Key Stage 4

The New Regent’s College Key Stage 4 Programme offers alternative education for students in year 10 and 11. The Key Stage 4 Programme offers fulltime education placements for students who are referred from Hackney Learning Trust and Hackney schools.

Specialisms in the team include wellbeing and progression mentoring, special educational needs, careers advice, attendance support, quality and curriculum monitoring and school and family liaison. Our team offer interventions and support with a number of issues that are affecting young people today, such as returning to school post Lockdown, personal safety, healthy relationships, managing emotions, relationships building and preparation for education, work and training.

We have a variety of programmes available to meet the needs of our young people.  These programmes range from full time GCSE to vocational courses including a multi-skills construction course, music production, health and social care and hair and beauty. We have a brand new Key Stage 4 facility on the Nile Street site, which will be suitable for those students who are able to access a GCSE programme with some aspects of vocational studies.

In addition, we have small providers who offer a pastoral, nurturing environment, as well as larger college style providers who can offer a more mainstream experience. We are also able to offer bespoke programmes to suit students with specific needs. All of our providers are adept at offering support for students that find themselves outside of mainstream education and need help with both behaviour and/or learning needs.  Our providers are listed here in the Hackney Education Alternative Pathways Directory.

We work in close partnership with professional agencies, such as Inclusion Departments in school, Speech, Language and Communication Therapists, Educational Psychologists, CAMHS, Hackney’s Wellbeing and Mental Health in Schools (WAMHS) project, Social Care, Virtual School, Young Hackney, Attendance and Educational Welfare Officers and the police to ensure students receive the wrap around support they require.

Our Curriculum

Currently our subject offer is:

GCSE English

GCSE Maths

Functional Skills Level 1 or 2 in English

Entry Level Certificate in maths

GCSE Religious Education

ASDAN Certificate of Personal Effectiveness

Functional Skills Level 1 or 2 in ICT

BTEC First Sports Award

Accelerated Reading and Maths

ASDAN Personal Development Programmes

Physical Education


Our School Day

Our school day is from 9.45am-3.45pm and begins with breakfast club at 9:30am and then tutorial; first lesson begins at 10:15am. Lunch is at 1:20pm for forty minutes.

Students wear full school uniform and personal possessions, including mobile phones, are collected on arrival to be securely locked away for the duration of the day.

Students remain onsite throughout the whole school day. If students remain with us on site they are based in either a year 10 or year 11 classroom for core subjects, and then use our state of the art facilities such as the Sports Hall and the ICT Suite for other subjects. Lunch is provided in the dining room.  



Aurora Programme

The New Regent’s College Aurora Programme offers alternative education for girls in Key Stage 4. The programme is designed for young people who would benefit from being in a nurturing single sex environment and require support in their personal and social development.
Our Curriculum
We offer a diverse timetable comprising both GCSE subjects and vocational learning. Currently our academic offer is:
GCSE Math 
GCSE English
GCSE Religious Education 
GCSE Sociology
GCSE Science
Functional Skills Level 1 or 2 in English
Entry Level Certificate in maths 
Functional Skills Level 1 ICT
Sports Leadership Award ASDAN Sex and Relationships Education Short Course
Unit Award Scheme Certificate in Substance Misuse Awareness
ASDAN Personal Development Course
We use 1:1 mentoring, linking closely with Young Hackney and our Wellbeing team to help students raise their self-esteem and make safe choices. Delivered by Young Hackney, the ASDAN Sex and Relationships Education Short Course is aimed at increasing young people's awareness of, and confidence to deal with, issues surrounding relationships, personal skills and sexual health, and is a core part of our PSHE curriculum. Additionally, reading and development of literacy is very much at the forefront of the Aurora Programme, with a timetabled lesson devoted to this. Students and associated staff are able to order their own novels / reading material through the college to read in this lesson.

Our School Day

Our school day is 9:30am – 3:30pm which begins with breakfast and tutorial; first lesson commences at 10:00am. Lunch is at 1:10pm for forty minutes. 

Students wear full school uniform and hand their personal possessions in on arrival to be securely locked away for the duration of the day. 
Students remain onsite throughout the whole school day, unless a supervised trip is planned. Whilst on site they are educated in the Aurora suite for core subjects, and then in our state of the art Sports Hall, ICT Hub, Dance Studio and Food Technology room for other subjects. When the sun is out students can get some fresh air out on the Aurora terrace during break and lunch times