Host an Event

Home to the Hackney Teaching Schools’ Alliance; the Portico is an inclusive to all centre in the heart of Hackney providing first class facilities for schools and training providers to host and deliver conferences, meetings and training sessions alike.

conference room

teaching room


Conference Room

A large and inviting room that consists of tables and chairs presented in the style of your choice. The conference room is both a formal and informal training space and can accomodate up to 50 delegates depending on layout.

Teaching Room

A working classroom for formal training that can be presented in your choice of layout for up to 35 delegates.


A comfortable informal meeting space which consists of a sofa, arm chairs that surround two small coffee tables, a round table that seats up to 5 people and a boardroom style area which accomodates 8. The lounge can accommodate up to 20 delegates.


Our in-house hospitality team brought to you by Chartwells can, upon request, provide you with a range of refreshemnts and/ or a delicious lunch, catering to your budget and dietary requirements.


- PCs with USB Ports                 - Internet / Wifi                            - White Board
- Projector                                  - Wide Screen Monitors               - Flipcharts

Car Parking

Please be advised that there is limited delegate  parking available at the Portico. Please telephone in advance if you require a space. All spaces are reserved for staff and course trainers. There is also very limited parking in the immediate vicinity (most are resident permit only) so we do encourage people to use public transport where possible. 

Additional Facilities

Toilets are located on all three floors.  Please note an accessible/ disabled toilet is located on the ground floor only.

Cost to Hire

Our basic room package is £320 for a full working day (8:30-16:30) and £160 for a half working day (8:30-12:30 or 12:30 - 17:00) this includes the use of resources (see above). An additional charge will incur for hospitality/ refreshments.

If you wish to cancel your booking with us please provide at least 10 working days notice in advance of your booking date.

If you would like further information about our unique space or would like to book please contact: or call our events cordinator on: 020 8985 6641 ext: 265

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Hackney Teaching Schools' Alliance
The Portico,
C/O Clapton Girls' Academy
Linscott Road, Lower Clapton
London E5 0RD

Tel: 020 8985 6641 | Fax: 020 8986 4686

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