Apply for a secondary school place

Important dates

Monday 2 September 2019 Online applications open
Wednesday 11 September to Friday 18 October 2019 Open days and evenings at Hackney secondary schools
Monday 30 September 2019 to Friday 18 October 2019 Cognitive ability tests for children attending Hackney primary schools
Friday 18 October 2019 Closing date (please apply by this date)
Thursday 31 October 2019 Statutory closing date
Saturday 23 November 2019 and Saturday 30 November 2019 Cognitive ability tests for children attending primary schools outside Hackney
Tuesday 10 December 2019 Last date to:
explain why your application was late
request changes to your application submitted on time
provide evidence of a change of address
Monday 2 March 2020 National Offer Day
Monday 16 March 2020 Last date to respond to your offer
September 2020 Children start secondary school

Late applications

The deadline to apply is 31 October 2019. If your application is submitted after this date, it will be considered late unless exceptional reasons prevented you from applying on time. For example:

  • you are a single parent and have been seriously ill for an extended period
  • a member of your immediate family has died
  • your family has recently moved into the area or has just returned from abroad (in this case we'll also need to see proof of ownership or tenancy of a property within Hackney as well as a utility bill)

The last date that exceptional reasons can be considered and agreed is Tuesday 10 December 2019. After this date your application will be late regardless of the circumstances and will only be considered after all applications that were sent in on time have been dealt with. This is most likely to be after 2 March 2020, but you may still receive a letter telling you the outcome of your application on this date.


Admissions and Pupil Benefits Team

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: 27 Aug 2019