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Applications to Join The Petchey Academy

If you have any queries about admissions to the Academy please contact our Admissions Officer via email:  

Or call Lesley Samuel on: 0207 275 1500 x 1502

Year 6 into 7 Admissions

Hackney Education & Schools coordinates the application process on behalf of The Petchey Academy according to the scheme published in their annual Admissions Booklet which is in accordance with Government legislation.

Applications to join the academy in Year 7 in September 2022 should go via the Hackney Education website.  The deadline for applications is 31st October 2021.

Our Year 7 intake is 180 students. Priority is given to siblings of students currently at the academy, after which we use a randomised lottery system which allocates 50% of places from Zone 1 and 50% from Zone 2 as shown on the map below.

Places at the academy are allocated equally across bands A-D which are determined by the CATS test that every Year 6 student in Hackney sits in the autumn.


Each year the academy is over subscribed but all Hackney residents and some Islington residents have an equal and fair chance of a place and a waiting list for those that would still like to be considered for a place after initial allocation.

In-Year Admissions

Any student interested in joining the Academy mid way through the year must apply via Hackney Education. Information and an application form can be found by following the link below.

Hackney Education website

Applications for a Place in the Sixth Form

Applications for a place at The Petchey Academy Sixth Form are welcomed from students and/or their parents. Applicants must complete the  Sixth Form online application form and submit this by the deadline date published in the Sixth Form prospectus. All applicants will be offered an admissions meeting to discuss course options available at the academy. The Petchey Academy entry requirements are published in the Sixth Form prospectus which is published annually.

Please visit our Sixth Form pages for more information.

Admissions Policy

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Admissions Policy 2021-2022

Admissions Policy 2020-2021

Operation of Waiting List

If we receive more applications than there are places available, we will operate a waiting list.

Parents wishing to add their child to the waiting list must contact Hackney Education . Children’s position on the waiting list will be determined solely in accordance with the oversubscription criteria set out in our Admissions Policy. Where places become vacant they will be allocated to children on the waiting list in accordance with the oversubscription criteria and their CATS band score.


For more information and advice on applying to a Hackney secondary school please visit the Hackney Education Website. 


Appeal Dates & Information

Appeal Dates & Information