This page contains information about admissions in September 2020 and September 2021, and Appeals.

Admissions to Year 7 in September 2021

The last year of primary school for your child typically speeds by, partly due to the fact that you are looking to the future as soon as Year 6 starts. The deadline for applying to Hackney secondary schools is in the October of the year before your child progresses to secondary school, so this is an important time of research and exploration.

We’re very proud of our Academy and welcome any questions you may have.

Skinners’ Academy’s planned Year 6 Open Events for this term have been cancelled.

However, we have put together two short videos which we hope will give you a true sense of what Skinners’ Academy is about and what we have to offer. I do hope you find the videos both enjoyable and informative.


(Please call 02088007411 if you are having difficulties with internet access)


Please Note:

Applications for Year 7 Admissions to Skinners’ Academy will be coordinated through your home borough’s co-ordinated admission arrangements (e.g. through Hackney Learning Trust (HLT) for Hackney residents) and we use HLT’s published timetable. Applications for places at the Academy must be made using the Common Application Form for the relevant local authority where the applicant resides.​

(For your reference, the Skinners’ Academy DFE number is 204 6909)

All applicants need to take a banding test. Those living in Hackney, and attending Hackney primary schools, will take the test at their primary school. Those who live outside Hackney, or attend primary schools outside Hackney, must make sure that they take the test which is carried out in Hackney, generally in late November. Any enquiries about taking the banding test should be made direct to Hackney Learning Trust. Please see our Admissions Policy 2021-2022 here for further information on untested applicants.

More information about the co-ordinated secondary schools admissions procedure is available on the “Before you apply” section of the Hackney Learning Trust website.

A copy of the Skinners’ Academy Prospectus 2020-2021, some additional information from the prospectus and a brief Skinners’ Academy Admissions FAQ sheet which you may find helpful can be accessed below.



Admissions to Year 7 in September 2020

The deadline for applying for a place in Year 7 in September 2020 has passed. If you have not applied, and wish to do so, you must contact the local authority in which you live.


The Academy’s oversubscription criteria (which apply if there are more applications than places) applicable to admissions to Year 7 in September 2021, are clearly explained in our Admissions Policy 2021-2022 which can be accessed below.


If you have not been offered a place at Skinners’ Academy, the law entitles you to appeal against that decision to an Independent Appeal Panel. This panel is completely independent of the school and the Local Authority. The appeals are held in Hackney.


Mid-term Appeals
The last day for lodging appeal forms following a refusal for a place mid-term is 20 school days upon receipt of your letter of refusal. You MUST state the reasons for your appeal and supply documentary evidence at this stage. Appeal forms and other information must be submitted/uploaded here. Appeals are held within 30 school days of the receipt of the appeal form.

More generally a leaflet explaining the appeals process is available here.


Appeals for September 2021

Information will be available here from February 2021.

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