School admissions services & information
Including information on school admission appeals, compulsory school age, waiting lists and late applications, deferred entry to reception, pupils with special educational needs and neighbouring education authorities and admissions FAQs
Statutory Consultation on the proposed changes to the admission arrangements for community schools and the PAN-London coordinated admissions schemes for the 2020/21 academic year.
Information about applying for your child to start primary school (reception year).
Information about applying for your child to start secondary school (year 7).
If your child is in Year 2 in an infant school you will need to apply for a Year 3 place in a junior school
Information for parents applying for a primary school place in Croydon outside the normal admissions round ('In-Year' admissions).
Information for parents applying for a secondary school place in Croydon outside the normal admissions round ('In-Year' admissions).
Parents may seek a place for their child outside of their normal age group, for example, if the child is gifted and talented or has experienced problems such as ill health.
Finding out the approximate distance between your home and the schools you wish to apply for
What to do if you feel there are exceptional needs for your child to be considered for a priority placement at a particular school.