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Transferring to another secondary school - Years 7 to 11

If you wish to apply for a secondary school place In-year, this is an application made at any time during the school year, please refer to the in-year admissions page above.

Primary to secondary transfer for September 2017

If you are a Hackney resident and your child is in year 6, born between 1 September 2005 and 31 August 2006 please apply for a secondary school place by 31 October 2016. You must apply using the online application form eAdmissions.   

At this time if you have not applied, you can still make an application using the online eAdmissions website, but your application will be recorded as a 'late' application and processed as such.  We will if possible let you know the outcome on 1st March 2017.

A separate application form must be completed for consideration of a place at the City of London Academy Shoreditch Park, please use the online form.

As part of this process, Hackney Academies and secondary schools use banding. Applicants will need to take the cognitive abilities tests (CATs) to be considered for Hackney Academies and secondary schools.

Year 6 children attending a Hackney primary school will be tested in school before the end of October 2016. For year 6 children attending primary schools outside Hackney testing will take place on 26 November 2016 and 3 December 2016 at various secondary schools in Hackney. These are the only dates available so it is important that your child attends on the date/venue allocated to you. Parents will be notified of the date and location via email 10 days prior to testing. If your child is not tested this will affect your application. Please email if you have a query about the testing.

Admissions guide

Hackney’s Secondary Schools 2017 Admissions Guide for Parents contains all the admissions arrangements for secondary schools located in Hackney as well as how the process works.

Parents will be notified of the outcome of their application on 1 March 2017.

Please contact the Admissions Team if you require further information by emailing or call 020 8820 7247 or 020 8820 7489. The team is available to the public at Hackney Learning Trust, 2nd floor reception desk between 9.30am to 4pm, Monday to Fridays. We are also open during school half-terms and other school holiday breaks from 9.30am to 2pm.

Children with special educational needs and disabilities

There is a separate transfer process for Year 6 pupils who have a statement of special educational needs or an educational, 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.



Voluntary aided secondary school supplementary forms

Cardinal Pole - Certificate of Religious Practice
Lubavitch Senior Girls' School - Supplementary Information Form 2017 18
Our Lady's Convent - Supplementary Information Form
The Urswick School - Supplementary Information Form 2017.18
Yesodey Hatorah Senior Girls' School 2017.18
Secondary School Admissions
T: 020 8820 7247 / 020 8820 7489