In year admissions are applications made for school places outside the reception class intake and Year 6 transfer to secondary school in September each year.
If you have come to live in Hackney and require a school place for your child or, have moved address within the borough and require a school closer to your new home, you must complete a In year application form where you can express a preference for the school you would like your child to attend. Your completed form must be returned to The Hackney Learning Trust Admissions Team with Passport/Birth Certificate and a Proof of Address.
You can obtain the form from the Pupil Admissions Team on 020 820 7000 or email email@example.com
Hackney residents making preferences for schools outside the borough must contact the Authority the school is in to find out how to make a preference to their schools. Information on neighbouring boroughs can be found here. If you are moving to Hackney from another country as a new arrival to the UK, you can not apply until you are resident in the borough, you must come to the Hackney Learning Trust office with the child/children to complete the application form and provide identification as well as proof of address. For those families returning to the UK, having previously lived in Hackney, you can apply up to 6 weeks before arrival provided we already have records relating to your children and your Hackney address.
If you are applying to an academy, free school or voluntary-aided school, each will have their own admissions policy, you will need to complete the school’s own supplementary information form if you wish to apply on religious grounds. This can be obtained from the school (see lists below) and must be returned to the school. You may also need to provide a baptism certificate or priest’s reference. Further information is available from the school or you can visit their website.
If you are applying for a school transfer, please note that once an application is received it may take up to 20 school days to process and we advise parents not to contact us during this time as we will not have any further information available. You will be sent a letter letting you know the outcome of your application.
The oversubscription criterion used for in-year admissions is the same as the Reception / Secondary Transfer process at the start of each year. Please see the relevant Schools Admissions Brochure below:
Details of our local schools are available here:
How to contact us:
The Admissions Team
Hackney Learning Trust
1 Reading Lane,
London E8 1GQ
Tel: 0208 820 7000 Fax 0208 820 7597