Children are admitted into our school according to agreed guidelines, laid down by the Croydon Education Authority. Modifications may prove necessary from time to time in order to comply with both local and central government legislation. A copy of Croydon’s community schools admission arrangements for 2018/19 can be downloaded here.
Parents who wish to express a preference for their child to attend Park Hill Infants’ School may request an application form, issued by the Local Authority, or obtain one from the school. This application needs to be sent to Croydon Council. The form is also available to complete online through the council website.
Unfortunately, we must stress that completion of this form in no way guarantees a place at the school. Parents are usually informed whether or not they have been successful during the month of April, preceding the beginning of the educational year, (September to August), in which their child will become five.
Many factors influence exactly when a child will be admitted to school. As a general guide however, children who reach the age of five in the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms are currently admitted on the following basis.
Autumn born (five in September to December) Admitted in early September Spring born (five in January to April) Admitted in mid September Summer born (five in May to August) Admitted end of September
All children start on a part-time basis initially, dependent on the child’s date of birth. When your child is offered a place, you will be sent our school forms to complete. We ask that you bring these, together with either your child’s birth certificate or passport to one of the visits, arranged in order for both parents and their child to familiarise themselves with our school community, prior to the child’s admission into school.