HNS in Hackney

Hackney New School is developing as a central hub for a wide range of activities available to the entire Hackney community.


The school is making it a priority to interact with and benefit the local community and in this way provides a home away from home for parents and students alike. Some of the initiatives to bring this vision to life are:

  • Partnership programmes with a wide range of private and public sector organisations, including companies, arts groups, universities, international schools, sports clubs, local community groups, etc
  • Creative collaborations with other local schools (orchestra, choir, drama) leading to public performances
  • A summer school to provide additional educational programmes, community development initiatives and adult learning activities
  • Outreach programs where HNS pupils get involved in community activities as volunteers
  • The HNS Wellbeing Centre, a centre for children with emotional or behavioural difficulties available to all children across the borough and located in the restored Wharf Master’s House on Kingsland Road