Admissions Information

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 first two weeks of term 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:

Determined Admission Arrangements 2017 - 2018

Admission Prospectus 2017 - 2018

Appeals Timetable in accordance with the School Admissions Appeal Code 2012

Academy Primary admission appeals to be heard between 13 June and 7 July 2017

a) Deadline for Lodging Appeals: Thursday 18 May 2017.

Appeal forms received within the deadline (18 May 2017) will be heard between 13 June and 7 July 2017.   

b) appellants will receive at least 10 school days notice of their appeal hearing date.

c) appellants must submit their additional evidence and the admission authority to submit their evidence at least 10 school days prior to the hearing date.

d) wherever possible decision letters will be sent to appellants within 5 school days of the hearing, or, where multiple appeals for a school are heard on more than one day, within 5 school days of the last hearing day for that school.

Notice date: 28 February 2017  

Determined Admission Arrangements 2018 - 2019

Admission Prospectus - 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 2016. 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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