Apply online for your child’s In-Year school place
The Parent Portal allows parents of children making an in-year school application to do so via an online interface.
The application allows a user to create an account, add their children to the account, and create one or more school preferences for that child. Once the preferences have been created, they are available for the Local Education Authority to view.
To begin using the Parent Portal, create an account using the 'Sign In or Create Account' link which can be found on the upper left side of this page.
If you would like help creating or using your account, please download our guidance on the Parent Portal (PDF, 556 KB).
Applications for Reception (Date of Birth between: 01/09/2019 and 31/08/2020), Junior, Year 7 and 14-19 places starting September 2024 must be made via a different process. More information at: www.croydon.gov.uk/admissions.
Croydon Council will handle the information you have provided in line with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation. Any personal information will be held in confidence with only the necessary people able to see or use it and will be removed from council records in accordance with the Council’s retention schedule. Under the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to make a formal request to the Council for access to personal data held about you or your child.
Croydon Council has a duty under the Children’s Act 2004 to work with partners to provide and improve services to children and young people in the area. The information you provide will be shared with schools as necessary to arrange suitable provisions for your child. Please note, your application may be shared with schools not specified on your preference list if necessary. Croydon council may also use this information when necessary to comply with the law or fulfil its statutory purposes and may share this information where required with other bodies responsible for administering services to children and young people. As part of Croydon Council’s duty to protect the public funds it administers, it may use the information you have provided on this form for the prevention and detection of fraud. To view our full Privacy Statement please visit: https://www.croydon.gov.uk/democracy/data-protection-freedom-information/privacy-notices/education-youth-engagement-service-privacy-notice.
Using a tablet/smartphone? Access the menu items including the 'Create Account' and 'Login' links using the menu in the top right hand corner.