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School Awards

Central Foundation Girls' School has been recognised nationally for its excellent results in 2017 based on data from the Department of Education and Ofsted, analysed by SSAT (the Schools, Students and Teachers network). Central Foundation Girls' School was found to be among the best performing secondary schools in the country, receiving three awards for being in the top 20% of non-selective schools nationally for attainment, the top 10% for progress and for achieving high levels of performance from pupils eligible for the pupil premium.

CFGS has become the first secondary school in Tower Hamlets to achieve the Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) Level 1. This means that the values inherent in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) underpin the vision, ethos and policies of the school.

We are members of Potential Plus UK, an independent charity (est. in 1967), that supports the social, emotional and learning needs of children with high learning potential of all ages and backgrounds. At CFGS we aim is to enable every child with high learning potential to grow in confidence, thrive and achieve fulfilment. We achieve this by discovering student’s potential, nurturing their gifts and talents and working in partnership with professionals to help students succeed. With this support, we believe that many of our students will grow up to be the artists, inventors and scientists of the future

Teaching Leaders is an education charity, whose mission is to address educational disadvantage by growing a movement of outstanding middle leaders in schools in challenging contexts across the country.

Leading Edge is a national network for high-performing schools, which offers a unique opportunity for highly successful schools to collaborte and share practice nationally.  CFGS is recognised by Leading Edge to be one of the 300 best schools in the country. As a model of great practice and innovation, CFGS is afforded access through Leading Edge to work collaboratively with some of the leading schools in the UK.








The school's international work includes 8 global themed projects that were done throughout various subjects and Year groups. These projects were run by teachers in collaboration with our partner schools in Bangladesh, India, Lebanon and France. 

John Rolfe, from the British Council, said: ‘The school’s fantastic international work has rightfully earned it this prestigious award. The International School Award is a great chance for schools to demonstrate the important work they’re doing to bring the world into their classrooms. Adding an international dimension to children’s education ensures that they are truly global citizens and helps prepare them for successful future careers in an increasingly global economy.


This award is granted to schools that can demonstrate commitment in supporting the health and wellbeing of its students. Our award was initially achieved in 2010 through raising awareness of healthy eating and the encouragement of forming closer links between health and education providers. In 2020, the school has achieved the  Bronze Level Award for supporting the health and wellbeing of your school community and for creating a health promoting environment and ethos for our pupils and staff.