Apply for a secondary school place

You will be able to apply online for a secondary school place from 1 September 2023. The online system is available 24 hours 7 days a week. Applications will be accepted up to the closing date of 31 October 2023, however Hackney Education would prefer Hackney residents to apply by 20 October 2023. Applications should be submitted before 31 October to be treated as on-time, but you can still apply after this date.

How to apply

To apply online you will need an email address to register on the eadmissions website. If you don’t have an email address you can go to Google mail and click on the ‘Create an account’ button.

Once you have registered you will be sent an email giving details of how to start your application. Once you’re happy with your application, make sure you press the ‘Submit Application’ button. After you have submitted your application you can make changes as many times as you like up until midnight on 31 October. If you apply after 31 October you can submit your application only once.

The address you give must be your child’s current permanent address (the place where they spend most of their time Monday to Friday). If you give false or misleading information about your (or your child’s) address, the school place may be withdrawn, and you may be prosecuted.

If you have twins, triplets or multiple birth children you must apply separately for each child. Some schools give special consideration to multiple birth children so that they are offered the same school.

To help you we have prepared a step-by-step guide to submitting your application. You can read the guide as you make your application.

If you wish to change your preferences before the closing date, 31 October 2023, you must login to the online application system, make changes and then resubmit your application. You will be sent a confirmation email after you have submitted your changes.

If you applied on time, but decide to change your preferences after the closing date, the changes will only be reflected after national offer day on 1 March 2024.

Help and support

If you need help logging into your online application or registering to apply online you can contact the London eAdmissions support helpdesk on 020 8255 5555 (option 1).

If you have any other problems using the system please contact the admissions team on 020 8820 7000 (option 3) or email

After you have applied

You must complete the application process fully. After you have submitted your application correctly you will receive an email with your application reference number. You do not need to seek further confirmation from the admissions team.

If you do not get a confirmation email you should go back to the online application and complete the process. The system will clearly indicate the date and time that the application was submitted.

Supplementary Information Forms (SIF)

Religious schools will ask for extra information about your membership of a particular faith. You will need to complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) and return it to the school concerned if you want to be given priority under their faith based criteria.

The following religious secondary schools in Hackney will ask you to complete a supplementary form:

Data protection

The London Borough of Hackney is a data controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection Act 2018. The London Borough of Hackney will handle any personal data provided during an admissions application in accordance with this information legislation.

Your personal data will be processed for the purposes of handling your school admission application, school admission appeals, sending you questionnaires, and assessing pupils’ eligibility for various pupil benefits and services as appropriate. The London Borough of Hackney also has a duty under the Children’s Act 2004 to work with partners to provide and improve services for children and young people in the borough. Therefore we may also share this information where necessary with other bodies responsible for administering Health, safeguarding and other services to children and young people where the law allows. The London Borough of Hackney must also protect public funds and may use personal information to detect and prevent fraud.

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Admissions and Pupil Benefits Team

020 8820 7000
This page was last modified on: 3 Mar 2024