Parents

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please find below letters in relation to for Celebration of Culture (Week Commencing 15th July) and  Activities Week (Week Commencing 22nd July):

 

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please find below the slides from the Success At The Start Event for the Year 7 Class of 2031 and the Year 7 Handbook:

Dear Parents/Carers of Year 12,

Please review the letter below in relation to our Central Futures Work Experience week that will take place across week commencing Monday 1 July.

Work Experience Week Letter for Parents/Carers of Year 12

Newsletter for May 2024

Please find below a link to our newsletter for May 2024.

From our newsletter, you will find that we will be holding 3 events at the end of the academic year. Please click the links below for more details and to book your places. We hope you can come along!

    • The Summer Concert will take place in the Great Hall. This will be followed by the Art & Design Exhibition and a reception with light refreshments and live music for students, parents, carers and staff at the Creative Arts Centre (6.30pm – 7.30pm).
    • After placing an online booking, we ask that attendees pick up and pay for the tickets at the Reception (£2 / £1 Concession).

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News & Events Update – May 2024
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Dear Parents and Carers,

Please find below letters which share important info regarding Year 7 and 8 Parents’ Evenings, Graduation and other exciting events upcoming in the final term of this academic year.

Please confirm your attendance at Y7 and Y8 Parents’ Evening by clicking below:

Labour Market Information for April & May 2024

Please find below the update Labour Market Information from the Office for National Statistics for April and May 2024. Labour Market Information (or LMI) is a useful tool to help parents/guardians/carers and young people research future jobs in your local area, or nationally, understand the skills needed for certain roles and also the demand for future employment. This type of information can help our families and young people explore future employment options that can lead to exciting potential careers.

Labour Market Islington Report May 2024

Breakdown report of LMI in Islington, and the top recruited jobs and skills in the borough

Labour Market Islington Report April 2024

Islington Top Jobs and Skills Demand April 2024

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please find below the update Labour Market Information from the Office for National Statistics for March 2024. Labour Market Information (or LMI) is a useful tool to help parents/guardians/carers and young people research future jobs in your local area, or nationally, understand the skills needed for certain roles and also the demand for future employment. This type of information can help our families and young people explore future employment options that can lead to exciting potential careers.

Labour Market Islington Report March 2024

Breakdown report of LMI in Islington, and the top recruited jobs and skills in the borough

Labour Market Islington Report March 2024

Islington Top Jobs and Skills Demand March 2024

 

 

Newsletter for March 2024

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News & Events Update – March 2024
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Dear Parents and Carers,

Please find below a letter relating to the Year 10 and Year 11 GCSE exams and the End of Spring Term arrangements for the Y11 Spring Holiday Small Group Learning (SGL) and Homework sessions.

Please also find below a letter in relation to the End of Spring Term for all Year 12 and 13 students, and Work Experience for Year 12 pupils:

 

End of Spring term – March 2024

On Thursday 28th March the school is running a staggered dismissal;  the students will leave the school one year group at the time stated below:

  • Year 7 – 1.30pm
  • Year 8 – 1.50pm
  • Year 10 – 2.30pm
  • Year 9 – 2.50pm
  • Year 11- 3.20pm
  • Year 12 & 13 – normal dismissal time

All students are expected to leave the area immediately on dismissal and to go directly home. CFBS staff will be supporting the students to leave and not to congregate outside Greggs or the shops on the other side of the Old Street roundabout.

Summer term commences on Monday 15th April at 8.45am, full normal school day for all.

Have a good Spring break.

 

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please find below the update Labour Market Information from the Office for National Statistics for March 2024. Labour Market Information (or LMI) is a useful tool to help parents/guardians/carers and young people research future jobs in your local area, or nationally, understand the skills needed for certain roles and also the demand for future employment. This type of information can help our families and young people explore future employment options that can lead to exciting potential careers.

Labour Market Islington Report March 2024

Breakdown report of LMI in Islington, and the top recruited jobs and skills in the borough

Labour Market Islington Report February 2024

Islington Top Jobs and Skills Demand February 2024

 

 

Islington Early Help Service, Bright Futures

Islington Early Help Service, Bright Futures, offers a range of support to Islington families with children/young people aged 5-19 years old, within schools and the local community. Please CLICK HERE to read more about Bright Futures and Ms Sweeting, the Education Support Practitioner for CFBS.

Ms Sweeting is linking with CFBS to help students and their parents/carers access family support. The support will be flexible and tailored to the needs of students and their families.

Should you wish to meet with Ms Sweeting, please request through Miss Pham (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead) or your child’s Head of Year.

 

 

National Careers Week 2024
This week is National Careers Week, which is a one-week celebration of careers guidance and careers education across the UK. Thinking about the future can be exciting when we focus on exploring the wealth of opportunities that are available to our young people – the world of work is vast and diverse, and it is important to highlight these pathways and encourage our young people to open up to every possibility.

The Virtual Careers Fair is a great place to start and we would encourage our families to take time this week to explore with their young person and talk about their interests and passions for the future.

You can visit the Virtual Careers Fair: HERE

 

 

Sustainable Futures Showcase with WWF
Join WWF across National Careers Week to explore how sustainability is now linked with a wide range of professional sectors, and how every job can help towards ensuring a greener future.

Join their events: HERE

 

 

Discover Creative Careers Parents Event 2024: 18th April 2024 – 6.30 to 7.30pm
The creative sector offers great opportunities for future career pathways – about 1 in 8 UK businesses is in creative industries, with jobs in the sector growing at twice the rate of the rest of the economy. It is also a sector where currently 87% of jobs are at low or no risk of automation.

Join Speakers for Schools to discover the opportunities available within the creative industry and find out how our young people can successfully access these pathways.

Click Here for More Information on Creative Careers Parents Event 2024

 

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

The February edition of the Parents & Carers Pack includes highlights from National Apprenticeship Week 2024, takes a look at functional skills, shares key insights into logistics apprenticeships and much more. Please click HERE to download the pack.

 

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please find below a letter from the Metropolitan Police in relation to the dangerous vape devices in Islington

Letter from Metropolitan Police in relation to Dangerous Vape Devices in Islington

 

Parent Governor Election (Ballot Closes Monday 15th March 2024 – 5pm)

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have received 4 nominations for the Parent Governor vacancy. I hope you will vote in the election to select the parent who will serve on the School’s Governing Body for a term of 4 years.

Please find below a letter in relation to the Parent Governor election which provides further details about the voting process.

Voting Papers for Parent Governors Election Feb 2024

Voting will take place online. Please:

(i) return your ballot electronically OR
(ii) complete this in-person at the Main Reception of Central Foundation Boys’ School, Cowper Street, London EC2A 4SH OR
(iii) mail your ballot in to ensure delivery

by 5pm on Friday 15th March 2024.

If you have any questions in relation to the Parent Governor Election, please email the Clerk to the Governing Body: unj@cfbs.islington.sch.uk

 

 

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please find below the update Labour Market Information from the Office for National Statistics for January 2024. Labour Market Information (or LMI) is a useful tool to help parents/guardians/carers and young people research future jobs in your local area, or nationally, understand the skills needed for certain roles and also the demand for future employment. This type of information can help our families and young people explore future employment options that can lead to exciting potential careers.

Labour Market Islington Report January 2024

 

Newsletter for January 2024

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News & Events Update – January 2024
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Year 9 GCSE Options Event  5-6pm Tuesday 6th February

This event will support Year 9 students in understanding the GCSE courses available at Central Foundation Boys’ School.

Please find below the slides from the session and the GCSE Options Booklet:

It is a hugely important event. We expect all students to attend.  Please complete the form to confirm your attendance: https://forms.office.com/e/T1sFBmkBKe

 

 

Parent Governor Election

Dear Parents and Carers,

We currently have a vacancy for one Parent Governor and we invite you to stand for election. Please find below a letter in relation to the Parent Governor election which provides further details about the role, the nomination process and information sessions with current governors.

Information Sessions with Governors
If you have any questions about the role, please join us at one of the following sessions with a current governor:

  • In-Person at the School: Tuesday 30th January – 5.30pm – 6.30pm
  • Online via Zoom: Wednesday 7th February – 5.30pm – 6.30pm (Zoom Meeting details can be found in the letter below)

Letter in relation to Parent Governor Elections – Jan 2024

If you are interested in serving on the Governing Body, please complete the nomination form and declaration of eligibility: HERE and return it to:

  • Clerk to the Governing Body, Central Foundation Boys’ School, Cowper Street, London EC2A 4SH
  • OR by email to: unj@cfbs.islington.sch.uk

by 5pm on Monday 19th February 2024.

 

 

Letter from Headteacher for start of Spring Term 2024 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please find below a letter from the Headteacher in relation to the start of the Spring Term.

Letter from Headteacher for start of Spring Term 2024

Newsletter for December 2023

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The Central Futures programme is our School’s careers programme, which aims to provide up-to-date and accurate careers information, guidance and support for all of our young people. In line with this, we want to ensure our parent and carer community also has up-to-date information about our careers provision and what they can expect their pupil to receive across the academic year. We have created a one-page careers curriculum overview of careers activities both completed and upcoming for each key stage for parents and carers to review.

Newsletter for November 2023

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Dear Parents and Carers,

Please find below a letter in relation to Year 11 Parents Evening on Tuesday 5th December 2023 at 4-6pm.

Letter to Parents and Carers on Year 11 Parents Evening

Dear Parents and Carers,

Our Central Futures Team has put together a letter for parents/carers with some guidance on searching and applying for post-16 options for all of our Year 11 pupils. We encourage all of our parents/carers to engage with this process, and do not hesitate to contact the Central Futures Team if you have any questions.

The Central Futures Team have also put together an overview of the most popular and regularly applied for sixth forms and colleges for Central Foundation Boys’ School pupils. Please be advised this is not an exhaustive list, but we hope this will support students in exploring the options available to pupils. We would encourage all families to book and attend an Open Day for any post-16 provider you may be thinking about applying for.

 

 

Click Here to Read More

 

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

Queen Mary University of London has kindly shared a recorded session:

Journey to HE Series Recording:  Applying to University – Parents’ Session

You may listen to the recording: HERE

 

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please find below a letter in relation to Year 11 Small Group Learning (SGL) sessions over the half term break:

Letter in relation to Year 11 SGL over the half term break

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please find below a letter in relation to workshops for Year 13 pupils interested in pursuing apprenticeships:

Letter in relation to Year 13 Apprenticeship Workshop 2023-24

 

 

 

 

 

Career Information Sessions for Parents and Carers

Capital City College Group is offering career information sessions for parents and carers who wish to find out the educational and career opportunities available for students.

These sessions are designed to provide parents with valuable information and resources to help guide their child’s post-16 education and career journey.

Additional dates and sectors will be added over the coming months so please check regularly for updates.

To book your place, Click HERE to visit Capital CCG’s website.

 

Curriculum Evenings

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please find below the slides from our Curriculum Evenings and a letter relating to KS3 Co-Curricular Club sign up.

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please click the link below for the Year 7 Handbook 2023-24.

Year 7 Handbook 2023-24

Newsletter for July 2023

 

Newsletter for June 2023

 

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please find below a letter in relation to the school closure on the 5th and 7th July.

Letter in relation to the school closure on the 5th and 7th July
Summer Uniform

From 13th June onwards and for the rest of the term, we will move to “Summer Uniform” – blazers and ties do not need to be worn or brought to school. Student should also bring full water bottles to school.

