Central Foundaton Girls' School

Central Foundation Girls' School Sixth Form

A message from the Headteacher 

It is an absolute privilege to lead this remarkable school. We are a school that provides a high-quality education for girls from 11 to 19 years old. A school that is rightfully proud to continue a long tradition of excellence in education as well as caring for the welfare of our students. The school was originally established in 1726 and is now one of the largest schools in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Our expert teaching meets and goes beyond the national curriculum, offering a broad range of subjects which encourage independent learning and a wealth of exciting opportunities for our students to experience outside school.

We expect the highest standards of work, behaviour, commitment and participation from our students; we also firmly believe that these are important to you too, and you rightly expect us to uphold these.

Our last Ofsted inspection stated that –

Pupils are safe and happy. They welcome the personal and academic support that teachers provide. Pupils respond well to teachers' high expectations. They achieve well and many go on to attend top Universities. Pupils appreciate the consideration given to their mental health. They say that school is like a second home. Pupils' behaviour is excellent and teachers and pupils show respect for each other. The offer for pupils' wider development is extensive.

Our results demonstrate that we are consistently improving, with students achieving higher grades each year at GCSE: our results at GCSE and A Level and have consistently placed us in the top 20% and top 10% of schools nationally.

At Central Foundation Girls' School, all students feel highly valued and safe. They display courteous and respectful behaviour towards each other and towards adults, which results in positive attitudes to learning.

We are a highly successful school that provides amazing opportunities for all our students, in an environment that challenges and supports all to become confident, high achieving young people. Working in partnership with parents and the community, the Governing Body and all staff at Central Foundation Girls’ School are determined to continue to transform lives through a Central education, by providing the highest quality education for all its students to ensure our entire student body succeeds in their studies, and are empowered to be positive and successful contributors to the world beyond school.

Ms C. Prince


School Vision and Ethos

Our vision

At Central Foundation Girls’ School we

  • Transform lives through our high expectations and high standards for all.
  • Challenge and support each other to excel through our passion for learning.
  • Value all members of our community and celebrate success.
  • Empower ourselves to be a positive, creative, innovative and inspirational community.  

Ethos and values

We are keenly aware that tradition alone is not enough. While we are rightly proud of our heritage, we must always keep pace with the modern, changing world. Our aim of ‘Educating Tomorrow’s Women’ is central to the way we perceive our role.

The keywords of our vision statement underpin our ethos. The education we provide at Central Foundation Girls’ School transforms our student lives; opening huge doors of opportunity. We expect our students to be active participants in their journey through a Central Education.

‘Challenge’ is a key part of life at Central, coupled with good support our students are challenged to push the boundaries’ of their achievements; challenged to contribute; challenged to excel.  We expect our students to be role models in all that they do.  Every student at Central Foundation is unique, so valuing and celebrating our diversity is central to the school ethos.  Our vision statement and ethos means that all our girls are empowered to be the best they can be in every area of their lives.

We want our students to learn how to find out what’s going on in the world, how to have a say and how to make a difference. To provide real experiences of that, we are working to help the school council become more effective. We have also trained students to research aspects of school life and inform the school management of their findings and concerns.  Student Leadership opportunities exist across the curriculum from Year 7 through to the Head Girl and Student Ambassadors in the Sixth Form.

We expect all our students to show respect for the environment and for other people. We expect them to develop courtesy as well as their ability to care for others and to take every opportunity to participate in making the world a better place.