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 Important information about Hackney schools 


This section provides information about maintained schools in Hackney.  For information about the provision of education in the independent sector please visit the Independent Schools Council. 

  • Safeguarding
    There is a duty on everyone supporting or working with children and young people to safeguard and promote their welfare.
  • Complaints procedure
    Who to contact and what to do if you have a complaint.
  • Supervised medication
    Pupils who need to take their medicines in school must have written permission and instructions from their parent, guardian and/or GP, explaining what the medicines are and how they should be administered.
  • Children in care
    Local authorities have a duty to promote the educational achievement of children in care.
  • Attendance 
    Every child is entitled to an education. Find out what the law says about school attendance and authorised or unauthorised absences.
  • Holidays in term time 
    You can only take your child out of school during term time if you apply to the head teacher in advance and there are exceptional circumstances.
  • Pupil records
    A pupil's educational record includes their academic achievements, other skills and abilities, pupil reports, and communications from teachers or other LEA employees.
  • Travellers
    Education services and resources available to Travellers in Hackney.
  • Exclusions
    Information about fixed term and permanent exclusions.
  • Re-engagement Unit
    This service provides support for children whose behaviour means they are having difficulty engaging with learning. 
  • Elective home education
    Find out more about educating your child at home.
  • Home tuition
    The Home Tuition Service provides one-to-one tuition to pupils in their home while they are unable to attend school. 
  • Language support
    Advice and support to children, families and schools to help pupils who do not have English as their first language.  
  • Child employment
    Employers have a responsibility to ensure that children are registered with the Local Authority and have a work permit.
  • Educational visits
    Information about the educational visits available for pupils in Hackney.