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Primary and Nursery School

Our Open Days at Downsview in Autumn 2024 for admission in 2025 are:


Wednesday 6th November 2024 at 9.00 am-10.30 am

Tuesday 12th November 2024 at 9.00 am- 10.30 am

Wednesday 20th November 2024 at 9.00 am- 10.30 am

Tuesday 3rd December 2024 at 9.00 am- 10.30 am


There is no need to book an appointment, however, if you are unable to attend on one of these days and you wish to visit our amazing school, please contact the school office at to arrange an alternative date and time.


The Croydon Local Authority is the admissions authority for Downsview Primary & Nursery School and applications are made directly on-line to the Local Authority ( 


Application for a place at Downsview in September 2024

If your child was born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020, you must apply for a primary school place.  Visit to be guided through the application process and to complete the online application form.

You can view our Virtual Tour located in our "Open Morning/Virtual Tour" tab, which we hope will give you an insight into some of the great things our school can offer your child. 


Application deadline: 15th January 2024


If your application is late it will not be considered until all applications received on time have been processed and your child would be unlikely to receive a place at one of your preferred schools.

You will be able to view the outcome of your application online on 16th April 2024.


There are currently 90 places available in our Reception classes.  If the number of applications exceeds the places available, the allocations will be made in the following order of priority:


Children with an Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP) that names a school, will be admitted to the school before the admissions criteria are applied to all other applicants.


Priority 1

Looked After Children and previously Looked After Children - i.e. those children resident with a foster carer or in a children's home and children who ceased to be looked after because they were adopted or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order.  If an application is made under the looked after criterion, it must be supported by a letter from the relevant Children Services Department confirming the legal status of the child.


Priority 2

Siblings - children with a brother or sister who will be in attendance at the school at the time of enrolment of the new pupil.

A sibling is defined as a brother or sister, half-brother or sister or adopted brother or sister whose main residence is the same address as the child for whom the school place application is being made.


Priority 3

Medical - pupils with serious medical needs for attending a particular school.  Supporting professional evidence must provide specific reasons why a particular school is the only school that can meet your child's needs and the detriment that would be caused if your child had to attend another school  Your application must be supported by a GP or Consultant.


Priority 4

Distance - priority will be given to pupils living nearest to the school, as measured by a straight line from the child's home address to the school's designated main entrance, using the Croydon Local Authority's computerised measuring system, with those living closer to the school receiving higher priority.


A full version of Croydon Local Authority's Admissions Policy is available online at


If you have any queries please contact Schools Admissions at or by telephone on 020 8726 6400.