International law firm helping to mould Islington’s young minds

Students from The Central Foundation Boys� School with volunteers at Slaughter and May law firm

Students from The Central Foundation Boys� School with volunteers at Slaughter and May law firm - Credit: Archant

Pupils at an Islington school are receiving award-winning guidance from one of the borough’s top law firms.

Slaughter and May, based in Bunhill Row, tutor and mentor pupils from The Central Foundation Boys’ School.

Many of the 900 boys come from disadvantaged backgrounds, with 70 per cent receiving free school meals, and 34 different first languages are spoken at the school.

The international law firm, working alongside educational charity The Access Project, helped organise 810 hours of tutoring for 90 pupils last year.

This summer the school achieved a 100pc A-level pass rate and a record 11 pupils won places at the UK’s top universities.

Volunteers from Slaughter and May received an Opening Doors Business Award from Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg last month for running the best outreach programme.