The Urswick School

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The Urswick School
Established 1520 (1520)
Type Voluntary aided school
Religion Church of England
Headteacher Mr Richard Brown
Location Paragon Road
E9 6NR
51°32′40″N 0°03′10″W / 51.5445°N 0.0527°W / 51.5445; -0.0527Coordinates: 51°32′40″N 0°03′10″W / 51.5445°N 0.0527°W / 51.5445; -0.0527
Local authority Hackney
DfE number 204/4697
DfE URN 100284 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–19
Website School website

The Urswick School is a Coeducational secondary school and sixth form located in the Hackney Central area of the London Borough of Hackney, England.[1] The school is named after Christopher Urswick, the Rector of the Parish of Hackney from 1502 to 1522, and a close friend of King Henry VII and his mother, Margaret Beaufort.[2]

It was established in 1520 as Hackney Free School. In 1722 it joined with a parochial charity school to form Hackney Free and Parochial School. The school moved to its present location after 1856. The school was significantly rebuilt and expanded in 2011 and was renamed The Urswick School.[2] Today it is a voluntary aided school administered by Hackney London Borough Council and the Church of England Diocese of London.

The Urswick School offers GCSEs, BTECs and ASDAN awards as programmes of study for pupils, while students in the sixth form have the option to study from a range of A-levels and further BTECs and ASDAN awards.[3]


  1. ^ "Home - The Urswick School". 
  2. ^ a b "The History of the School". 
  3. ^ "Subjects". 

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