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We manage our own Nursery Admissions in accordance with Croydon Councils admissions criteria (see Croydon School Admissions link below).  We admit 48 part-time places for 3 and 4 year olds at the beginning of the Autumn, Spring and Summer Terms.

The Nursery day consists of 2 separate sessions – Morning from 8.30am to 11.30 am and Afternoon sessions from 12:00pm - 3:00pm. There are 26 children in each session. Parents can state a preference for one or the other on your application form.

Nursery applications can be downloaded below or collected from the school office.  Please complete the form and return it to the office. For all of our school admissions we ask to see your child's Birth Certificate and proof of home address. To arrange a tour please contact the school office on 0208 7713470 or email the school office        Applications can be downloaded below.


Should you wish to make an in-year application please contact the school office for an application form and ask that you are added to the school's waiting list.


The local authority no longer deliver Primary prospectuses and application forms to schools. 

St Chad's Catholic School is a 2 form entry mixed primary school admitting children from the age of 4 to 11.  We are a Catholic school, however, we do welcome families of other faiths.

Our Reception pupil intake is 60 and these admissions are arranged by Croydon Council and allocations are made in accordance with the school admissions criteria this can be found in the admissions policy below.

Croydon School Admissions

If your child was born between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2020 you MUST apply by 15 January 2024 for a primary school place.

If you wish to make an application to our school please visit the the link below to apply for a place:

eAdmissions Application

Alternatively you can request a paper application form by contacting Croydon Admissions at the Local Authority on 0208 726 6400. Once you have made your application you should receive confirmation via email with an application reference number. If you have made a paper application you should ensure that you receive a receipt from the help desk at Croydon Council. 

In-Year Admissions

Applications for a primary school place outside the normal admissions round are treated as 'in-year' admissions.

Please fill out the form below to apply for an 'in-year' place:

In-Year Application Form

The in-year application form must be returned to:
The Schools Admissions Team, Department for Children, Families & Learning, Croydon Council, Bernard Weatherill House,  4th Floor (Zone G), 8 Mint Walk, Croydon, CR0 1EA.