Reception Admissions 2021

Applying for Reception class for September 2021

If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017, you will need to apply for a school place for them for reception in September 2021. 

Deadline - closing date for applications is 15 January 2021

We are holding virtual open events this year, the dates are:-

  • Wednesday 18th November 09:30 - 10:15;
  • Wednesday 18th November 18:00-18:45;
  • Wednesday 2nd December 09:30 - 10:15;
  • Wednesday 9th December 09:30 - 10:15;
  • Wednesday 6th January 09:30 - 10:15.

To register please on at

Please see the following documents for information about Reception Admissions:

Letter to Parents-Reception Application 2021 admission

Eadmissions Leaflet 2021 (primary)

Primary_School_Admission_Poster 2021

For further information:

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, 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.