Croydon’s over and undersubscribed primary schools 2023

There are 78 primary schools in Croydon, and 27 of those schools had more people choose that school as their first preference than the amount that could actually be enrolled for the term commencing from September 2023.

Primary school applications for the academic year 2024/25 have now closed, but the 27 oversubscribed primary schools this academic year are:

  1. Keston Primary School,
  2. Gonville Academy, Howard Primary School
  3. Howard Primary School
  4. St Peter’s Primary School,
  5. Whitehorse Manor Infant School
  6. Chipstead Valley Primary School
  7. Beaumont Primary School,
  8. The Hayes Primary School,
  9. Oasis Academy Ryelands
  10. Orchard Way Primary School
  11. Park Hill Infant School
  12. Greenvale Primary School
  13. Rockmount Primary School
  14. Fairchildes Primary School
  15. Ridgeway Primary School
  16. Coulsdon CofE Primary School
  17. Christ Church CofE Primary School (Purley)
  18. Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School
  19. St Thomas Becket Catholic Primary School
  20. St Mary’s Catholic Infant School
  21. Margaret Roper Catholic Primary School
  22. St Aidan’s Catholic Primary School
  23. Gilbert Scott Primary School
  24. Aerodome Primary Academy
  25. The Crescent Primary School
  26. Atwood Primary Academy
  27. St James the Great RC Primary and Nursery School.

On the other hand, the school with the lowest intake rates is New Valley Primary School – which is only 50 per cent full – with 20 pupils being allocated there and 10 spaces being available. 

Harris Primary Academy Purley Way and Krishna Avanti Primary School also had low intake rates, however, it’s important to note that these schools are new and recently opened.

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