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Sixth Form

July 19th, 2021

Central Foundation is a unique school effectively combining a blend of modern and traditional values. We are inspired by our exceptional history and the success of our alumni, whilst at the same time always looking to the future.

We are committed to all our students achieving outstanding outcomes and leaving us as young people equipped with the skills, attitudes, knowledge, understanding and qualifications necessary to thrive in a rapidly changing world.

Central Foundation’s Sixth Form was recently graded ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. In 2020, the students achieved excellent A-level and BTEC results with a 100% pass rate, with 78% of those grades A*-B. The Sixth Form, of 200 students, is mixed and attracts pupils from Islington as well as other boroughs.

We run bespoke programmes for students through our ‘Central Futures’ team supporting them in getting into their university of choice or into high quality employment or training. The Key Project programme, run in partnership with Slaughter and May, a top law firm, and The Access Project charity, aim to ensure that students go on to study at the best possible universities. Our recent record of getting pupils into Russell group universities is something we are particularly proud of. Our ‘Central Futures’ team has a wealth of contacts within the city and provides outstanding support and guidance for students who wish to opt for a vocational pathway during and after the Sixth Form.

The breadth of the curriculum in the Sixth Form is illustrated by the extensive variety of courses that students have chosen to study at university; from Aeronautical Engineering to Art, from Physics to Podiatry, and from Ancient History to Artificial Intelligence. As well as Oxford, we have pupils who have accepted offers to study many of the country’s top universities including; Imperial College, Bristol, University College London, King’s College, Manchester, Cardiff, Warwick, Bath and SOAS. We are equally proud of our students who have chosen to pursue vocationally based degrees such as Radiography, Nursing, Accountancy, Software Engineering and Cyber Security.

The excellent facilities of the sixth form centre include seven fully equipped ICT rooms, which are also used for teaching and private study as well as a common room. There is a large sixth form team which comprises of the Deputy Head, overseeing the Sixth Form, an Assistant Head in charge of A-levels, an Assistant Head in charge of our vocational provision, Head of Year 12 and 13, Careers Officer and Study supervisors.

Ofsted judged the Sixth Form provision to be ‘outstanding’ making the following comments:

  • The sixth form is outstanding, largely because of the excellent leadership.
  • Students achieve highly and are very well prepared for the next stage of their education, training and employment.
  • In Year 13 there has been an upward trend of continuous improvement.
  • The carefully planned personal development programme gives students an excellent understanding of how to stay safe in a variety of situations.
  • Attitudes to learning are excellent.

“Outstanding…students achieve highly and are well prepared for the next stage of their education, training and employment” Ofsted


If you are a year 11 pupil looking to enrol with our Sixth Form, the next key date is GCSE results day, when your GCSE results are released on 12th August 2021.

There are only a finite number of places on each course, so we encourage you to get down to us early on results day, so that you can secure your course preferences. Students who did not study at Central Foundation Boys’ School will need to bring a printout of their results, which your school will generate for you.

The courses that you will be able to study will be dictated to by the GCSE grades you achieve. This will be the day that you will be able to enrol with us and confirm your subject selection. If you are unable to collect your results and enrol in person on August 12th, you need to email the School at to allow us to remotely confirm your place and course selection.


If you have any queries relating to Sixth Form Admissions, please contact us on or on 0207 253 3741.