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25-33 Bow Road, London, E3 2AE0208 981 1131


Central Foundation Girls’ School continues to provide high quality education for girls from 11 – 19 years old.   We are 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 girls to experience outside school.

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

Our last Ofsted inspection stated that –

“The Headteacher and other leaders have very high aspirations for the girls in their care.  They have successfully created a happy, warm and nurturing community where pupils thrive academically and emotionally”

Our results demonstrate that we are consistently improving, with students achieving higher grades each year at GCSE.  Our results at Sixth Form are also impressive, with 89% of students going onto university.    This year we received 6 awards for our outcomes at GCSE and 'A' Level and our attainment and progress at both these Key Stages is in the top 10% of all non-selective schools nationally.

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

We are 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.   Working in partnership with parents and the community, the governing body and all staff at Central Foundation Girls’ School are determined to continue to provide the highest quality education for all its students ensuring our entire student body succeeds in their studies and are empowered to be positive and successful contributors to the world beyond school.

Ms E. Holland, Headteacher