London Borough of Croydon

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update:

The School Admissions Team is running a good service and will continue to process all applications.

It may take us longer than usual to respond to your application. Please be assured that we will reply to all applications, you do not need to contact us again after submitting. Thank you for your patience.

Starting junior school (year three)

Children currently attending an infant school (year two), must apply for junior school (year three). There is no automatic transfer even if the Infant school is joined to a junior school.

For junior schools with linked infant schools, priority consideration for admission will be given to children attending the linked infant school (with the exception of St Mary's RC Junior School). This is after the admission of currently or previously looked after children, and children who have the school named on the Education Health and Care Plans. 

The linked schools are listed below. 

Infant school

Linked junior school

Beulah Infants

Beulah Junior

Elmwood Infants

Elmwood Junior

The Minster Nursery and Infant

The Minster Junior

Park Hill Infants

Park Hill Junior

St Joseph's Catholic Infant and Nursery

St Joseph's RC Junior

St Mary's Catholic Infants

St Mary's Catholic Junior

Whitehorse Manor Infants and Nursery

Whitehorse Manor Junior

Winterbourne Infants

Winterbourne Boys Academy

Winterbourne Infants

Winterbourne Junior Girls

Closing date for junior school applications was: 15 January 2020. 

If your child has an Education Health and Care plan that specifies the school best suited for your child's needs please contact for admissions information.

Late applications

If you have not applied yet, you must apply now via the late application process.

In year admissions

If you need to apply for a school place after you child has already started primary school, or after the school year has begun, visit our in year Admissions page.

After you apply 

If you've already applied and want to know more about getting an offer, visit our after you apply page.

Further information 

For other education information you can check our A-Z for the relevant topic.


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