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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 52 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 8.45am to 11.45 am and Afternoon from 12.15 pm to 3.15 pm, there are 26 children in each session. Parents can state a preference for one or 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.


The dates of our open days/evening this year are:

Thursday 3rd October 9.30am

Thursday 10th October 9.30am

Thursday 14th November 9.30am

Thursday 12th December 9.30am


Please phone the school to book to join one of these sessions.

As part of our open day we will give perspective parents a tour of the school led by our Head boy and Head Girl and other members of our pupil leadership team. There will be an opportunity to ask any questions you may have to the Head teacher.

If you are unable to make any of the dates above, please contact the school directly and we will do our best to accommodate additional visits to the school.

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 2015 and 31 August 2016 you MUST apply by 15 January 2020 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.