How to apply or appeal


Applications for places at Halley House School are administered by the London Borough of Hackney. Parents and carers must apply via Hackney Council through their online form.

Every year, the closing date for reception class applications falls on 15 January, and notification letters are sent out the following April communicating the result of the process.


If your child has not been offered a place, you can appeal this decision. To appeal, download and complete the Halley House appeal form. This form must be sent no later than 20 days after the date of the decision against which you wish to appeal.

This is what will happen next:

1. You will be told 10 school days in advance where and when your appeal is to be heard
2. You will be invited to attend the hearing and, you may be accompanied by a friend or be represented. If you cannot attend the appeal, your written appeal will be heard in your absence
3. Five days before the hearing you will be sent a written summary of the school’s case and the reasons for the decision against which you are appealing
4. The proceedings, which will be as informal as possible, will normally be as follows:
(i) case for the school
(ii) questioning by the parent and panel
(iii) the case for the parent
(iv) questioning by school and panel
(v) reply and summing up sy School
(vi) summing up by the parent.

For in-year admissions contact our office: 020 7504 0548.

Useful link: Hackney Education and Schools.