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Founder’s Day

December 12th, 2018

Former pupil Tahmid Choudhury returned as guest speaker

As is tradition, Founder’s Day took place on the last Friday in November in order to celebrate the School’s founder, William Rogers, and to commend our students’ successes in the last academic year.

Prizes were awarded to the individuals in Year 13 and 11 who made the highest achievement and the most progress. The pupils who have the highest achievement and most progress across each Year group also received scholarship awards, as did the highest achiever in vocational subjects and STEM subjects. Special prizes were also given to those pupils who excelled in extra-curricular activities such as debating, music, sport, acting and art.

Music pieces were played through the ceremony, with the Concert Band closing the event


The day began with an address from Headteacher, Mr Brownhill, followed by a speech by the Chair of Governors, Mr Gurney, and remarks from School Captain, Sally in Year 13. In between the speeches, the String Quartet played March of the Priest from Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Music also closed the ceremony with the Concert Band performing Coldplay’s Viva La Vida.

In line with the School’s tradition, we have invited one of our alumni to be a guest speaker at the ceremony. This year’s guest speaker was Tahmid Choudhury. Tahmid left the School six years ago, when he was awarded a prize at Founder’s Day for services to the community.  When a student at Central Foundation, Tahmid was involved in a range of activities including the School Council, debating and drama. He now works with a specialist public affairs agency that helps governments and NGOs tackle complex international problems such as drug trafficking and terrorism.

Over 80 students were awarded prizes and scholarships for a range of subjects and extra curricular activities

After awarding prizes, Mr Choudhury delivered his speech in which he recounted his journey from leaving Central Foundation to where he is today. His speech sought to inspire the students who have just left for university and work, as well as those in younger years, to not limit their aspirations, to take advantage of the support the School offers in a diverse range of interests and to be the best that they can be.


The new Year 7 team, before winning the 6-a-side final

They have only been playing together for a month, but already the new Year 7 football team have struck success, winning the Islington & Camden 6-a-side tournament.

Played as a one-day tournament in September, 12 schools were split into three leagues. The top four teams then qualified to the semi-finals. Across eight games, the Year 7 team won every match and scored 13 goals while only conceding two. The final was won with a close 1-0 victory of St Mary Magdalene.

As well as winning the tournament outright, Ollie also won the Player of the Tournament Award.

Sports round-up

November 14th, 2018

Sport and physical activity is an important part of daily life at Central Foundation. To ensure everyone can participate at some level, the PE department offers a wide variety of sports both in lessons and extra-curricular clubs. Below is an update recent sporting achievements:


The Year 7 team are currently second in the Hackney and Tower Hamlets League, losing for the first time this past Saturday. They have recently progressed with a 5-0 win the Islington & Camden Cup, meaning they are still in contention for four trophies this season. The Year 8 team were knocked out of the Inner London Cup by Woolwich Polytechnic after the game went to penalties. Like the Year 7s, they are unbeaten in all but one league game. The Year 11 team have progressed to the quarter-finals of the Islington & Camden Cup with a 1-0 victory over St Aloysius.

Cross Country

Despite tough weather conditions at the St Aloysius Playing Fields, a number of boys placed in the top ten for middle-distance runs in the Key Stage 3 team. This, combined with a top 3 finish for the Key Stage 4 team means that both teams are 3rd in the league standings for their groups. Central Foundation are the only school to field a B team for both groups, both of whom are currently 7th in the league.

Table Tennis

The Key Stage 3 team won the Islington and Camden Table Tennis Championship after a 4-2 victory against City of London Academy Highbury Grove. Due to their success, they are representing the borough at the London Youth Games. Unfortunately the Key Stage 4 team just missed out on a medal, placing fourth at the championship.


The Key Stage 3 team learnt a lot at their first badminton tournament, playing in both singles and doubles and securing a third place.


Good luck to all the boys in their upcoming competitions.


e-Safety Evening for Parents

October 30th, 2018

Dear Parents/Carers,

On Wednesday the 7th of November at 6pm we will be hosting a talk from Connected Minds on the subject of e-safety. This talk is aimed to provide parents/carers with some guidance relating to keeping children safe online.

Connected Minds Flyer providing details of the evening can be found here

Year 10 AP1 – Timetable

October 30th, 2018

Dear Year 10 Students and Parents/Carers,

Please find the link to the Year 10 Assessment 1 Timetable (AP1) here

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