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We provide an interesting and well-taught curriculum that is broad and balanced. We seek to challenge and motivate out students so that they achieve to their maximum potential.

KS3 Curriculum Year 7-9
In Key Stage 3 all students are entitled to study the subjects on offer. Many subjects will organise the students into groups based on their ability to improve achievement. We operate a timetable spread over two weeks with 30 50 minute periods in each week.

KS 4 Curriculum Year 10-11
We have specialised pathways to ensure success for our students.

KS 5 Curriculum Year 12-13

We offer a wide range of A level and vocational courses.


In compliance with the Equality Act (2010) and SEND Regulations (2014), Central Foundation Boys’ School strives to ensure that all students can participate in our Curriculum. Ambition and accessibility are at the centre of our skilful writing and planning of workbooks to which all students have access in the classroom. Our Curriculum is written to provide ample opportunity for retrieval of core knowledge, enabling subject content to be committed to long-term memory; it is designed as a progression model through which all students can academically develop and succeed. We have a half-termly workbook review cycle which is informed by monitoring of student work including checking accessibility. These checks are used to implement any amendments needed to ensure these workbooks are well scaffolded but also provide appropriate challenge. Classroom teachers and support staff are well-trained in providing appropriate scaffolds and individual access arrangements in order for all students to access, retain and apply our curricular content. We consistently update our professional development and training plan to ensure it is specific to our students’ needs. This plan for training is consistently reviewed and updated in response to student along with the professional and knowledgeable input of relevant local bodies. This is delivered through Thursday briefings, whole-school notices, external CPD and INSETS.  In line with the priorities laid out by Islington Council’s Accessibility Strategy (2020-22) we continue to review our curriculum in order to apply their promoted person-centred approach in supporting access to the Curriculum for children and young people with SEND.

To read Central Foundation’s Curriculum Intent – click here.

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