How to apply or appeal

We look forward to welcoming you to visit our school during 2021-22 academic year for our regular tours (Government COVID Guidance allowing).

During the pandemic we created a video which, we hope, gives you a flavour of our ‘Reception Resources’ and allows you to meet our ‘Team’, it’s just 5 minutes long so please do sit with your child and family members to watch ‘Welcome to Reception at Halley House School.’

Timetable for Admissions to Reception Class – September 2022 – Hackney Education and Schools

Wednesday 1st September 2021 – Applications open 

Saturday 15th January 2022 – Closing date for applications. You will not be able to make any changes to your online application after this date.

Tuesday 19th April 2022 – National Offer Day – If you have applied online you will receive an email from anytime after 6pm telling you the outcome of your application. If you completed a paper application form, Hackney Education and Schools will send you a letter telling you the outcome of your application.

May 2022 – You must confirm at the acceptance of the school offer. If you receive a letter from Hackney Education and Schools, you must return the acceptance reply slip.


To Appeal a Decision for a place at Halley House School please download and complete this BPET APPEALS 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. 5 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 by School;
(vi) summing up by the parent.


For in-year admissions please contact:, 020 7504 0548

To contact Hackney Education and Schools:

Telephone: 020 8820 7000    Email:
For further information on the admissions click here

Please see full details of our Admissions Policy here.