Reception Admissions 2020

Applying for Reception class for September 2020

Please click this link for reception tour dates at Orchard Way Primary School Reception tours 2020

If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016, you will need to apply for a school place for them for reception in September 2020. 

Deadlines - Closing date for primary school applications: 15 January 2020

Please see the following documents for information about Reception Admissions:

Letter to Parents-Reception Application 2020

Guidance leaflet on applying online - Application to Reception 2020


Community Schools Admission Arrangements 2020 -2021

You will also find all the information you require at:

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 tour can be booked to see the school in action.

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, 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.