Admissions consultation

Consultation on school admission arrangements for the school year beginning September 2021

What is this consultation about?

We want to know what you think about the admission arrangements for schools in Hackney for the academic year starting in September 2021 and finishing in July 2022.

The proposed admission arrangements are available to read and download/print at the bottom of this page.

The admission arrangements include:

  • how Hackney Learning Trust will manage applications for Reception, Year 7 and In Year admissions (the “schemes of coordination”)
  • the admission numbers for schools in Hackney i.e. how many places each school will offer
  • how schools figure out who has priority for school places (the “oversubscription criteria”)

For a paper copy of the arrangements please email admissions@learningtrust.co.uk or phone 020 8820 7000 (option 3).

When is the consultation?

The consultation is open from Monday 16 December 2019 until Friday 24 January 2020.

If you want to give your views you must submit your response during this period.

Who is involved in the consultation?

The ‘admissions authority’ of each school must consult the following groups:

  • parents of children between the ages of 2 and 18
  • other persons in the area who have an interest in the proposed arrangements
  • all other admission authorities within the local area
  • the local authority (Hackney Learning Trust)
  • any adjoining neighbouring local authorities
  • any local faith organisation (if a faith school)

Hackney Learning Trust is the admission authority for all community schools in Hackney. For voluntary aided schools (religious schools) the admission authority is the governing body. For academies and free schools the academy trust (proprietor) is the admission authority.

The schools that are consulting on their admission arrangements are listed below – including a brief comment about the proposed changes. The proposed admission arrangements are available to read and download/print at the bottom of this page.

How do I give my feedback?

In writing
Please email your comments regarding Hackney Learning Trust admission arrangements i.e. regarding community schools and the schemes of coordination to admissions@learningtrust.co.uk
Comments about voluntary aided schools, academies and free schools should be submitted to the school directly.

In person
There will be a public drop-in session on Wednesday 8 January 2020 from 5pm to 6pm at Hackney Learning Trust, 1 Reading Lane, E8 1GQ.

What are the changes?

Hackney Community Schools

There are no changes proposed by Hackney Learning Trust on the following arrangements but you can still make comments.

  • the schemes of coordination for Reception, Year 7 and In Year admissions
  • the oversubscription criteria for community schools including 6th forms and the PAN (published admission number) for schools

Access the proposed arrangements at the bottom of this page. For a paper copy of the arrangements please email admissions@learningtrust.co.uk or phone 020 8820 7000 (option 3).

Religious Schools and Academies

The following voluntary aided schools/academies are proposing changes to their admission arrangements. A summary of the main changes are shown beside the school name:

  • The Olive School – waiting lists fall in line with Hackney Learning Trust's arrangements and a change of address section has been added (please note the closing date for comments for this school is 10 January 2020)
  • Mossbourne Community Academy – extending the outer zone from 3km to 4km and discontinuation of the social medical priority
  • Our Lady's Catholic High School – removal of the use of the Catholic Certificate of Practice (CCP) from the admissions policy and Supplementary Information Form (SIF)
  • St Paul's with St Michael's - no changes proposed but required to consult as it is 7 years since the last consultation

The proposed arrangements are below. For a paper copy of the arrangements please contact the school directly.

Contacts

Admissions and Pupil Benefits Team

Telephone
020 8820 7000 (option 3)

In person: Tuesdays 9am - 1pm and Thursdays 1pm - 5pm at 2nd Floor Reception, 1 Reading Lane, E8 1GQ

This page was last modified on: 13 Dec 2019