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Open events

Open events at Hackney secondary schools are held in September and October 2019. These events are intended for families with children who will transfer from primary to secondary school in September 2020.

View secondary school open events

2nd floor reception desk opening hours

The 2nd floor reception desk opening hours for school admissions and pupil benefits are:

  • Tuesdays 9am to 1pm
  • Thursdays 1pm to 5pm

You can also phone the service daily (Monday to Friday) 9am to 5pm on 020 8820 7000 (option 3)

You can apply for a school place, pupil benefits and many other services online on our admissions and transfers pages

You can also email your question to or

Information about Getters Talmud Torah School

Getters Talmud Torah School closed on 19 July 2018. This is because the Department of Education has removed them from their register of independent schools.

As the local education authority for Hackney children, we offer every child of school age (4-17 years old) a place at a local authority run school. These places would be in different schools depending on the availability of spaces in each year group and any special educational needs your child may have. If you require a place for your Hackney child please contact: or telephone 020 8820 7000, select option 3.

If you live in another borough, you should contact that local authority for information on places available.


Admissions and Pupil Benefits Team

020 8820 7000 (option 3)

The following are cancelled for the foreseeable future - In person: Tuesdays 9am - 1pm and Thursdays 1pm - 5pm at 2nd Floor Reception, 1 Reading Lane, E8 1GQ

This page was last modified on: 10 Feb 2020