Admissions Information

Can I visit the school before I apply for my reception child?

Yes you can visit our school before you apply for a school place for a reception child, we have three dates below.

Wednesday 3rd October 2018 - 9:30am & 2:00pm

Tuesday 6th November 2018 - 9:30am & 2:00pm

Wednesday 5th December 2018 - 9:30am & 2:00pm

How many children will The Crescent Primary School admit each year?

The published admission number (PAN) for The Crescent Primary School is 90 pupils.  

How many children in each class and how many adults will be in the classroom with them?

There are 30 children in every infant class. The Government have specified 30 as the maximum infant class size. Each class will have a full time teacher and at least one full time teaching assistant.

When can my child start school full time?

After the childs first week at school all children can come to school full time (8:45am-3:00pm). During the first week after the summer holidays all children will be visited at home by their class teacher and teaching assistant.  The second week of term will give all children the opportunity to spend some time in school every day.   After this they can attend school full time. However we consider it vitally important that starting school is a positive and happy experience. Every child is different and responds in their own way to a full day at school.  However much time they may have spent at nursery being at school is very different and settling in will not go smoothly if they are over-tired and emotional.  Where this is the case then we will ask you to temporarily reduce their time in school to ensure their long term happiness and ability to learn.

What is the admissions criteria?

Please click on the below links for more information:

Admission Prospectus 2017 - 2018

Admission Prospectus - 2018 - 2019

Determined Admission Arrangements 2018 - 2019

Admission Appeals Timetable for reception 2018 - 2019

The Crescent is next door to The BRIT School will children with evidence creative talent i.e. music, art, dance or drama be prioritised for admission?


Will it help them to get in if they have been to Selhurst Children's Centre?


If they attend The Cresent Primary will they be guaranteed a place at The BRIT School when they are 14 years old?

No. The BRIT School has its own Admissions Policy.

I have an older child - can they start at The Crescent as well?

We have admitted children into the reception classes in September 2017. There may occasionally be vacancies in other year groups. If you are seeking a place you must contact Croydon Admissions team who hold our waiting list. They will be able to inform you if there are any places available.

How do I apply for a place?

If your child was born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014 they will be eligible to start school in September 2018.

If your child was born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015 they will be eligible to start school in September 2019.

Information on the admissions process is on the Croydon Council website.

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