Starting nursery or primary school is an important event in your child’s life.  The months leading up to this are an important time for you to find out about what the schools in your area have to offer. A brief guide to the process is here.

Nursery Admissions

Our nursery is a caring and nurturing environment, which prepares your child for the next stage of their education in school.  Applications for our nursery are made directly to the school and can be made at any time during the school year. For further information about our nursery and to apply for a place click here.

Primary School Admissions

The school holds open mornings for parents and children to come and view our excellent facilities and meet our friendly and enthusiastic staff.  Open mornings for September 2023 admissions will take place on:

Tuesday 27th September 2022 at 9.30am

Thursday 29th September 2022 at 9.30am

Tuesday 4th October 2022 at 9.30am

Thursday 6th October 2022 at 9.30am

You can register your interest by emailing us: For more information about reception please view our Reception page.

Admissions to Purley Oaks Primary School are dealt with by Croydon Council Admissions. They can be contacted on: 020 8726 6400.

Secondary School Admissions

The transition to secondary school is an exciting time in your child's life.  Admissions are dealt with directly by Croydon Council Admissions.  We offer open mornings in our Learning Resource Centre for parents to come in and complete secondary application forms with the assistance of our Year 6 Team.  They can help you make sure that your form is completed and submitted before the closing date.

Please see your child's Year 6 teacher for further details and dates.


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