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September 8th, 2013

Applications and admissions

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:

Parents applying for a place for their child under the School’s second admission criterion which offers priority to “Students who have exceptional special educational needs or have social or medical reasons for them to attend this particular school”, should provide supporting evidence, which could be a letter or a report, from an appropriate professional, for example, a GP, a Social Worker, a counsellor or any other professional working with the student or their family.


Open Events

  • Open Evening: 20 September 6-8pm
  • Open Mornings: 27 & 28 September 9:30-10:30am

Banding Test
Banding Tests will take place on the following dates: Saturday 13 and Saturday 20 October, Saturday 1 & Saturday 8 December. Each day will have two sessions at 9am and 11am.

All parents applying for a place for their son in Year 7 at Central Foundation Boys’ School are requested to register their son for a banding test on one of the dates listed above stating the session they would prefer to attend (9.00am or 11.00am).

To register your son for a banding test, please send an email to with the following information:
-          Child’s full name
-          Child’s date of birth
-          Parent/Carer name
-          Parent/Carer home address
-          Parent/Carer contact number
-          Parent/Carer email address
-          Date and time of the banding test session for which you would like to register your son


Uniform can only be purchased online from our supplier: Skoolkit and a pricelist can be found by clicking here.

Due to high demand over the summer holidays, orders must be placed before 10th August to arrive for September. Enter the following discount codes during the appropriate dates for free delivery:

- 27th – 29th July – JULYDEL18
- 8th – 10th August – AUGDEL18

Please click on the following for information about:

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

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 from September 2018 an additional 30 places are being offered, so the distance from the School by which applicants were accepted is likely to expand further.

September Entry
Band 13.969
Band 22.732
Band 31.993
Band 43.561

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