The normal admissions round are treated as ‘in-year’ admissions. The process for making such applications depends on whether you are applying for a place in:
- A secondary school(s) in Croydon (excepting Harris Academies), in which case you will need to complete an ‘in-year’ common application form (iCAF) from Croydon Council.
- A Harris Academy in Croydon, in which case you must apply direct to the academy, as set out on the academy websites.
- A school outside of Croydon, in which case you will need to contact the home local authority, who will provide information on how to apply.
Croydon's iCAF is available to complete at school admissions. If you prefer to use a paper version of the form please contact us on 020 8726 6400.
Croydon’s iCAF allows applicants to name up to a maximum of six preferences, and you must rank the schools in your order of preference. The iCAF must be fully completed for it to be treated as a valid application
Supplementary Information Form (SIF)
Some schools also require a SIF to be completed. Please refer to the school’s website for information on their requirements for a SIF. Where a school does require a SIF to be completed, these forms are available on the school’s website. A paper copy can also be requested from the school. However, a SIF will only be considered valid if you have named the school on Croydon’s iCAF.
Croydon’s school admissions team
Croydon’s school admission team check the iCAFs to ensure they have been completed properly. They also validate the address, and then forward the child’s name to the Croydon schools named on the form.
Governing bodies’ decisions
The school’s governing body considers each application in accordance with their published admissions criteria, as set out on their website.
There is a right of appeal to any of the schools to which you have applied if you are unsuccessful. Please visit the secondary school’s website or contact the contact the school directly for details of their appeal procedure.