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September 9th, 2021

We will be hosting several open events for prospective students and parents in September and October. As a result of ongoing Covid-19 situation, we can accommodate only a limited number of visitors at each event. Consequently, students and parents who wish to visit the school are kindly asked to book a place through our online tour booking system: HERE. We ask this to ensure the comfort and safety of our visitors as well as members of our school community.

We will offer up to three tickets per family and the tickets will be for a specific time slot. Tours will be conducted in small groups and we ask that all visitors wear a face covering for the duration of the visit, unless exempt.

We will be holding the following open events:

Open Evening Thursday 23rd September:

  • Tour 1 will start at 5.45pm
  • Tour 2 will start at 7pm

To book a place at an Open Evening please visit: HERE

Visitors need to bring their tickets (paper or electronic copy) with them. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate visitors who do not have a booking.


Open Mornings – all will start at 9.30am and finish by 10.30am:

  • Wednesday 29th September
  • Thursday 30th September
  • Wednesday 6th October
  • Thursday 7th October

To book a place at an Open Morning please visit HERE

Visitors need to bring their tickets (paper or electronic copy) with them. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate visitors who do not have a booking.

We will also offer Saturday school tours for those parents and students who are unable to attend during the week. These will be conducted in small groups and guided by members of staff. There will be no activities involving students on Saturday tours.

The Saturday tours will take place on Saturday 9th October at the following times:

  • 9.00am
  • 10.15am
  • 11.30am

To book a place on a Saturday tour please visit: HERE

Visitors need to bring their tickets (paper or electronic copy) with them. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate visitors who do not have a booking.

Places for all of the above events need to be booked. We kindly ask that parents who have booked a place but are no longer able to attend let us know as soon as possible so that we can offer their place to another family.

We are delighted to be able to host our open events and we look forward to meeting prospective students and their parents soon.



All students applying for a place at Central Foundation Boys’ School are required to sit a banding test. Students are placed in one of four ability bands following a standardised assessment to ensure a balanced and mixed ability intake.

Parents of students who wish to apply for a place at the school do not need to book a place for a banding test. The school will contact parents and provide them with a date and time of the banding test session allocated to their son.

The dates of the banding test for the academic year 2022-23 are:

  • Saturday 20th November – 8.30am, 10am, 11.30am
  • Saturday 27th November – 8.30am, 10am, 11.30am
  • Saturday 4th December – 8.30am, 10am, 11.30am
  • Saturday 11th December – 8.30am, 10am, 11.30am

Students applying for a place need to attend only one of the above sessions.

Year 7 Curriuculum Evening

September 15th, 2021


We hosted a Year 7 Curriculum Evening on Monday 13th September in the school Assembly Hall.

  • Presentation from the evening can be found here:


Year 7 Curriculum Evening presentation


  • Extra-curricular activities programme can be found here


Extra-Curricular Activities Timetable 2021-22





GCSE outcomes

August 12th, 2021

Central Foundation students are celebrating an excellent set of GCSE results.

The achievements of our students have been set against unprecedented disruptions and uncertainties over the last two years. It has been impressive to witness the response of the students to the situation in terms of their determination to continue to strive for creating the best futures for themselves.

Overall, CFBS’ results have stayed consistently high at all levels. 82% of all students achieved a grade 4 or better in both English and maths whilst 71% achieved at least a grade 5 in these subjects. 45% of all grades were awarded at a grade 7 or better whilst, 56% of all students gained at least 3 grade 7s.

We are proud of all of our Year 11 students who, as a result of their hard work and commitment, have achieved excellent outcomes. We wish them all the very best as they continue their educational journey.




A Level Results

August 10th, 2021


Central Foundation students are celebrating an excellent set of A level results.

In total, 39% of all A-level grades were at A* or A and 70% at A*- B. The overall pass rate was 100%.

Three of the students who joined Central Foundation in Year 7 are now leaving to take up courses at Oxford University. Babatunde Oke will be studying Economics at Lady Margaret Hall, Enes Morina will be taking up a place at Somerville to study History and Jawwad Khan will study Biology at Lady Margaret Hall.

In addition, Yacoub Yasin has received a full scholarship to study at Stanford University in California. The top performing student, Tahsin Kazi who achieved 4 A*, will study Computer Science at King’s College.

