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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:

Applications for 2018-19 – 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.

If you have any queries relating to the secondary transfer process, please contact us on or on 0207 253 3741.

Arrangements for the start of the new academic year

  • Monday 2nd September 2019 (INSET Day – staff only)
  • Tuesday 3rd September 2019 (Year 7 Induction Day; 8:55am-3:15pm)
  • Wednesday 4th September 2019 (Year 7 Induction Day)

Open Events

The School will be open for the following dates to students and their parents looking to apply for a place for their son at the School for September 2020. There is no need to book a place.

  • Thursday 19th September 2019 (Open Evening; 6.00pm -8.00pm)
  • Thursday 26th September 2019 (Open Morning; 9.30am-10.30am)
  • Friday 27th September 2019 (Open Morning; 9.30am-10.30am)

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.

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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 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 will offer an additional 30 places in Year 7 in September 2019 as well.

September Entry
Band 11.392
Band 21.253
Band 31.073
Band 41.485

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