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Welcome from the Headteacher

Central Foundation is one of London’s leading schools, with over 1000 boys between the ages of 11 to 18. In addition, our Sixth Form has an expanding number of female students who now constitute about a third of our Sixth Form.

A Central Foundation education involves providing our students with a wide range of educational experiences, including the academic, sporting, musical, dramatic, debating and public speaking. Our aim is that through this provision the students develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they all need to lead successful lives, but in addition it allows the students to develop their own unique talents and confidence and to forge their individual paths in life.

Underpinning a Central Foundation education is rigour and a drive for excellence.  We are rightly proud of our students’ examination results.  In the last few years these results have consistently shown the school to be one of the leading educators of boys in the country.  These exam outcomes have enabled our students to access a very ambitious selection of universities.  The school’s approach that supports the students to achieve academically is also seen across the whole of our educational provision.  At Central Foundation there is an extraordinary range of talented and dedicated staff who give enormously of their time. They encourage academic enquiry and adventure, and exhibit and celebrate a love of learning.

Central Foundation is a fully comprehensive school, welcoming students of all academic abilities and, of course, from all backgrounds.  The extraordinary diversity of our community contributes significantly to the education we offer. It helps us to promote the liberal, open-minded and tolerant values that were at the core of our founder’s vision over 150 years ago and remain so to this day.

The well-being and happiness of all of our students is paramount to us.  As well as providing excellent individual pastoral care we have looked to create a school community which promotes the development of happy, well-adjusted and fulfilled young men.  This is achieved both through the myriad of activities available to the boys and also in how all of the adults and boys work together in a spirit of care and respect.

The school’s location is unique in its position at the heart of Tech City and on the edge of the City of London. This location gives us unrivalled opportunities to engage with a huge variety of organisations and individuals who support our students in developing their understanding of our rapidly changing world.

Throughout our website and prospectus you will find a taste of all that the school has to offer and the values it upholds. There is no substitute, however, for a visit and I hope that you will wish to come to see us at one of our open events.  I look forward to meeting you.

Jamie Brownhill

Headteacher