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Primary to secondary transfer for September 2018

Apply if your child was born between 1 September 2006 and 31 August 2007

Apply before 31 October 2017


Find out more about Hackney's Secondary Schools in the Secondary Schools Admissions Guide.

Read the step-by-step instructions in the Online Admissions Application Guide.

When you are ready to apply click on the eAdmissions apply online button - found below the two guides.

Online Admissions Application Guide
Secondary Schools Admissions Guide

Address Verification
The address you give must be your child’s current permanent address (the place where they spend most of their time Monday to Friday). You do not need to provide us with proof of address as your application will be checked against council tax and other council records.

If you give false or misleading information about your (or your child’s) address, the school place may be withdrawn, and you may be prosecuted.

Banding Tests
Most Hackney secondary schools require applicants to sit a cognitive ability test (CAT).

If your child attends a Hackney primary school (in Year 6) they will take the CAT test at their school between Monday 2 October to Friday 20 October 2017.

If your child attends a school outside Hackney they will be invited to sit the CAT test at a Hackney secondary school on Saturday 25 November or Saturday 2 December 2017. It is your responsibility to ensure your child is available to sit the test on these dates. There are no alternative test dates and if your child does not sit the banding test your application will be disadvantaged.

Children with Educational Health & Care Plans
There is a separate transfer process for Year 6 pupils who have a statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan. Do not complete the online form, a separate application form will be sent to you to list the schools you prefer for your child. If you have not received this form, please call Barbara Carpenter on 020 8820 7326 who will then direct you to the correct person to speak with or go to Special Educational Needs section on this website.

Open Days:


Open Events

Cardinal Pole Catholic School

Tuesday 26 September, 5 – 8pm (Head teacher speaks at 5.30pm and 6.30pm)
Thursday 28 September through to Friday 6 October from 9 – 10.15 am

City of London Academy, Shoreditch Park

Wednesday 27 September, 4.30-7.30pm

Clapton Girls’ Academy

Saturday 16 September, 10 am – 12.30pm
Thursday 21 September, 9.15 - 10.30 am
Tuesday 26 September, 9.15 - 10.30 am
Wednesday 4 October, 9.15 - 10.30 am
Thursday 12 October, 5 – 7.30 pm

Hackney New School

Friday 22 September, 9 – 11 am
Friday 29 September, 9 – 11 am
Friday 6 October, 9 – 11 am
Open mornings by appointment only in 30 min blocks)
Tuesday 10 October, 7 – 9 pm

Haggerston School

Monday 2 October, 5 – 7.30pm
Wednesday 4 October, 9 - 10am
Wednesday 11 October, 9 - 10am
Wednesday 18 October, 9 - 10am
(Open mornings by appointment only)

Lubavitch Senior Girls School

Wednesday 13 September
(Contact the school for further information.)

Mossbourne Community Academy

Thursday 21 September, 4.30 - 7.30 pm
(Last entry: 7:30pm.  Evening ends at 8 pm)

Mossbourne Victoria Park

Thursday 28th September, 4.30 - 7.30pm
(Last entry: 7:30pm.  Evening ends at 8pm)

Our Lady’s Convent High School

Tuesday 19 September, 4.00 - 8.00pm
(Last entry: 7:30pm. Evening ends at 8pm)

Skinners’ Academy

Wednesday 20 September, 4.30 - 6.30pm
Wednesday 4 October, 5 - 7pm
Thursday 5 October, 9 - 10am

Stoke Newington School and Sixth Form

Monday 18 September, 5 - 7.30 pm
Monday 9 October, 5 - 7.30 pm
Monday 25 through to Thursday 28 September, 9.45 to 10.45 am
Monday 16 October, 9.45 to 10.45 am

The Bridge Academy

Thursday 14 September, 4.30 - 7.30 pm. (Last admission 7.00 pm)
Thursday 28 September & Thursday 5 October 9.00 - 10.15 am (Last admission at 9.15 am)

The City Academy, Hackney

Thursday 5 October, 5 - 8 pm (Visitors from 4.30 pm. Last entry: 7:30 pm. Evening ends at 8 pm)
Thursday 12 October, 9.45 – 11 am & 10.20 – 11.30 am
Friday 13 October 9.45 – 11 am & 10.20 – 11.30 am (Open mornings by appointment only, book via school website)

The Petchey Academy

Monday 25 September, 5.30-8pm (last entry at 7.30 pm)
Open Mornings every Thursday 8:30 am (by appointment only, book by emailing

The Urswick School

Tuesday 3 October, 5.30 – 7.30 pm (Headteacher speaks at 6.15pm & 7.00pm)
Tours commence at 9am and 10am every Tuesday and Thursday between 14 September and 19 October 2017.
Contact the school for further information.

Yesodey Hatorah Senior Girls School

Open mornings are held in September and October 2017 by appointment only.


Please contact the Admissions Team if you require further information by emailing or call 020 8820 7247 or 020 88207489.


Secondary School Contacts List



Supplementary forms

Cardinal Pole - Supplementary Form 2018-19
Lubavitch Ruth Lunzer Girls with Supplementary Form 2018-19
Our Lady's Convent High School - Supplementary Form 2018-19
The Urswick School - Supplementary Form 2018
Yesodey Hatorah - Supplementary Form 2018-19