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 reception child start school full time?

After the reception childrens 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:

Determined Admission Arrangements - The Crescent Primary School - 2018 - 2019

Determined Admission Arrangements - The Crescent Primary School - 2019 - 2020

Determined Admission Arrangements - The Crescent Primary School - 2020 - 2021

How do I appeal if I am not offered a place?

The law states that infant classes must be limited to a maximum of 30 children which has an impact on how an appeal is considered. An appeal for a Reception place can only be upheld in very limited circumstances.

There are three circumstances which an appeal panel can uphold an appeal for a school; if an appeal does not satisfy any of these conditions then it cannot be upheld.

These conditions are:

• the child would have been offered a place if the admission arrangements had been properly implemented

• the child would have been offered a place if the arrangements had not been contrary to mandatory provisions in the School Admissions Code and the School Standards and Framework Act 1998, and/or

• the decision to refuse admission was not one which a reasonable admission authority would have made in the circumstances of the case. Unreasonable in this sense means irrational - a decision which was 'perverse in the light of the admissions arrangements'.

Appeals must be completed online using the appeal forms found by clicking on this link here

2019 Admission appeals timetable

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 Crescent 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 a child in another school but would like them to move to The Crescent, how can I apply?

If you are seeking a place at The Crescent 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 for Reception?

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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