HNS and the Department for Education signed a 125 year lease with the Benyon Estate for the school building site at 1-9 Downham Road and 317-319 Kingsland Road, London N1 5AA. This location provides excellent access to residents of Central and South Hackney as well as East / South-East Islington.
HNS are working with local architects Henley Halebrown Rorrison and builders Willmott Dixon to build and develop our school. The Downham Road site was opened on 5 September 2021 and accommodates the 200 pupils in our first two year groups. This building contains 8 classrooms plus 3 seminar rooms, a science lab, art space, music practice rooms and a communal area for meals, assembly, sport and entertainment. The adjoining Kingsland Road site (formerly Travis Perkins with its listed green gates) will open in 2015.
Artist's Impressions of the Kingsland Basin Main School building.
Artist's Impressions of the Kingsland Road Art and Administration building.
Our vision for Hackney New School is to provide students with access to the widest range of opportunities in life by fostering academic excellence and instilling self-belief, intellectual curiosity and responsibility towards others in society.