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. 

We are holding a number of meet the headteacher and tours of the school on the follow dates:-

Wednesday 12th October at 9:30am;

Wednesday 2nd November at 9:30am;

Wednesday 16th November at 9:30am;

Wednesday 30th November at 9:30am.

To book click here

Deadline for applications is 15th January 2023

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, 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.