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Daniel was interviewed by BBC London News

A Year 10 pupil will kick-off Saturday’s FA Cup final match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium by performing with the choir that will sing Abide With Me in front of 90,000 fans live and an estimated worldwide audience of half a billion people.

Daniel was selected at the request of the Football Association by Restore the Music, a charity in partnership with Central Foundation that supports the music department. He is an Arsenal fan, a member of the senior choir and players the tuba.

Daniel attends music rehearsals an hour before school both for choral and brass lessons.

As well as being invited by the FA to sing at the start of the event, Daniel will also been profiled by BBC London News at 6:30 on Thursday 25th May. The BBC visited the school to interview him and record him in rehearsal.

After singing the hymn, Daniel will be treated to a hospitality experience at Wembley Stadium to watch his team close the football season.

The Year 7 squad after winning the Inner London Cup

The Year 7 football team have concluded an unparalleled season be securing The Treble after they beat Kingsdale 3-0 in the final of the Inner London Cup on 19 May. The team went into the final having already won the Hackney & Tower Hamlets League and the Islington & Camden Cup without losing a game.

The first half of the final set the tone for the game, with Central Foundation scoring in regular ten minute intervals. Marley scored in the 12th and 32nd minute while Billy’s goal came in between during the 21st minute.

There was drama at the start of the second half when Kingsdale were awarded a penalty but Marwan saved it, ensuring a clean sheet for the game. This was his 13th clean sheet this season. The rest of the game passed without incident as Year 7 controlled their three goal lead to secure the game, the cup and The Treble.

The team reached the final after getting off to a slow start with an uncharacteristically low-scoring 1-0 win against City of London. After this the strikers became much more prolific, beating Cardinal Pole 4-2 and George Green 4-0. The quarter final saw them concede the most goals in the season as they beat Havistock 8-3 which sent them into a match against Highbury Grove which was both the semi-final of the Inner London Cup and the quarter final of the Islington and Camden Cup which they won 9-1.

After a tremendous season, The Invincibles squad have totalled 23 wins in 23 games, scoring 170 games (at an average of 7 goals per game) and conceding only 17.

The Sixth Form students gained an insight into ICT in the working world

In early May, Year 12 ICT students visited a telecommunications company to explore their potential career options after completing their BTEC.

On 3 May, five Sixth Form students who study ICT were invited to visit Inmarsat, a satellite telecommunications company that provides global mobile services for governments, aid agencies, businesses and media outlets. While touring the building, the students saw the Network Operations Centre in action, learning how it co-ordinates a number of different network activities. They were also shown how it helps with launching satellites into space.

After the tour, Dominic Potts from the Service IT department delivered a lecture which gave an insight into his typical working week with the company. He also revealed his own professional journey, how he moved from school to work and how his passion for IT at an early age led to his chosen career and the decisions.

The visit was organised by Ms Burdy Murray, Business and Facilities Coordinator who is also arranging work experience placements in IT for those students who attended.

Year 7 win the Double

May 18th, 2017

The Year 7 'invincibles' after winning their second trophy of the season, with their coach Mr Russell

The Year 7 football team have continued their undefeated streak from the league into knockout tournaments by winning the Islington and Camden Cup.

The Year 7s secured the Hackney and Tower Hamlets Saturday League in March by winning all 13 matches, scoring 80 goals throughout the season and conceding only 10.

In late April they captured the Double by also winning the Islington and Camden Cup in a similarly dominant fashion. Throughout the tournament they scored 31 times while only conceding two goals. They achieved their highest margin of victory in the semi-final against William Ellis by winning 9-0. The team almost replicated this dominance in the final on 25 April when they defeated Havistock 8-0, which included a hat trick from Jordan, to win the cup.

This is the third successive year that the school has won the Islington and Camden Cup, having been won by the Year 8 team last year and the Year 7 team the year before that.

Learning Behaviour Survey

May 17th, 2017

The school is conducting a survey to help with research into learning behaviours. If you currently attend the school, could you please fill out the survey by clicking here.

A Director of Rider Levett Bucknall talking to the Sixth Form students

As Sixth Form students approach either their final summer holiday or the end of their time at school, it is important for them to consider life after education. To that end, in early May the Central Futures team scheduled a morning visit to Rider Levett Bucknall to consider their career options.

Rider Levett Bucknall are a property and construction company based in the City of London. RLB hosted six students, who received a presentation from the company directors about the range of careers that exist within the property and construction sector.

They also outlined apprenticeship and graduate opportunities which led to a number of current graduates talking to the students and answering questions about their recent experience of the process the Sixth Form students are about to go through. This information was particularly relevant to those who will be doing work experience over the summer in quantity surveying and programme management.

The work experience programme, and the day at RLB, were organised by the school’s Central Futures team who focus on finding a path for every pupil who leaves school into careers, apprenticeships or further education.

Students braved the cold weather conditions to put their classwork into practice

11 Sixth Form geographers spent a snowy half-week in the Lake District before the Easter Holiday.

The Year 12s visited Blencathra in Cumbria to study glacial features on the mountain range there. While in the field they drew and annotated field sketches and collected data at various sites along the river channels in the valleys and hills. The data they collected was analysed for use in presentations, making them take what they had learnt in the classroom and put it into action.

Snowy weather meant the geographers had to take extra care when walking around the Lake District

As well as considering data analysis for presentations, the group discussed how they could describe and explain features in their exams. Students again developed an understanding of the scale of the features and the forces needed to create them by glaciers.

Although it was spring when the team arrived, the weather was still displaying winter conditions as the geographers were subject to snow showers and temperatures of -1 degrees.

For more images of the field trip, click here.

2017-2018 Term Dates

April 18th, 2017

Autumn Term 2017

Monday 4 September 2017 – Thursday 21 December 2017

  • Half Term: Monday 23 October 2017 – Friday 27 October 2017

Arrangements for the start of the new academic year:

  • Monday 4th September – INSET day, staff only
  • Tuesday 5th September from 8.55am – 3.15pm – Year 7 induction (Year 7 only)
  • Wednesday 6th September – whole school back (Yr 7-13) – school day as normal, 8.55am – 3.15pm

Spring Term 2018
Wednesday 3 January 2018 – Thursday 29 March 2018

  • Half Term: Monday 12 February 2018 – Friday 16 February 2018
  • Good Friday: Friday 30 March 2018
  • Easter Monday: Monday 2 April 2018

Summer Term 2018
Monday 16 April 2018 – Wednesday 18th July 2018

  • Half Term: Monday 28 May – Friday 1 June 2018
  • May Day Bank Holiday: Monday 7 May 2018
  • Spring Bank Holiday: Monday 28 May 2018



    Year 12 Work Placements

    April 4th, 2017

    Slaughter & May employees helping Year 12s with their applications

    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.

    Pupils from Years 8-11 at the top of the Silvretta Alps

    During the half term, over 40 pupils were taken to Austria to spend the week in the Alps skiing.

    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,

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