Apply for a secondary school place

Late applications

Applications open on 1 September 2017 and the closing date is Tuesday 31 October 2017. If you submit your application after this date it will only be considered if there were exceptional reasons that prevented you from applying on time. For example, this could be:

  • where you are a single parent and you have been seriously ill for an extended period;
  • a member of your immediate family has died; or
  • if your family has recently moved into the area or has just returned from abroad.

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 Friday 8 December 2017. After this date your application will be late regardless of the circumstances and will only be considered after all applications sent in on time have been dealt with.

Important dates to remember

  • Friday 1 September 2017
    Online applications open
  • From Wednesday 13 September to Thursday 12 October 2017
    Open days and evenings at Hackney secondary schools
  • From Monday 2 October to Friday 20 October 2017
    Cognitive ability tests for children attending Hackney primary schools
  • Friday 20 October 2017
    Closing date for Hackney residents to apply
  • Tuesday 31 October 2017
    Statutory deadline to apply
  • Saturday 25 November 2017 and Saturday 2 December 2017
    Cognitive ability tests for children attending primary schools outside Hackney
  • Friday 8 December 2017
    Last date to explain why your application was late or request changes to your application submitted on time
  • Thursday 1 March 2018
    National offer day
  • Thursday 15 March 2018
    Last date to respond to your offer
  • Wednesday 28 March 2018
    Appeal deadline
  • May/June 2018
    Appeal hearings will take place
  • 31 August 2018
    All applicants are cleared from waiting lists
  • September 2018
    Children start school


Secondary School Admissions

020 8820 7247 / 020 8820 7489
This page was last modified on: 14 Mar 2018