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Cardinal Pole Catholic School

205 Morning Lane,
E9 6LG
Telephone: 020 8985 5150


Cardinal Pole is a voluntary aided Catholic secondary school for pupils aged 11-19 years. The school's specialism is Science.

Faith schools are run like other state schools but with a different stated mission. Faith schools are mostly run like other state schools. They have to follow the national curriculum except for religious studies. The schools individual admissions criteria and staffing policies may be different too, although anyone can apply for a place.

School Admissions 

For more information on mainstream secondary admissions supplementary admissions forms and additional information see the schools own website or Hackney Learning Trust Secondary Admissions information. 

Admissions for pupils with Education Health and Care Plans

The timescale and process for starting secondary school for children with an EHC plan is different from the process for children without an EHC plan who follow the mainstream process.

A separate application form will be sent to parents/carers to list the schools you prefer for your child.

In year transfers

If you decide to transfer your child to another school at any other time of the school year, please discuss your decision with the schools headteacher and then contact Hackney Learning Trust. Details below, to find out the process for an in-year transfer.

Special Educational Needs Administration Team

Post 16 provision

Cardinal Pole has a selective 6th Form offer based on ability and prior achievement.    

Find out more: Cardinal Pole 6th Form

Information about SEND or additional needs:

As part of the 2014 SEND reforms, the government asked schools to provide information about support for children with additional needs within each school.

SEN Information Reports (SEN - Special Educational Needs) are intended to explain the practical day to day approach taken within each individual school.

They should be written in a way that is helpful, clear and meaningful for parents.

To find this schools SEN Information report see the school's own website, ask the school for a printed copy or see the following Hackney Local Offer articles:

Record Last Updated on: 16/11/2017

Childcare Information

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

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