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Halley House School

We are a state-funded school and teach pupils from Reception up to Year 6, accepting children from 4 to 11 year olds.

We opened our doors in September 2015. We are a non-selective, non-denominational, co-educational primary free school and welcome children from all backgrounds. We are a one-form entry school, which means that we have one class per year group. Halley House School is wedged between Dalston and Stoke Newington, in London.

Our belief is that children learn best when they are happy and excited by what’s happening in the classroom; excellent achievements will be a by-product of the education on offer and not the only goal. Our aim is to instil a love of learning in our pupils and provide a solid foundation to build on, in the transition to secondary education and beyond.

Every pupil at our school is encouraged to achieve their maximum potential within a happy, nurturing environment.

We are part of Bellevue Place Education Trust (BPET), a multi-academy trust which supports free primary schools across London and Berkshire.

About our school experience


Activities might include:
- Observing lessons and different teaching styles
- Interacting with pupils
- Seeing how specific subjects are taught
- Learning more about the teacher training process
And much more.

Start and finish times
08:00 to 16:00 - Flexible

We are flexible with times, and happy to accommodate candidates during the school hours above. We will discuss the hours with you individually when we arrange your school experience.

Dress code

Smart casual

Teacher training

You can train to become a teacher at our school through the Bellevue Place Scitt:

- Teach First: partnered with our trust, Bellevue Place Education Trust, to deliver a one-year long School Centred Initial Teacher Training programme (SCITT) at our school. This programme involves a powerful mix of live training in class, self-directed study and one-to-one support.

At the end of the programme you will gain qualified teacher status (QTS) and Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must not have been accepted onto another teacher training course
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement availability

We offer career experience placements throughout the school year.

School experience type
In school


52-58 Arcola Street, Hackney, London, E8 2DJ
Map showing Halley House School

Not available on site

There are public car parks around Dalston, and there is one in the Kingsland Shopping Centre for those who require parking. There is no parking available on the school site.

Disability and access details

The entrance to our school is wheelchair friendly and we have a lift that runs throughout our school. We provide an inclusive environment for students, staff and school experience candidates with disability and access needs. We're happy to discuss your disability or access needs before or as part of your school experience request.

52-58 Arcola Street, Hackney, London, E8 2DJ
School phases
Primary (4 to 11)
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.