Admissions and Transfers
Forestdale Primary School is a two form entry mixed primary school and admits children between the ages of 4-11 in accordance with LEA criteria.
Children are admitted to Forestdale in the autumn term of the school year in which they are five. Places are allocated according to Croydon’s published criteria. Each year a maximum of 60 children are admitted to our two Reception classes.
For more information see:
Children join Reception at the beginning of the academic year (1st September – 31st August) in which they will be five.
If you applied online and on time, you will receive an email or text alert telling you when you can log in to find out the result of your application, during the evening of 16 April. You can also view the outcome of your application by downloading the 'ParentComms' App. Please ensure that you accept online, and also let the school office know. We look forward to meeting parents of the new Reception children on at a meeting in June where your child's entry into school will be discussed..
|Primary places offered:||
Monday 16th April
No outcome letters will be sent to applicants. Parents will be able to view the results of their application online as well as accept or decline the offer made to them. Parents can also obtain their outcome by downloading the ParentComms App.
|Accept offer of place by:||Monday 30th April|
|Letter to parents inviting to parents meeting||Friday 18th May|
|Confirm attendance for parents meeting by:||tbc|
|Parents’ Information Evening:||tbc|
|Class visits for children:||tbc|
|Summer Fair:||Saturday 7th July 12 noon – 3:00p.m.|
|INSET DAY||Monday 3rd September|
|Part time (morning or afternoon)||tbc|
|Part time (morning or afternoon) with lunch||tbc|
|All children full time (8.45am-3.05pm)||tbc|
|Maths and English workshop for reception parents||tbc|
In Year Admissions
Occasionally spaces are available in year groups other than Reception. If you would like to apply for ‘in year admissions’ via the Croydon council website.
Transfer to secondary school
Children transfer to secondary school at the end of Year 6 when they are 11. Applications to secondary school are dealt with by Croydon Council. If your child was born between 1st September 2006 and 31st August 2007 you must apply for a secondary school place. Applications need to be made online by Tuesday 31st October 2017
We encourage parents to visit as many local schools as possible when they hold their open events during September and October. Please see the link above. You might also check local schools which are outside the borough. Details of their open events will be on their school website. If you need any advice on filling in the application form, please speak to a member of the office staff.
Some schools require you to fill in a supplementary form; you will need to check with individual schools. Letters with the outcome of your application will be sent out by Croydon Council on 1st March 2018; you will be able to see the outcome online during the evening of 1st March.
Children offered a place at a school in Croydon will be invited to attend an induction day at the school on Friday 6th July 2018.