All other uniform rules remain in place which can be found: HERE.

 

July After School Club and Summer School programmes with STORE STORE in collaboration with The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL

Students can sign up to the After School Club by emailing school@storeprojects.org with their name, school, and age.

Students in years 11+12 can apply to the summer school by completing this form

These courses will be especially valuable for students who are considering applying to undergraduate architecture, design or art courses. Equally these courses are suitable for students interested in art, design and related subjects.

Please visit the Students Section: HERE to find more Summer Programmes on offer.

Milk Vases
Squeezy City
Walking the City Summer School

Lucy Cavendish College Summer Preparation Programme 2023

The Lucy Cavendish College Summer Preparation Programme 2023 is designed to bridge the gap between GCSE study to A-Levels by providing Year 11 students with a month-long online programme of academic enrichment tailored to their stage of the curriculum.

The programme will consist of study skills workshops on a range of important themes such as time management and essay writing, university readiness sessions to support students as they plan their next steps to top Universities like Cambridge, and substantive knowledge sessions, designed to supplement students’ foundational academic knowledge so that they can hit the ground running when they start their A-Levels.

The Summer Preparation Programme 2023 will build on last year’s programme, following which 97% of students felt more confident about starting their A-Levels.

Students can find out more and apply by 16th June: HERE.

 

Newsletter for May 2023

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Speakers for Schools (SfS) will be hosting a virtual open evening for parents and carers of 14-19 year olds on the 7th June from 18:30 – 19:30. This event is for parents and carers are often very interested in the work experience opportunities available to their children. It will provide an excellent opportunity for parents and carers to learn more about SfS’s Placements, both virtual, hybrid and face-to-face and help make informed decisions regarding their children’s educational journey.

Please click HERE for a flyer which outlines SfS’s work and the power of work experience. They have also created a newsletter with all the above information, as well as live opportunities that students aged 14-19 can apply for. Find out more and browse our current opportunities.

Registration link for the Speakers for Schools' virtual open evening

Apprenticeships are a great pathway for young people who are ready to start developing their employability and technical skills within a specific sector. As parents, carers or guardians, you can support your young person in exploring these options. Please follow the link below to Ask Apprenticeships Parent & Carers’ Pack to learn more about this pathway and discover resources that will help you support your young person’s exploration.”

Parents and Carers’ Pack - Helping your child to search and apply for apprenticeships

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please see below a letter regarding the National Education Union Strike Action on Thursday 27th April and Tuesday 2nd May.

Letter to Parents and Carers in relation to the National Education Union Strike Action on Thursday 27th April and Tuesday 2nd May

Newsletter for March 2023

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Year 9 GCSE Options Evening

Year 9 Options Evening marked the beginning of choosing GCSE options for our Year 9 students. This wonderful evening was highly informative and ensured that families were empowered with the information they needed to help students to make the right choice.

Click Here to view the Year 9 GCSE Options Evening Presentation Slides

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please see below a letter regarding the National Education Union Strike Action on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th March 2023.

Letter to Parents and Carers in relation to the National Education Union Strike Action on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th March

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please find below the Parents’ Guide to National Careers Week 2023:

The Parents' Guide to National Careers Week 2023

Newsletter for February 2023

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Dear Parents and Carers,

Please see below a letter regarding the National Education Union Strike Action on Thursday 2nd March 2023.

Letter to Parents and Carers in relation to the National Education Union Strike Action on Thursday 2nd March

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please see below a letter from the Central Futures Team regarding our Year 12 Work Experience programme.

Newsletter for January 2023

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Dear Parents and Carers,

Tuesday 7th February: Apprenticeships “Myth busting” presentation (for secondary students, young people and parents), 6-7 pm

This face-to-face community event will aim to answer many common questions and myths about apprenticeship.

