London Borough of Croydon

Details for children starting in reception, or moving to junior or secondary school. 

If you are apply for a school place at any other time, visit our in year Admissions page.

Admission criteria for Community schools 2018/19.

You can download the admissions criteria for community primary schools from the "downloads" section at the bottom of this page. These apply to Croydon community schools.

Step 1: Getting ready - do your research

Visit the schools you would like to apply to. 

  • Secondary school open days are listed online
  • Primary schools you should be contacted to arrange a visit.

Step 2: Check the admission policies

Admission criteria for Community and Voluntary Controlled schools

You can download the admissions criteria for community and voluntary controlled primary schools. These apply to Croydon community and voluntary Controlled schools.

Admission criteria for Community schools

You can download the admissions criteria for community primary schools from the "downloads" section at the bottom of this page. These apply to Croydon community schools.

Admission arrangements for other primary and secondary schools.

Visit the primary schools or secondary schools web pages to to view admission arrangements for academies, foundation schools, free schools and voluntary-aided schools in Croydon.

Step 3: Complete your application

To apply for a place at a primary or secondary school you will need your council tax account reference. If you are not responsible for paying the council tax at your address, you can leave that part of the form blank.

   Apply for a school place at www.eadmissions.org.uk

  • Closing date for receipt of secondary school applications is 31 October 2017.
  • Closing date for receipt of primary school applications is 15 January 2018.

Supplementary Information Forms (SIF). Some schools may also give you a supplementary information form (SIF) to complete. This form asks for extra information used by the school to assess your application.

Please note. You still need to complete an online application if you have a SIF. The school requiring a SIF must be a preferred school on your application.

Important information

Please ensure that you use your child’s legal name and date of birth on your application – as it appears on your child’s birth certificate or passport.

Please also ensure that your child’s current nursery or primary school has the correct details for you child including the most up to date address.

Step 4: Receiving your offer

You will not receive a letter in the post from the council so you must keep your eAdmissions login information safe. 

Information about waiting lists and the appeal processes are on the the eAdmissions website. 

Primary Schools (Reception and Junior admissions)

You will receive details of your school offer in the evening of 16 April 2018 by email.

Emails are sent in batches so you may receive your email before or after other families.

Accepting the offer

Accept or decline your offer by Monday 30 April 2018 at www.eadmissions.org.uk.

Secondary Schools

You will receive details of your school offer in the evening of Wednesday 1 March 2018 by email.

Emails are sent in batches so you may receive your email before or after other families.

Accepting the Offer

Accept or decline your offer by Wednesday 15 March 2018 at www.eadmissions.org.uk/eAdmissions/app.

Data protection and fair Processing

We manage the information we collect in line with Data Protection Act requirements. Personal information is stored securely and only accessible by the necessary people when it's needed.

You can make a formal request in writing for personal information held about you or your child.

We have a duty under the Children's Act 2004 to work with partner organisations to provide and improve services to children and young people. It may be necessary to share information with other such organisations. We may also use information from your application to prevent and detect of fraud.

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