Many of our children join William Patten in the Nursery, aged three. A place in the Nursery does not guarantee a place in the main school. Some children, however, move on to one of two Reception classes, where they are joined by children new to the school.
Parents wishing to visit the school should do so by making an appointment through the school office.
William Patten is governed by Hackney’s admission procedures and admissions are dealt with by Hackney Education. Full details of the admissions criteria and a copy of the admission form for Reception are available on the Hackney Education website.
Parents have the right to state which school they would like their children to attend. However, if there are not enough places available in a specific school, the following criteria are applied to determine priorities:
We offer prospective parents the chance to visit school for a tour and to meet with the Headteacher. Please contact the school office to book an appointment. We are also happy to share our school’s film below. We hope that this provides an insight into the ethos of William Patten, as well as the opportunities we offer as part of our rich and diverse curriculum and the facilities that are available to enhance teaching and learning and wellbeing. The slides in the link below the film provide further details about the admissions process and how we organise the school day.