As well as Oxford and Stanford, we have pupils who have accepted offers to study at many of the country’s top universities including Bristol, UCL, King’s College, Manchester, Loughborough, Warwick, Bath and Queen Mary.

The School also runs a wide range of vocational courses. Students from these courses have also performed exceptionally well. Many students have chosen to pursue vocationally based degrees such as Radiography, Nursing, Business Studies and Software Engineering; whilst others have moved onto high quality apprenticeships.

“The students have had to cope with unprecedented disruptions and uncertainties. They have responded to these circumstances with determination and resilience, which has resulted in an outstanding set of outcomes”, said Jamie Brownhill, Headteacher.


Year 13 students celebrating their results with Cllr Ngongo, Islington Council Executive Member for Children and Cllr Comer-Schwartz, Leader of Islington Council

Nicole, future Law student at Queen Mary



Mahed will study Maths with Computer Science at Reading University and Yacoub will study at Stanford University, California

Please see below upcoming events:


  • A level and GCSE exam results

Tuesday 10th August – A level results distribution to students – 8.30am – 1.30pm

Thursday 12th August – GCSE results distribution to students – 9.30am – 12.30pm

Thursday 12th August – enrolment to Central Foundation Boys’ School Sixth Form


  • Year 7 Induction Week

Monday 23rd – Friday 27th August


  • Start of the new academic year and return of students

Wednesday 1st September – INSET day – staff only

Thursday 2nd September – Year 7 start of academic year and induction

Thursday 2nd September – Year 12 induction 10am and Year 13 induction 12pm

Friday 3rd September – Year 7 induction

Monday 6th September – Year 11 and Year 13 return (please check below testing dates for Year 11 and 13)

Tuesday 7th September – Year 10 and Year 12 return (please check below testing dates for Year 10 and 12)

Wednesday 8th September – Year 8 return (please check below testing dates for Year 8 )

Thursday 9th September – Year 9 return (please check below testing dates for Year 9)


  • Covid-19 lateral flow testing dates

In line with the government guidance, the schools should carry out two Covid-19 lateral flow tests for all students upon their return to school.

We ask that students attend on the day allocated to their Year group so that we can manage the number of students that need to be tested as well as ensure that all students are tested twice before they return to school. More information in relation to testing will be emailed to the parents. The two tests will be carried out in school.


Testing schedule (students come into school only for the test):

Tuesday 31st August – testing day for Year 11 and Year 13 (1st test)

Wednesday 1st September – testing day for Year 10 and Year 12 (1st test)

Thursday 2nd September – testing day for Year 8 and Year 9 (1st test)

Friday 3rd September – testing day for Year 11 and Year 13 (2nd test)

Monday 6th September – testing day for Year 10 ad Year 12 (2nd test)

Tuesday 7th September – testing day for Year 8 and 9 (2nd test)



Traditionally, we end the school year with a Summer Concert. This was not possible this year, however, our Year 9 String Ensemble and Year 10 Rock & Jazz Bands have been working hard on their repertoire throughout the Summer term.

Below is a short recording of some of the pieces that the students practiced throughout this term and performed in the last week of the term.

We wish our students and their families a restful and pleasant summer break and we look forward to welcoming students back in September.

The Central Futures team invites our parent/carer community to join us for a Virtual Careers Coffee Morning to discuss any and all questions you may have around your child’s future career prospects. Our Central Futures careers programme is committed to ensuring that all of our young people have the opportunity to develop the qualifications, skills and experiences to be successful in the career pathway of their choice. A key part of this is ensuring our parent/carer community also have the knowledge and understanding of how best to support their child in preparing for that future, which is why we will be dedicating an hour to answering your questions.

We will hold three virtual sessions for the parents/carers of students who are in key transition years. Please use the links below to register your interest in attending these events:

If you have any questions ahead of these events, please do not hesitate to contact Ms Browne at


School telephone line

June 22nd, 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please note that we are experiencing problems with our phone lines due to a fault in a local area.

You can still reach the school office on 02072533741 but the line can be busy at times.

You can contact the school via email at

We are working with the telephone service provider to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

Year 7 exam dates

June 7th, 2021


Please see below a link to a letter in relation to Year 7 exam dates.


Year 7 Letter exam dates – 7.6.21





Please see below a link to a letter to Year 7 parents and carers in relation to upcoming assessment.


Letter to Year 7 parents and carers 19.5.21