Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

How to Apply

Oasis Academy Coulsdon accepts students irrespective of faith or ability. Those with disabilities or special educational needs are also welcome.

All places at the Academy are free and available to the local community within our localised admissions arrangements which  mirrors the admissions arrangements for schools in the Croydon Borough. This Academy offers six forms of entry (6FE) – it has spaces for 900 mainstream students aged 11-16.

All applications, for Year 7 entry as well as in-year admissions for Years 8-11, need to be submitted through Croydon Council. Click on the link to visit their website

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Year 7 Admissions 2024

We are so pleased you are considering our Academy for your secondary education. It is a very important decision and we know that you will want to take time to look at all options carefully.

We believe that when you have considered all the information available on our website and spent some time with us on one (or all!) of our open events, you will decide that Oasis Academy Coulsdon is your number one choice.

Academic excellence is of course of paramount importance, but our students are required to develop other life skills. As part of their journey through the Academy, they will be expected to develop and demonstrate our key nine "Oasis Habits" which we believe will help students to become outstanding.

We are guided by our Values and Vision in everything we do and students quickly learn what it means to be part of our Oasis Family. Student success and happiness is our number one priority. We will guide, support, motivate and inspire them; as we prepare them for a life of limitless potential. Students here say that "teachers never give up on us" and we promise that we never will.

In the September your child begins Year 6 you should receive information from your local authority on how to apply for Year 7 places. The Academy coordinates all of it's in year admissions through the council and there is no requirement for you to complete a supplementary form. Applications for Year 7 should be submitted by the end of October each year to avoid being classified as a late applicant. National offer day for Year 7 places falls on 1st March each year, unless otherwise advised.

If you have any queries with regards to September admissions for Year 7, or for current in-year Admissions into all year groups, contact our Admissions Coordinator, Caroline Leeson  who will be delighted to help you.

In Year Admissions

To apply for an in year place (Years 8-11 or Year 7 after the September the year group transition to secondary school) you will need to make an application via Croydon Council’s  In-year Admissions Team, which you can find by clicking here. Once this has been submitted, the Council will then notify us of the application, usually within 7-10 working days. 

When we receive notification of your application, we will allocate you a place on our waiting list according to our Admissions Arrangements, which can be found on the tabs to the right of this page. If any students leave the year group you have applied for you will move up the waiting list. However, if other people apply and they live closer to the Academy, or fit the other over-subscription criteria, they will be filtered on to the list above your position as per our admission arrangements, thus pushing your place on the waiting list further down.

When your child is close to the top of the waiting list, we will invite you in for a tour, then a pre-admission meeting to give you a chance to get to know the Academy procedures and values, and following that if a place becomes available, we will contact you to offer a start date.

Year 7 O-Zone Admissions

The O-Zone is a unique and innovative provision within the Academy that enables ASD learners to access education in a mainstream environment. For more information on the O-Zone please click here. If you have any further queries about the O-Zone please contact our O-Zone coordinator, James Semple, who will be pleased to answer your queries.





View our Admission Arrangements 2023/2024

View our Admission Arrangements 2024/2025

View our Admission Arrangements 2025/2026

Want to come pay us a visit?

We always welcome visitors at our Academy, however, to reduce impact to learning we encourage pre-booked visits preferably during advertised open events. We do understand that this may not always be possible, or that there may not be any imminent events planned, therefore, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to facilitate you.

Open Events

For our latest open event dates, please check our Open Events webpage for the most up to date information.

If you have any other admission related queries, please email