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Welcome to Central Foundation Girls' School

Central Foundation Girls’ School is a large, oversubscribed, and inclusive 11-18 inner-city girls’ school in Bow, E3, and has an excellent reputation both locally and nationally. The school works hard to ensure that all students reach their potential and succeed in their exams. Our results demonstrate that we are consistently improving, with students achieving higher grades each year at GCSE.


Our results at 6th Form are also impressive with our 6th Form outcomes being recorded at outstanding. Central Foundation is a Specialist College for Performing Arts and Student Voice. This means that alongside our exciting curriculum offer students get additional opportunities to develop skills in Drama, Dance, Music and Art and to take on roles as Student Leaders within the school and in the local community.


In 2009 Ofsted praised our students’ good behaviour and our varied curriculum offer. Our work on community cohesion and students’ contribution to the community were judged to be outstanding. The school continues to develop at every level and is demonstrating its capacity to be outstanding in every area.


Central Foundation Girls’ School is a successful school. We provide amazing opportunities for all our students, in an environment that challenges and supports all to become confident, high achieving, young women well equipped to become leaders of the future.


Ms E. Holland


About us

Central Foundation Girls' School is an exciting place to work and learn. It is a large, oversubscribed, and inclusive 11-18 inner-city girls' school in Bow, London. It has an excellent reputation both locally and nationally. Our Sixth Form results are outstanding, and at A Level we are in the top 15% of schools for value added nationally. Already a Performing Arts Specialist School, we have now developed a second specialism, which we call ‘Voice’. This draws together a whole school focus on communication, empowerment and democracy through the subject areas of English and Citizenship. It means we are all working together to educate tomorrow’s women, enabling our students to achieve academic excellence and self fulfilment. We aim to promote their development as leaders, champions of environmental sustainability and active citizens. Visitors often comment on the happy atmosphere of the school, and we take pride in our community spirit. Students’ safety and wellbeing is our priority, and we have well developed systems of pastoral support, with an emphasis on respect, rights and responsibility. The ethnic, linguistic and cultural diversity of our community is a great strength, and we actively promote equality of opportunity. This includes excellent provision for students of all abilities, particularly the gifted and talented.

Learner success

Results 2011

2011 brought another set of record exam results at Central Foundation Girls' School.

80% of students achieved 5 A*- C passes at GCSE, with 57% of students achieving 5 A*- C with English and Mathematics.

In the 6th Form, we have maintained our standard as an excellent provider, 95% of students achieved A Level passes with a 100% pass rate on vocational courses!

Over 70% of our students regularly go on to study at university. At A-Level and post-16 education, we continue to be the top 15% for value added.

For a full break down of our 2011 results please click on the following link

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Central Foundation Girls' School directly.

Last updated date: 29 April 2015
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