Consultation on the amalgamation/closure of 6 Hackney primary schools

Closed 16 Jul 2023

Opened 5 Jun 2023

Results updated 19 Sep 2023



Hackney Council is consulting on proposals to close or amalgamate (merge) six primary schools.

The proposals have been developed due to the significant fall in pupil numbers in primary schools in Hackney. This downward trend is also happening across London. 

The six schools identified for amalgamation or closure have all experienced falling rolls and as a result have received less government funding for them to operate effectively. Over time, falling rolls creates increasing financial pressure on schools.

For full details of the consultation proposals view the consultation documents below. You can share your views and comments on the proposals until 16 July 2023.

At the end of this consultation period, Hackney Council will make a decision on whether to issue a statutory notice on the proposals. This is likely to be in September or October of this year.

Consultation documents:

Consultation on the closure of De Beauvoir Primary School

Consultation on the closure of Randal Cremer Primary School

Consultation on the amalgamation of Baden Powell Primary School with Nightingale Primary School

Consultation on the amalgamation of Colvestone Primary School with Princess May Primary School

If you have any questions about this proposal, or if you require this document in a different format, please email We will consider your request and get back to you in the next five working days. 

For more information and to read the frequently asked questions visit the Hackney Education website


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