Admissions announcements

Open events for 2023 admissions

Open events at Hackney secondary schools are held in September and October 2022. These events are intended for families with children who will transfer from primary to secondary school in September 2023.

Take part in research about submitting evidence to the Council

We are looking for Hackney residents to help us test a new digital service for submitting document evidence. This service allows residents to upload supporting evidence, such as proof of ID and address, in order to support access to Council services, including to support with school admissions applications.

Find out how you can take part

2nd floor reception desk opening hours

The reception desk is closed to the public until further notice.

You can also phone the service daily (Monday to Friday) 9am to 5pm on 020 8820 7000 (option 3)

You can apply for a school place, pupil benefits and many other services online on our admissions and transfers pages

You can also email your question to or

Information about Getters Talmud Torah School

Getters Talmud Torah School closed on 19 July 2018. This is because the Department of Education has removed them from their register of independent schools.

As the local education authority for Hackney children, we offer every child of school age (4-17 years old) a place at a local authority run school. These places would be in different schools depending on the availability of spaces in each year group and any special educational needs your child may have. If you require a place for your Hackney child please contact: or telephone 020 8820 7000, select option 3.

If you live in another borough, you should contact that local authority for information on places available.


Admissions and Pupil Benefits Team

020 8820 7000

Our office at Reading Lane (including the 2nd Floor Reception) is currently closed

This page was last modified on: 14 Jun 2022