Local authorities have a statutory duty to ensure there are a significant number of school places for pupils and that places are planned effectively. In Hackney, this is managed by Hackney Learning Trust (HLT), the Council’s education service.
HLT has implemented a School Place Planning (SPP) Group to monitor school rolls, school roll projections and the financial health of schools, taking steps, where appropriate, to implement school organisation changes across the borough in consultation with other council departments.
School Organisation Plan (SOP)
HLT’s School Organisation Plan is updated annually. This plan provides an overview of the educational provision on offer in Hackney, current pupil numbers and projected demand, and a summary of planned school organisation changes which have been agreed by the School Place Planning Group.