London Borough of Croydon

Information for parents of children born between 1st September 2014 and 31 August 2015 due to start reception year in September 2019. Reception is the first year of infant (age 4-7) or primary (age 4-11) school.

Thank you for submitting your application. You will receive your offer on the 16 April 2019 by email. You must accept or decline your offer at by 30 April 2019.

If you have not yet applied you must apply now. Your application will be considered after all on-time applications have been processed.

Independent school admissions are not managed by Croydon Council. To find out more please visit the Independent Schools Council webpage.

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.

Responding to Your Offer

You will receive notification of your offer via email on 16 April 2019. You must view and respond to the offer on by 30 April.

Preferred or Non-Preferred Offers. You must accept an offer for an allocated school through your eAdmissions account to confirm the place. If you do not accept the place, it may be withdrawn and given to someone else.

You will be put on the waiting list for all schools you indicated a higher preference for. Accepting the offer will not affect your placement on the waiting list or the chances of your child being offered a place at a higher preference school.

If you do not wish to accept the place offered, you will need to advise us of the alternative arrangements you are making for your child’s education.

If you have any technical problems with your eAdmissions account or the online application form please contact eAdmissions. This is a national platform and is not managed by the Croydon Council team.

Waiting Lists

Your child’s place on the waiting list will be determined by how you meet the schools admissions criteria (available on the school website). To check the current position on the waiting list please contact the admission authority or the borough in which the school is situated. If a place does not become available they will remain on the waiting list until 31 December 2019, after which you will need to make an in-year application.

It is now policy that when a first preference school has been offered, applicants may not be added to waiting lists for lower preference schools , unless there has been a change in your circumstances.

All requests to be added to a waiting list due to change of circumstance, should be made in writing to Supporting evidence should be provided with the request, i.e proof of change of address.

If the request is upheld your child’s name will be added to the waiting list of the requested school preference. If the request is not upheld you will need to wait until 1st August, when you can then complete a Primary In Year Application form.

Late Applications: How to Apply

All applications received after 16 January 2019 are now considered late and will be processed after all on-time applicants have been allocated a place.

Late applications will be accepted until 19 July 2019.

After that you must apply using the In-year Admissions form

Step 1: Getting ready - do your research

  • Read the admisions criteria for all your preferred schools and complete the supplementary information form, if required by the school.
  • Find out about open days

Step 2: Create an eAdmissions account (if you already have an account skip this step)

Go to, click ‘Create a new account’ and follow the instructions.

Once you have created your account your user name and password will be sent to your email address – please store these in a safe place as you will need them to access your application and school place offers.

Step 3: Complete your application form

Submit your application at now.

To complete the application you will need:

  • Child’s name and date of birth as they appear on the birth certificate or passport

Please also ensure that your child’s nursery school holds the same details on record.

  • Council Tax Account Number

If you are responsible for paying council tax at your child’s address you will need to enter your account number (this can be found in the top right corner of your council tax bill).

  • Supplementary Information Form (SIF)

Some schools may require additional information to assess your application which you must provide through a SIF. You can find out if this is required and download the form  from the school’s website.

Note: You will still need to complete the standard application form through the eAdmissions platform, even if you have submitted a SIF to the school.

That’s it, now just wait for your offer.


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