Apply for a secondary school place

Important dates

Date Activity/action required
Thursday 1 September 2022 Online applications open
September/October 2022 Open days and evenings at Hackney secondary schools
October 2022 Cognitive ability tests for children attending Hackney primary schools
Monday 31 October 2022 Closing date for on-time applications
Saturday 19 November 2022 and Saturday 26 November 2022 Cognitive ability tests for children attending primary schools outside Hackney
Friday 9 December 2022 Last date to:
explain why your application was late
request changes to your application submitted on time
provide evidence of a change of address
Wednesday 1 March 2023 National Offer Day
Wednesday 15 March 2023 Last date to respond to your offer
September 2023 Children start secondary school

Late applications

The deadline to apply is 31 October 2022. 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 Friday 9 December 2022. 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 1 March 2023, 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
This page was last modified on: 28 Mar 2023