Orchard Way Primary School


Orchard Way is a one-form entry primary school with 30 pupils per class. As a community school, our admission procedure
reflects that set out in the local authority admissions’ booklet, which can be accessed at www.croydon.gov.uk/admissions.Orchard Way Admissions Policy for 2023-24

To summarise, if the number of applications for a school is higher than the number of places available, the allocations will be made in the following order.

After the admission of children with an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP), where a community school is named on the EHCP, the criteria will be applied in the order set out below:

  • Looked-after children/previously looked-after children
  • Siblings
  • Medical
  • Distance

Are you are considering schools for your child?

We would be happy to show you around our school to enable you to become more informed of the learning experience our pupils receive. Please phone the school to arrange a visit.

Reception Admissions 2023

Applying for Reception class for September 2023

If your child was born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019, you will need to apply for a school place for them for reception in September 2023.

The deadline for applications has now passed.

For further information:

Apply for a primary school place: step by step | Croydon Council

This includes:

  • Getting ready – doing your research
  • Creating an EAdmissions account, and
  • Completing your EAdmissions application form

In Year Admissions

In-year applications from families wishing to join Orchard Way Primary School are warmly welcomed. If you would like to find out if this is the school for your child, a virtual tour can be booked to see the school.

Applying for an In-year school place at Orchard Way:

  • You will be required to fill in an in-year common application form
  • The in-year common application form must be submitted to the school admissions team by:
    email to admissions@croydon.gov.uk, or post to School Admissions Team, Bernard Weatherill House, 4th Floor Zone A, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon CR0 1EA, or in person (Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm) at Access Croydon, Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon CR0 1EA.
  • You will receive an outcome to your application within 10 school days of receipt of your application.