Autumn Term 2017
Monday 4 September 2017 – Thursday 21 December 2017
Arrangements for the start of the new academic year:
Spring Term 2018
Wednesday 3 January 2018 – Thursday 29 March 2018
Summer Term 2018
Monday 16 April 2018 – Wednesday 18th July 2018
As well as providing a world class education in the classroom, Central Foundation is dedicated to ensuring every pupil who leaves has a pathway to employment or further education through the Central Futures team.
On 10th January, Slaughter and May held a information session for Year 12 students about their work placement opportunities. 25 students attended the session to discover what experience is available to them over the Easter and summer holidays, how they can apply and how it can give them an advantage in both applying to universities and gaining employment. Slaughter and May are a leading international law firm who have worked closely with the school for a number of years.
The information sessions saw the 25 students rotate between tables of professionals from various teams such as legal, accounts, human resources, IT, business development and commercial/facilities to hear more about the placement roles on offer and ask questions. All interested students will have the opportunity to take part in a CV workshop as well as an interview skills workshop before applying for roles with a cover letter and CV. The recruitment process and placement is designed to help students develop the skills and experience they need to access both university and employment, and make a success of the opportunity.
The annual Ski Club trip took place in the middle of February, with staff and pupils departing the school on the Friday night after school broke up for the half term holidays. They travelled through the night by coach and ferry to Austria, arriving in the Silvretta section of the Alps mountain range by midday Saturday.
During the week away, the pupils were split into beginner, intermediate and advanced groups so that their activities could match the skill level. While they spent the days skiing, in the evening the hotel offered other activities such as football to keep them occupied.
After just under a week in Austria, the group departed on Friday to make it home in time for Saturday evening.
More images and videos from the trip are available on the PE Department’s Twitter account, twitter.com/CFBSPE.
Two teams of four Year 11 mathematicians visited Langdon Park School in Poplar to take part in the competition. There were four rounds of competition testing, comprehension, problem-solving, numerical and teamwork skills, respectively.
The school’s A Team took bronze, coming third out of all the schools with the B Team placing fifth.
14 artists from Year 9 and two sixth formers visited Rainham Marshes on 10 March as part of a project with the Wellcome Collection gallery.
During February, the Art Department won a competition to work with the Wellcome Collection around their current year-long exhibition Making Nature. In the next few months, artists from Years 9 and 13 will be working with the gallery and artist Verity-Jane Keefe. Throughout the next few months there will be a number of trips and workshops organised by the Wellcome Collection, concluding with pupils’ work being featured in the second part of the Making Nature exhibition.
The group of artists visited the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds’ (RSPB) nature reserve in Essex. An RSPB worker gave them a tour of the reserve and explained to them how the man-made reserve attempts to recreate nature. This gave the artists an unusual perspective on the theme of Making Nature and made them think about how it will not be just their artwork that makes nature, but also that it can reflect other methods of making nature.
The project will continue with a series of workshops at the school by Keefe and visits to the Making Nature exhibition.
For more images from the day, see our gallery or click here.
The Year 7 football team capped off a tremendous debut season by winning the Hackney and Tower Hamlets League without losing or drawing a single game.
The boys confirmed their league title on 4 March with a 8-0 win over Haggerston. Having already lifted the trophy, they remained unbeaten for the rest of the season. Their final game saw the team celebrate in a clinical fashion that had become typical of the season, scoring five goals without conceding, against Burlington Danes School on 18 March.
Since September, the team have managed to score 80 goals throughout the campaign of 13 games. Thanks to superb goalkeeping from Marwan, the team only conceded 10 goals through the season. They closed the season six successive clean sheets, alongside one match earlier in the season.
The top scorer was Marley who managed 21 goals, followed closely by Jordan whose tally was 19. The highest scoring matches of the season were two 13-0 victories over Skinners Academy and Bethnal Green Academy.
Cass Business School, the business school for the University of London, is ranked in the top 40 business schools in the world. As part of a new partnership scheme between that school and Central Foundation, they will be providing second year undergraduate students for weekly one-to-one mentoring sessions with vocational students in the sixth form.
Central Foundation Boys’ School would like to invite all parents and carers to our annual School Community Quiz Night on Thursday 23 March at 7pm.
The quiz takes place during Charity Week and therefore all proceeds raised from the evening will go to the four House charities. Entry is £5 per person which includes an evening meal comprised of a selection of curries – please contact the school if you have specific dietary needs.
To register interest please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org