The Petchey Academy

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Shacklewell Lane
E8 2EY
020 72751500
11 - 18
Academy sponsor led mainstream
4 1 1 2 3 4
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5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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This is an average-sized secondary school. It opened to Year 7 students in September 2006 and moved into new premises in September 2007. A sixth form (University Gateway) opened in September 2011. In 2011, the academy saw its first full set of GCSE examination results. The academy meets the current floor standards for attainment and progress. There are more boys than girls. The proportions of students known to be eligible for free school meals or who speak English as an additional language are both well above the national average. The proportion of disabled students and those who have special educational needs is above average, and the proportion of students having a statement of special educational needs is well above average. Students’ mobility is a little above average. The proportion of students from minority ethnic groups is well above average with considerable diversity. The academy specialises in health, care and medical science. It has gained several awards including Every Child Matters (ECM) Gold, Inclusion Award and National Healthy School Status.

The Petchey Academy Catchment Area Map

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The Petchey Academy Reviews

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“Support and excellent teaching provided at The Petchey Academy.”
"> I write as a parent who feels both lucky and grateful for the support and excellent teaching provided at The Petchey Academy. My son has attended since September and I have been so impressed with the care given to make him settle and enjoy life at the academy. His confidence has steadily improved as has his personal organisation. His good behaviour and progress is really recognised and praised which is very encouraging for him. He is rising to new challenges in a social environment he naturally finds challenging. Most of all, he seems to be enjoying his learning and his general school experience. I feel I have found a school that listens and responds to children and parents. I love that the whole environment is encouraging, positive and caring in it's ethos. Every visit I have to the school truly impresses and touches me! I think the school's communication all round is excellent and I feel very happy to have such confidence in the school.
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News & events from The Petchey Academy

Last update: 04 May 2020



Y6 Open Days are from 5.30-8pm. Hackney secondary schools work together to minimise clashes and support parents to be able to attend the open days of choice. 

The Petchey Academy will consider all applications for places. 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 system is adopted for those that would still like to be considered for a place after initial allocation. Parents must apply by the end of October each year via the Hackney Learning Trust website.  

Applications to Sixth Form

We welcome applications to our Sixth Form from students all over Hackney and the surrounding boroughs. Please visit our Sixth Form pages for more information. Click here. 

Please email [email protected] for more information or to register your interest.

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