School Admissions

Applications should be made through the standard unified secondary school application form or you can apply online here. If you do not live in Islington, you can still apply to Central Foundation using your home local authority’s form (i.e., the council to whom you pay your council tax).

Please note: There is no supplementary application form for Central Foundation Boys’ School.

Admissions Policies:

See here for detail about in-year admissions

Banding Test for Secondary Transfer 2022-23

All students applying for a place at Central Foundation Boys’ School are required to sit a banding test. Students are placed in one of four ability bands following a standardised assessment to ensure a balanced and mixed ability intake.

Distance Boundaries

The table below shows a break-down of furthest distance (in miles) from the School by which secondary transfer applicants were accepted under the distance criterion in recent years. Please note that this distance changes each year and the statistics should be used only as a guide. The statistics are based on data published on National Offer Day in March and the distance from the School by which applicants were accepted expands as the places are allocated from the waiting list.

Please note that in 2018, the School offered an additional 30 places in Year 7 so the distance from the School by which applicants were accepted expanded. The School also offered an additional 30 places in Year 7 in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

SEPTEMBER ENTRY 2019 2020 2021 2022
Band 1 0.945 1.205 1.298 1.24
Band 2 1.151 1.524 1.534 1.37
Band 3 1.812 2.244 2.277 1.68
Band 4 3.486 1.671 1.664 2.78
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