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October 1st, 2020


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



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 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 or on 0207 253 3741.



You have the right to appeal the refusal of a place at any of the schools which you listed on your application form. You can appeal at any time during the school year. However, for September 2022 secondary transfer you need to lodge your appeal by 2nd April 2022 so that if your appeal is successful, your child can take up their place at the start of the academic year. An independent panel will hear your appeal. The panel will be made up of people who have experience in education and people without personal experience of school management or education provision. The panel’s decision is final.

How to appeal

Please complete the Appeal Form, link here Appeal-Form , and submit it to the school with any relevant documents in support of your appeal (e.g. a letter from a professional such as GP).

What happens next

Your appeal will be considered by an independent panel, who must consider whether:

  • the admission arrangements for the school comply with the legal requirements of the School Admissions Code and Part 3 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 and
  • the admission arrangements were correctly and impartially applied
  • the decision to refuse admission was unreasonable given the circumstances of the case

The panel must then decide whether the admission of additional children would prejudice the provision of efficient education or the efficient use of resources. The decision made by the appeals panel will not be influenced by the acceptance of a place at an alternative school.

Secondary School Admissions timetable

Timetable for appeals for secondary transfer admission (11+) in September 2022:

  • 1 March 2022: you’ll get an offer by email in the evening (from your local council)
  • 2 April 2022: deadline for appeal forms to be submitted to the school
  • Appeal hearings to be held in the Summer Term (May/June 2022)

Please click on the following for information about:

Please contact us if you have any questions on 020 7253 3741 or email



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
Band 11.171
Band 21.313
Band 31.472
Band 41.755

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