Central Foundation Boys' School

General Info

Education Phase
Secondary, 16 plus
Ofsted rating
Outstanding
Feb 4 2015 Ofsted report
Gender
Boys
Age range
11 - 18 y.o.
Type
Local authority maintained schools
Funding
State-funded secondary
Admissions policy
Non-selective
Religious Character
None
Sixth Form
Has a sixth form
Local authority
Islington
Unique reference
100458
Address
Cowper Street, City Road, EC2A 4SH

Pupils

Number of Pupils
1106 (96% of total capacity)
Boys
95.0%
Girls
5.0%
First language not English
28.1%
Free school meals (FSM)
37.3%
Persistent absence
21.9%
Special education needs (SEN)
18.3%
Pupil ethnicities
White British 19.1%
African 19.1%
Mixed 18.7%
Bangladeshi 13%
Other 10.8%
Other White 10.7%
Caribbean 2.7%
Other Black 1.6%
Pakistani 1.2%
Other Asian 1.1%
Indian 0.6%
Chinese 0.6%
Unclassified 0.5%
Irish 0.3%
Capacity %, Persistent absence and other Pupils data: Year 2022-2023

Exam Results

GCSE Results

Progress 8 score

This school
0.55
Local authority average, state-funded schools
-0.03
England average, state-funded schools
-0.03

Entering EBacc

School 54%
Local authority average 54%
England average 39%

Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs

School 60%
Local authority average 47%
England average 45%

Attainment 8 score

School 57.2
Local authority average 46.7
England average 46.3

EBacc average point score

School 5.28
Local authority average 4.18
England average 4.05
Year 2022-2023

Subjects

GCSE Subjects

SubjectQualificationNumber of entries
ArabicGCSE2
Art & Design (Fine Art)GCSE24
BiologyGCSE21
Business Studies:SingleGCSE107
ChemistryGCSE21
ChineseGCSE22
Computer Studies/ComputingGCSE47
Design & TechnologyGCSE22
English LanguageGCSE164
English LiteratureGCSE164
Year 2022-2023

Admissions

Central Foundation Boys' School

Admission Policy
Non-selective
Total available places
172
Status
Oversubscribed
This school is Oversubscribed because there were more 1st preference applications than available places.

Applications

1st preference
196
2nd preference
112
3rd preference
87
From another Local Authority
204
Breakdown of applications made to this school within the deadline (in-year applications are excluded)

Offers

1st preference
139
2nd preference
22
3rd preference
8
To another Local Authority
64
Breakdown of offers made on National Offer Day (in-year applications are excluded)
Year 2023-2024

Class sizes

Class typeClass size
Average size of one-teacher classes21.8
Year 2022-2023

Cohort sizes

Class type
Total
Boys
Girls
Year 7
177
177
0
Year 8
176
176
0
Year 9
177
177
0
Year 10
174
174
0
Year 11
167
167
0
Year 12
130
97
33
Year 13
105
83
22
Year 2022-2023

Participation in Education, Training, Employment

Destinations after GCSEs
School
LA
England
Staying in education
90.0%
91.3%
86.5%
Further education
22.0%
40.3%
34.7%
School sixth form
60.0%
42.5%
37.9%
Sixth form college
7.0%
8.1%
13.1%
Other education destinations
2.0%
0.4%
0.9%
Entering employment
2.0%
2.1%
3.9%
Entering apprenticeships
3.0%
1.0%
3.4%
Not in education or employment
3.0%
4.7%
5.2%
Destination unknown
1.0%
0.9%
1.0%
School: Year 2022-2023 Local authority: Year 2021-2022 England: Year 2021-2022

Progression to Higher Education or Training

Destinations after A‑levels
School
LA
England
Degrees
84.0%
82.6%
64.0%
Top third higher education institutions
33.0%
35.5%
19.7%
Russell Group
28.0%
33.2%
17.7%
Oxford or Cambridge
3.0%
2.4%
1.0%
Other study at level 4 or 5
0.0%
0.5%
2.6%
Higher apprenticeships
2.0%
0.8%
1.7%
School: Year 2022-2023 Local authority: Year 2019-2020 England: Year 2019-2020
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