Home-to-school distance

Home-to-school distances are measured in a straight line using a computerised distance measuring system from your home address to the main entrance of the school.

You can find out the approximate distance from your home to your preferred schools using the GOV.UK schools finder 

The distance from home to school of the last child offered a place at Hackney schools (i.e. the “cut-off distance”) is summarised in the documents below and also in our schools directory. Use this information to give you an idea of how likely it is that your child will be offered a place.



Remember that the cut-off distance can change every year. We can never guarantee any child will be offered a place at any school.

Hackney Education uses geographical references (i.e. eastings and northings) provided by the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG) database to determine the start point for your address. For most homes the eastings and northings are not located at the front door but they usually fall within the footprint of your building. If you live in a block of flats the easting and northing point for the block will be used.

The measuring point used to determine the school main entrance may not be the gate or entrance currently used by children and staff entering the school. Some schools measure distance using other methods and you should check the admissions arrangements for each school you are applying to.


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This page was last modified on: 7 Jul 2022