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.





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 2020 (to start in January 2021 or Easter 2021)

Nursery Application Form September 2021


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

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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:


Appeals Timetable

Appeals Timetable in accordance with the School Admissions Appeal Code 2012 and The School Admissions (England) (Coronavirus) (Appeals Arrangements)
(Amendment) Regulations 2021

Primary admission appeals to be heard between 7 June 2021 and 22 July 2021

a) Deadline for Lodging Appeals: 17 May 2021. Appeal forms received within the deadline will be heard between 7 June 2021 and 22 July 2021. We aim to hear all appeals lodged within the normal timescales before 22 July 2021, however some appeals may be heard during August.

b) Appellants will receive notice of the date of their appeal hearing at least 14 calendar days before the hearing date and, where possible, up to 21 calendar days ahead of the date.

c) Appellants must submit their additional evidence and the admission authority to submit their evidence at least 14 calendar days prior to the hearing date.

d) Decision letters will be sent to appellants within 7 calendar days of the hearing, or, where multiple appeals for a school are heard on more than one day within 7 calendar days of the last hearing day for that school.

Notice date: 2 February 2021