Career Support

Our students go places! Vocational students have worked at Google and Montcalm. A Level students have studied at Manchester, Oxbridge and Stanford.

Central Futures is our programme designed to prepare students for their future beyond Central Foundation Boys’ School. Whether that be continuing their studies at university, looking for an apprenticeship or going straight into employment, we aim to help students develop the right qualifications, skills and experiences to be successful.

The Central Futures Team is committed to ensuring pupils and families are prepared if they are pursuing a university post-18 pathway. Please see below our most-up-to-date policy in regards to predicted grades for all UCAS applications.

For details of our careers plan, please see the Central Futures Handbook on this website:

School Overview for Universities and Employers

Central Foundation Boys’ School is an Inner London comprehensive situated in Islington near the Old Street Roundabout. Islington is the eighth most deprived area in the country and the fourth most deprived in London, and this deprivation could present many potential barriers to our students’ academic achievement. Almost three quarters of our students are eligible for the pupil premium, just under two thirds speak English as an additional language, and one in five are disabled or have special educational needs, all of which are well above the national average.


We had 105 leaving Year 13s in 2023, 73 of which went on to study at university with 40% securing places at most selective universities in the country, of which 42% were Russell Group universities. Of the 23 pupils who have not progress to university, 65% have progressed into full time or part time employment, including two pupils who have secured an apprenticeship – one a Level 4 role with Amazon, and the other has secured a Degree Apprenticeship with Balfour Beatty.

Among our 165 leaving Year 11s, 80 students (48% of the cohort) progressed into Central Foundations’ Sixth Form while the remainder of the Year 11 students secured places in other sixth forms, colleges or apprenticeship pathways. 66% of our Year 11s progressed onto a Level 3 course, while 21% progressed onto a Level 2 course and 8% progressed to a Level 1 course.

Central Futures and the Gatsby Benchmarks
Careers and Labour Market Information
Careers Resources for Parents, Carers and Guardians
Impartial Advice and Guidance
Information, Advice and Guidance Drop-in Services