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October 1st, 2020

VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE SCHOOL

Please see a link to a video introduction to Central Foundation Boys’ School

 

VISITING THE SCHOOL – OPEN EVENTS

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.

 

BANDING TEST FOR SECONDARY TRANSFER 2022-23

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 sessions for admission in 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.

 

Applications

Applications for Central Foundation should be made through the standard unified secondary school application form or you can apply online here. If you do not live in Islington, you can still apply to Central Foundation using your home local authority’s form (ie the council to whom you pay your council tax).

To read our prospectus please click here.

Admissions Policies:

If you have any queries relating to the secondary transfer process, please contact us on info@cfbs.islington.sch.uk or on 0207 253 3741.

 

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Please contact us if you have any questions on 020 7253 3741 or email info@cfbs.islington.sch.uk.

 

Distance boundaries

The table below shows a break-down of furthest distance (in miles) from the School by which secondary transfer applicants were accepted under the distance criterion in recent years. Please note that this distance changes each year and the statistics should be used only as a guide. The statistics are based on data published on National Offer Day in March and the distance from the School by which applicants were accepted expands as the places are allocated from the waiting list. Please note that in September 2018, the School offered an additional 30 places in Year 7 so the distance from the School by which applicants were accepted expanded. The School also offered an additional 30 places in Year 7 in September 2019, 2020 and 2021.

September Entry
2018201920202021
Band 11.171
0.9451.2051.298
Band 21.313
1.1511.5241.534
Band 31.472
1.8122.2442.277
Band 41.755
3.4861.6711.664

Please note: There is no supplementary application form for Central Foundation Boys’ School.