Hosted by Matrix, HR Early Careers & Talent Team and Youth Employment Team.
Venue: Islington West Library Employment Hub, Thornhill Square, 107 Bridgeman Rd, N1 1BD.

Click HERE to Book a Place

 

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please see below a letter regarding the National Education Union Strike Action on Wednesday 1st February 2023.

Letter to Parents and Carers in relation to the National Education Union Strike Action on Wednesday 1st February

Dear Parents and Carers,

Our Central Futures Team has put together a letter for parents/carers with some guidance on searching and applying for post-16 options for all of our Year 11 pupils. We encourage all of our parents/carers to engage with this process, and do not hesitate to contact the Central Futures Team if you have any questions.

Letter to Parents and Carers on Post-16 Options and Applications Guidance - January 2023

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please see below a letter regarding our Year 10 Co-Directors of Learning.

Letter to Parents and Carers in relation to Year 10 Directors of Learning

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please see below a letter from the Headteacher for the end of term.

With best wishes for the holiday season,

Central Foundation Boys’ School

Newsletter for December 2022
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Dear Parents / Carers,

Please click the links below to find the:

 

Newsletter for November 2022
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The Central Futures Team have put together an overview of the most popular and regularly applied for sixth forms and colleges for Central Foundation Boys’ School pupils. Please be advised this is not an exhaustive list, but we hope this will support students in exploring the options available to pupils. We would encourage all families to book and attend an Open Day for any post-16 provider you may be thinking about applying for.

CLICK HERE for the Sixth Form and College Guide

Details of Open Days are provided within this guide, as well as the sixth form’s/college’s application policy.

If you have any further questions, please get in touch with the Central Futures Team

Ms Browne – brownec@cfbs.islington.sch.uk

Ms Shaw (careers advisor) – shawd@cfbs.islington.sch.uk

 

 

The post-16 subject choices that students make can have a major impact on their course and university options. Selective universities such as the University of Cambridge often require applicants to have qualifications in certain subjects, or combinations of subjects, because they prepare students more effectively for degree courses. In these talks in November and January, we will discuss how to choose appropriate A-Level subjects for selective universities.

Year 10 and 11 students can find out more and register: HERE.

 

 

Dear Parents / Carers,

Please see below a letter in relation to the CFBS Parent Governor Election.

A letter including the ballot paper and return envelope has been mailed out to all parents. Please return your ballot paper to the school office by 5pm on Friday 2nd December 2022.

We hope you will decide to vote as the governing board is very important in the decision making of the school.

Letter in relation to CFBS Parent Governor Election - 15 November 2022

If you are interested, please complete the above nomination form and declaration of eligibility and return it to the Clerk to the Governing Body via email or the Reception by noon on Friday 11th November 2022.

If you have any questions and would like to know more, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Clerk to the Governing Body at unj@cfbs.islington.sch.uk

Online Safety Session for Parents and Carers

Online Safety Session for Parents and Carers - Presentation Slides

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please see attached a letter in relation to an online safety session for parents (Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th October).

Letter in relation to Online safety session for Parents
Newsletter for September 2022
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Dear Parents/Carers,

Please see below a letter in relation to the uniform (second-hand and donations).

Letter to Students, Parents and Carers in relation to Uniform 30.9.22

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please find below the slides from our Curriculum Evenings and a letter relating to KS3 Co-Curricular Club sign up.

KS3 Co-Curricular Club Sign Up Letter

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please see below a letter regarding the Year 11 Curriculum Evening and a letter from the Headteacher in relation to the start of the new academic year.

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please see below a letter from the Headteacher in relation to the GCSE and KS5 exams outcomes.

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please see below a letter from the Headteacher for the end of the academic year and a link to our newsletter.

We also provide a link to a short clip from our summer concert that took place at the school last week.

We wish our students and their families a restful and enjoyable summer break.

Newsletter for July 2022
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Preview of the Summer Concert

Parents News

Term Dates

Subject Information