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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,

    Maths Feast

    April 4th, 2017

    Four mathematicians being tested on their teamwork skills

    At the end of February, eight mathematicians took part in the Maths Feast against 16 other schools in a competition run by the Further Mathematics Support Programme.

    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.

    The Year 9 and ear 13 artists in Rainham, next to the RSPB centre

    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.

    Some of the artists taking photographs and sketches of the juxtaposition of nature and industry

    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 squad after they sealed the league against Haggerston, with their manager Mr Russell

    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.

    Business Mentoring

    March 16th, 2017

    Undergraduates from Cass Business School with sixth form students

    Starting in the first week of March, mentors from Cass Business School began weekly meetings with sixth form students to help guide them in their vocational work.

    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.

    The mentors will give weekly one-to-one support to students

    The support, which has been organised by the Central Futures team, is intended to partner mentors with mentees to specific, task-focussed challenges in their course. The mentors will help the vocational students transition from working in the classroom to working into the world of work and higher education.

    Charity Week

    March 10th, 2017

    20th March is Charity Week. Events will be going on every day to raise money for the four charities supported by each house, as well as . Pupils are encouraged to participate and donate what they can throughout the week.

    School Community Quiz Night

    March 9th, 2017


    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

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