Islington Council has given the go-ahead for London’s second City of London Academy to be built in the borough.

The council granted planning permission for the £33m redevelopment of a local school into the second City of London Academy in London, after the Southwark prototype which opened in 2003.

The schools are publicly funded and independent and sponsored by the City of London.

Pink Floyd

The 1.27 acre site of Islington Green Comprehensive will now be redeveloped as an Academy. The school was made famous after its children sang in the Pink Floyd song, “Another Brick In The Wall Part II.”

The redevelopment will also include new premises for the Richard Cloudesley Special School.

Turley Associates and Swanke Hayden Connell Architects advised. The school will remain open throughout the work, and will be complete by 2010.