All applications to Mossbourne Victoria Park Academy must be made through the Learning Trust.  In year 7 this process begins with parents filling out the Common Application Form which is available online or through your child’s primary school in September / October of year 6.

Admissions Arrangements for 2015/16

Admissions Arrangements for 2016/17

Admissions Arrangements for 2017/18

Admissions Arrangements for 2018/19

Admissions Arrangements for 2019/20








All appeals are managed by the Hackney Learning Trust.

If you have not been offered a place at Mossbourne Victoria Park Academy (MVPA), the law entitles you to appeal against that decision to an Independent Appeal Panel. This panel is completely independent of  both the school and the Local Authority. The appeals are held in Hackney.

If you wish to appeal, please download an appeal form here. You should include any evidence or supporting material with your appeal form and you must give the grounds for your appeal at the time you lodge your appeal form. Your appeal form will not be accepted unless you state the grounds for your appeal. You may appeal for more than one school.



Secondary Transfer

Last day for lodging appeal forms for a place in year 7 to start in September 20184 pm on Thursday 29 March 2018. Any appeal forms received after this date will be considered a late appeal and may not be heard until September 2018. You MUST state the reasons for your appeal and supply any documentary evidence at this stage.
Appeals will take place on A general meeting, known as stage 1, for all parents appealing on Wednesday 25 April 2018 at 6.15 pm at Mossbourne Community Academy.

Individual “stage 2” hearings will be held on Thursday 3 and Friday 4 May 2018, depending on the number of appeals for the school. The venue for the hearings will Mossbourne Victoria Park School. These hearings are held during the day and you will be given an allocated time for your hearing.
Invitation letter giving details about your hearing will be sent by the Clerk to the Independent Appeal Panel At least 10 school days before the hearing
Any additional or supporting evidenceFriday 18 May 2018. You are advised that additional paperwork received on the day of the appeal hearing will not be taken into account.
Letter from the Clerk informing you of the decision of the independent appeal panelBy Friday 11 May 2018

In Year Appeals

These appeals are heard within 30 school days of the appeal form being lodged with the Clerk. Unless you waive this right, you will be given 10 school days’ notice of the hearing. Additional evidence must be sent to the Clerk to the panel not later than 5 working days before the hearing. Decision letters are dispatched 5 working days after the hearing. The form can be found here.

Further information on admissions appeals can be found on Hackney Learning Trust’s website.


Our students study a curriculum which is broad and balanced. A main focus is mastery in the core areas of English, Maths and Science, in which students will spend over half of lesson time.

As well as studying this core curriculum, students study:

  • Humanities
  • Spanish
  • Art, Design, Technology
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Coding
  • Physical Education

This curriculum allows a balance between academic, creative and practical subjects and ensures that students develop a range of knowledge and skills.

Students will also participate in two Guided Reading sessions each week. Students are grouped by reading age and read, discuss and review literature which will challenge and inspire them. These sessions are led by a member of staff but the onus is very much on the students to develop their oracy through public reading and debate/discussion.

In the Enrichment Programme, students join clubs and societies to broaden their horizons and extend their skills and areas of interest. From Debating, Chess, Origami, Badminton, Film Club, Biological Drawing, Music Appreciation and many more, students can choose from a wide and exciting range of Enrichment activities.

Finally, students have a Prep session at the end of each day. This allows them to:

  • reflect on what they have learnt in the day’s lessons
  • organise and prioritise their work
  • begin homework

Prep allows students to develop independent study skills and take ownership of their own learning.

Students take part in the following number of lessons in each subject per week:

English –  4

Maths – 4

Science – 4

Modern Foreign Languages – 3

Art, Design and Technology  – 2

Physical Education – 2

History – 1

Religious Studies – 1

Geography – 1

Music  – 1

Drama – 1

Coding – 1

Enrichment- 2

Guided Reading – 2

Prep – 5





Our Performance

Our first KS4 results will be published in 2019.


The full report of our 2016 OFSTED inspection can be read here.