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Central Foundation Boys' School

Central Foundation Boys' School is a boys' Foundation school. Foundation schools are run by their own governing body, which employs the staff and sets the admissions criteria but are maintained by the local authority. Land and buildings are usually owned by the governing body or a charitable foundation.

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School information

  • DfE Code: 206/4614
  • Age range: 11-19
  • Number of places available in year 7: 180
  • Open morning: see school website for further information
  • Open evening: see school website for further information
  • Banding tests: see school website for further information
  • Does the school have a sixth form? Islington Sixth Form Consortium
  • School start and finish times: 8.55am-3.15pm
  • Accessibility: Lift and wheelchair access (partial); accessible toilets
  • Support for your child at secondary transfer: Induction Day in June; Transition Day in September
  • Last pupil admitted under distance criterion last year:
    • Band 1: 1.205 miles
    • Band 2: 1.524 miles
    • Band 3: 2.244 miles
    • Band 4: 1.671 miles
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Who to contact

Contact Name
Jamie Brownhill, Head Teacher
020 7253 3741


Central Foundation School
15 Cowper Street

Time / date Details

Opening times/date
8.55am to 3.15pm

Other Details

Can I refer myself?
How to refer or apply

Contact School Admissions, Upper Street, London, N1 1XR, 020 7527 5515 or go online to

Local Offer

How will you support my child?

Further SEND information can be found in Central Foundation's School SEN Information Report.

Record updated: 02/09/2020