Click on the links below to view our admissions policies for Nursery and Reception.





Click on the links below to view our admissions policies for Nursery and Reception.

Nursery (coming soon!)




Applications to Atwood Primary Academy


Applications for a place in Reception should be completed online via Croydon Council's Primary Admissions Department.

If you have any queries about your child's application, please contact Croydon Council directly on 0208 726 6400.

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Atwood Primary Academy manages its own admissions for Nursery, based on the same criteria that Croydon Council uses for its Reception admissions. To apply for a place, you should complete a copy of the form below and return it to the school office, along with a copy of your child's birth certificate and a utility bill with your address, dating from within the last 3 months.

Nursery Application Form September 2022

Nursery Application Form September 2021 (January 2022 and April 2022 start)


Medical Grounds Application

Any child with a serious medical reason for needing to attend a particular school can apply on medical grounds.  For primary age children, a serious and continuing medical condition of a parent which would prevent them taking their child to school may also be relevant.

Supporting evidence should set out particular reasons why the academy is the most suitable and the difficulties that would be caused if the child had to attend another school. The medical reason must be verified by a GP or consultant, and both the completed medical form and the supporting statement from the GP or consultant must be submitted with the application.  This must be returned directly to Atwood Primary Academy.

Claims for priority of admission on medical grounds will not be considered if submitted after a decision on the original application has already be submitted. Decisions on priority of admission on medical grounds will be made by the Governing Body. “Parent” is defined as the father, mother, foster father, foster mother, legal guardian, or the person who has full parental responsibility for the child.


How to Apply

Please complete the Medical Grounds Form and return to Atwood Primary Academy along with all supporting documentation.  Your case will be heard by a panel and you will be notified of the decision by letter.



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Ofsted Report

Our latest Ofsted report (2008) is available by clicking here.

View our Ofsted Monitoring Inspection Report (June 2016).


schools' admissions code

Schools Admissions Code (2014)


Schools Admissions Appeals Code (February 2012)


Appealing an Admission Decision

Appeals are handled by Croydon Council. For more information, visit: