London and KSS Foundation Schools

Welcome to the London and KSS Foundation Schools website; a collaboration between the North London Foundation School and the South Thames Foundation School.

The Schools are managed by a central administrative team based in HEE offices in London but have three distinct identities which can be explored by clicking on the relevant images below, along with information relevant across all schools which can be found in the joint school and programme information section.

London & KSS Foundation Schools Reconfiguration

Important changes are being made to how the foundation schools for London and KSS are structured. There will also be significant expansion of foundation posts from 2023 to meet the training needs for the graduates from the increased medical school places in both London and KSS as well as elsewhere.

London is moving to a Pan London Foundation School from August 2023. As the first step the current two schools of North Central and East London and North West London have been merged for the August 2022 intake. This does not affect doctors already in programme but allows greater flexibility and help with expansion planning.

The South Thames Foundation School (STFS) is uncoupling with the new KSS Foundation School being managed by a new team within the South East region. The KSS Foundation website can be found at KSS Foundation School. This enables medical graduates from the Kent & Medway Medical School, those from Brighton & Sussex Medical School, and other doctors who choose to train in KSS to stay for the duration of their foundation training.

The current South Thames programmes have been reconfigured so that F1 doctors starting in either KSS or South London in August 2022 apply to two-year programmes in either location when choosing their preferred rotations, rather than programmes composed of a year in each area.

Doctors wishing to apply to train in South London can preference programmes in:

  • South London West
  • South London East

Doctors applying to train in KSS can preference programmes in:

  • KSS West
  • KSS Central
  • KSS East

September 2022

North London Foundation School (North West London region)

Royal Albert Hall


North London Foundation School (North Central and East London region)

Canary Wharf


South Thames Foundation School (South London & KSS region)

The Shard

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