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28 November 2023

Founder’s Day 2023

On Friday 24th November, we invited parents, trustees and governors to Founder’s Day, our inaugural prize giving day to celebrate the school’s founder, Reverend William Rogers, and the achievements of its students.

This was a fantastic event where prizes were awarded to students in every year group, for most progress and highest attainment in specific subjects or for demonstrating our core values: be your best, be a learner, be respectful and kind, be brave.

The ceremonies commenced with a performance from the Wind Ensemble of Wind Octet, Allegro by Schubert.

The Bendy Scholarship was awarded to Abdul Muhaymin Abdul Hafiz and Benjamin Griffiths, the top performing A Level students who went on to study Computer Science and General Engineering at university this September. The Dr Beck Scholarship for exceptional progress was awarded to Giovanni (Y10), Rangjung (Y12) and Benjamin Griffiths.

Additional special prizes awarded were The John Boston Scholarship for exceptional attainment which went to Mazen in Y10, Jeremy in Y12, Abdul Muhaymin and Isaac Ohringer who have recently left our sixth form. Finally, The Montcalm Scholarship for achievement in vocational learning went to Harrison Endersby who has also recently left sixth form.

School Captain, Charlie-George Linley presenting his speech at Founder’s Day.

We listened to inspiring speeches from our head teacher, school captain, chair of governors and most significantly, our guest speaker, Mr Baba Oke, an alumnus from Central Foundation who is studying Economics & Management at the University of Oxford. Baba spoke about his journey both during and after his schooling with us, including the challenges he overcame. It was inspirational to our current students to hear from a successful alumnus of the school.

(From Left to Right: Chair of the CFBS Governing Body, Mr Dodds. Guest Speaker & Alumnus, Mr Baba Oke. Headteacher, Mr Brownhill.

At the end of the day, we held a reception in our new performing arts theatre where prizewinners could mingle with their teachers.

We thank all the attendees of our Founder’s day and congratulate all our prize winners for their excellence, we hope you feel proud of your achievements!

The ceremonies concluded with a performance from the Year 8 String Quartet of String Quartet No. 6 by Chevalier de Saint-Georges.

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