Apply for a primary school place

Primary schools in Hackney

If you are a Hackney resident and your child was born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014, you should apply for a reception school place by 15 January 2018.

Choosing a primary school is a huge decision and we are pleased that you are thinking about sending your child to a Hackney school.

Our local schools have changed immeasurably over the last decade. More than 98% of our primary schools are currently rated by Ofsted as good or outstanding and 64% pupils in Hackney Primary Schools reach the expected standard in reading, writing and maths at Key Stage 2, which is 11% above the national average.

Starting school in September 2018

We’ll offer your child a full-time school place for the start of the school year when they turn five. All children must start reception by the term following their fifth birthday. If your child was born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014, they are due to start reception class next year.

You can apply for up to six schools: we recommend that you do this. Don’t just apply for one school.

You will find lots of useful information in our primary school admissions guide

Children with Education, Health and Care Plans

There is a separate transfer process for pupils who have or are likely to get an Education, Health and Care Plan. Do not complete the online form. Please call 020 8820 7326 for further information. You can also find out more about how children with SEND can be supported before and when starting primary school on the Hackney Local Offer website.


Primary School Admissions

020 8820 7247 / 020 8820 7501
This page was last modified on: 16 May 2018