Hackney School Guide

Posted: 30 July 2018 by Higgins Homes

Are you considering relocating to or within London, but aren’t sure which area will offer your children the best start in life? We’ve compiled this guide to 14 of the very best primary and secondary schools this vibrant part of the Capital has to offer. 

Primary Schools

These seven schools are some of the best in the region for primary-aged children.

Daubeney Primary School

Distance from The Omnium: 3 miles

Ofsted rating: Good (inspected 23rd October 2013)

Total number of pupils on roll: 633

Summary: Daubeney Primary School is a Community School establishment in Hackney for 3 - 11 year old pupils. The school treats children as well rounded people, developing their social, emotional and physical skills.

St John the Baptist Voluntary Aided Church of England Primary School

Distance from The Omnium: 0.7 miles

Ofsted rating: Outstanding (inspected 3rd October 2017)

Total number of pupils on roll: 327

Summary: St. John the Baptist is a Church of England school that prides itself on a strong Christian ethos. There are currently 15 classes; 2 classes from Years 1-6 and one nursery class.

Sebright School

Distance from The Omnium: 1.3 miles

Ofsted rating: Good (inspected 19th November 2014)

Total number of pupils on roll: 427

Summary: Sebright School works to make learning and growing an enjoyable, positive experience and prepare children for a successful future in the real world. The school treats children as well rounded people, developing their social, emotional and physical skills, as well as focusing on their academic progress.

Woodberry Down Community Primary School

Distance from The Omnium: 2.9 miles

Ofsted rating: Outstanding (inspected 15th June 2012)

Total number of pupils on roll: 603

Summary: Woodberry Down Primary School strives for an atmosphere that is stimulating and creative, where children can flourish. The teachers and leaders are committed to helping individuals build upon their strengths and talents, removing any barriers to learning and ensuring children reach and aim to exceed age-related national expectations.

Shacklewell Primary School

Distance from The Omnium: 1.4 miles

Ofsted rating: Good

Total number of pupils on roll: 461

Summary: Shacklewell Primary School believes in working closely with the local community to provide the highest quality education for all pupils. The school embraces modern teaching and learning approaches which will improve the life chances of all pupils.

Hoxton Garden Primary

Distance from The Omnium: 0.6 miles

Ofsted rating: Good (inspected 24th February 2016)

Total number of pupils on roll: 302

Summary: Hoxton Garden School is committed to providing a caring, happy, welcoming environment that meets the needs of each child and ensures that all pupils have equal access to a broad and balanced curriculum including interaction with, and appreciation of, the arts and many opportunities for wider enrichment.

Shoreditch Park Primary School

Distance from The Omnium: 0.2 miles

Ofsted rating: Outstanding (inspected 2nd May 2013)

Total number of pupils on roll: 394

Summary: Shoreditch Park Primary School is committed to providing children with the very best education to ensure that each child reaches their maximum potential and develops a lasting love of learning and sense of curiosity in the world around them.

Secondary Schools

These seven senior schools are some of the best within close proximity to The Omnium.

The City Academy, Hackney

Distance from The Omnium: 2.8 miles

Ofsted rating: Outstanding (inspected 25th January 2012)

Total number of pupils on roll: 1,086

Summary: The City Academy provides academic, creative, sporting, linguistic, and personal educational experiences. The ‘City Experience’ is delivered through teaching the formal and informal curriculum, and the support of its sponsors: The City of London Corporation and KPMG.

Mossbourne Community Academy

Distance from The Omnium: 2 miles

Ofsted rating: Outstanding (inspected 14th January 2010)

Total number of pupils on roll: 1,315

Summary: As one of the country’s leading academies, Mossbourne Community Academy is in the vanguard of school improvement. Working in the local community and within a strong partnership of Hackney schools. Mossbourne aims to raise aspirations, expectations and achievement for all students and continue to make a major contribution to the development of educational excellence in Hackney. 

Yesodey Hatorah Senior Girls School

Distance from The Omnium: 3.3 miles

Ofsted rating: Good (inspected 11th September 2014)

Total number of pupils on roll: 301

Summary: Yesodey Hatorah School for Girls is a secondary school for girls only, serving the Orthodox Jewish Charedi community of Stamford Hill.

Cardinal Pole Catholic School

Distance from The Omnium: 2.3 miles

Ofsted rating: Good (inspected 17th January 2017)

Total number of pupils on roll: 1,056

Summary: Cardinal Pole School is a Catholic community with a long history of success, with state-of-the-art facilities. It is a well-established mixed 11-19 comprehensive school with a wealth of achievements and experience.

The Bridge Academy

Distance from The Omnium: 0.8 miles

Ofsted rating: Good (inspected 16th January 2018)

Total number of pupils on roll: 1,074

Summary: The Bridge Academy educates 900 students in year 7-11 and 250 students in year 12-13. Specialising in Music and Mathematics, the school teaches a broad and rich curriculum for students of all abilities. The Bridge Academy gives young people the best possible education whatever their background or ability and helps them to develop a life-long enthusiasm for learning. 

Clapton Girls' Academy

Distance from The Omnium: 2.7 miles

Ofsted rating: Outstanding (inspected 22nd May 2013)

Total number of pupils on roll: 1,154

Summary: Clapton Girls Academy provides an inspiring environment where students are safe, valued and accepted. The school supports all students to develop the skills and strategies they need to shape their future and flourish as independent people in whatever areas they choose.

Our Lady's Convent Roman Catholic High School

Distance from The Omnium: 3.5 miles

Ofsted rating: Good (inspected 13th December 2016)

Total number of pupils on roll: 747

Summary: Our Lady’s Convent High School is an all girls’ Catholic school with four forms of entry and a mixed Sixth Form. The school has a strong commitment to nurturing the individual, as well as promoting excellent academic outcomes.

School comparison tools you can use

Want to investigate the school scene around Hackney further? Check out as the government’s official comparison tool for schools and colleges in the area.

Whatever school you decide is right for your son or daughter, there can be no disputing the fact that Hackney offers excellent educational facilities and is a great place to raise children.

Our brand new development, The Omnium, offers a stunning range of apartments in the heart of Hackney.

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Please note that all school summaries have been taken from the Hackney Learning Trust’s school directory


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