phase: Further Education

About City and Islington College

City and Islington College is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational, further education college, situated in the London borough of Islington. Students learn in one of five centres, each focused on courses and qualifications within a particular specialism. The college, which was opened in 1993, offers courses at entry level, levels 1, 2 and 3 and apprenticeships to more than 12,500 students, and works with over 200 employers. It provides 16 to 19 study programmes across all subject areas for around 4,200 students, and the largest areas are arts, media, publishing, science, health, public services and care.  


Mr Andy Forbes

Values and vision

City and Islington College’s mission is to provide exceptional education and training for every student, and its vision is to be London’s leading college. Its key values are excellence, ambition, collaboration and opportunity. 

The college aims for students and staff to be dedicated to great learning. It is always looking for ways to grow and develop what it does for the benefit of its students, and all its students are supported to develop and achieve their ambitions. Staff have high aspirations for every student and for themselves and are encouraged to be bold and creative in their work.


“Staff have created and sustained a safe, harmonious and inclusive environment in which students and apprentices learn well. Senior leaders make very good use of their partnerships with employers, other agencies and organisations to develop the curriculum, The majority of learning in all provision types is interesting, maintains students’ and apprentices’ motivation and helps them succeed. Senior leaders and teachers set high standards for themselves and for their students and apprentices.”

View City and Islington College’s latest Ofsted report

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Address: Centre for Life Long Learning, 28-42 Blackstock Road, Finsbury Park, London, N4 2DG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7700 9333
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