The School at Hackney City Farm

Logo 1What is The School at Hackney City Farm?

The School at Hackney City Farm is a unique alternative education provider for young people who are not in school because of behaviour, emotional and/or social difficulties leading to lack of engagement, disaffection and poor attendance. Another option if you are in a situation similar to that described above, is to take a look at the resources offered at Heytutor

Our mission is to
“Engage, nurture, care; and prepare young people for their future lives”

This mission statement informs everything we do. Read our full mission statement here.


We admit up to 10 young people between the ages of 13 and 17.
Admission is via referral through:
New Regents College; Ickburgh Road, E5 8AD.   Tel. 020 8985 6833.

School Policies:

Accessibility Plan

Anti-bullying-Policy 10/17

Appraisal Policy  10/17

Attendance-policy 10/17

Behaviour Policy

Data Protection Policy

DofE guidance on_Harassment_and_Sexual_Violence, May 2018

Equality Policy

Health & Safety Policy

Medical Needs Policy, including all the to follow procedures in case of medical negligence and the sites related as

Online Safety Policy (Sep-16)

PHSE and SRE Policy

Risk Assessment Policy

Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy

SEND Information Report   SEN Policy


Please click here for our Curriculum Overview

Governor’s Information

The school proprietor is the chair of Hackney City Farm Trustees. David Brook can be contacted on 020 7729 6381 or

The Governors of the School are led by John Condon (Chair) assisted by Catrin Lewis and Chris Pounds. They may be contacted on 020 7729 6381 or   The proprietor is also a member of the Governing Body.

The postal address for the Proprietor and the Governors is

The School at Hackney City Farm,
Hackney City Farm,
1a Goldsmith’s Row,
London, E2 8QA

Tel: 020 7729 6391

OFSTED Reports: Overall Effectiveness Rated GOOD (March 2018)

March 2018 Download Here

Exam & Assessment Results

The School is a referral unit for young people with diverse educational backgrounds.

Of the 8 students that completed examinations at the School in the 2016-2017 academic year we are pleased to report that 7 achieved Maths Functional Skills at Level 3. Additionally 2 students gained English at Level 2 and 1 an accredited ICT qualification.

All students had improved attendance as a result of attending the School. Upon leaving all 8 planned to continue in further education in a variety of fields.

If you would like further information on our students achievements please do not hesitate to contact the School Manger directly.

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is held by the school’s educational partners, New Regent’s College. This is used to fund the placement at our school, as well as to pay for team support from the College.

Charging & Remissions

The School at Hackney City Farm is an Alternative Provider and makes no individual pupil or parent charges.

School Complaints Procedure

Please click here for our Complaints Procedure 03/18