How to Apply
To join our family and be part of something special apply for a place at Oasis Academy Coulsdon today. Applications can be made via www.croydon.gov.uk/education/schools-new/school-admissions,
For information about the application process, over-subscription criteria, tie-break procedures, waiting list, appeals and more, please see our Admissions Arrangements.
If you have any questions in the meantime, we’d be more than happy to answer them. You can contact us via T: 01737 551161 and E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hints & Tips for Applying for Secondary School
Use all your options on your application form.
Choose multiple schools and use all of your options. You will not be allocated your choice because you have given no alternatives, you will be allocated a school which has places available within your Local Authority.
You can apply for out of borough school through your local authority.
To apply for a school out of your local authority you do not need to do anything special. You can choose schools from other boroughs when you make your application with your e-admissions account.
Know if you need to submit a supplementary application form.
Make sure you know if a school you are applying to requests a supplementary form and remember to submit it. Oasis Academy Coulsdon does not require supplementary application forms.
Schools will not know what order you listed them on your application form.
Schools will not know where you placed them on your preference list when they get their initial applicant list, so always put the school you want most as number one regardless of whether you think you are able to get a place there or not.
o If you are allocated a lower preference school you will stay on your higher preference schools waiting lists.
o If you are allocated your 1st preference you will be removed from all other waiting lists.
You will automatically go onto waiting lists for your higher preference schools if you don’t get on first round offers.
If you are not allocated a place at your preferred school you will be on the waiting list until the end of December 2021. This year we offered to 2.2miles in March and had offered as far as 2.6miles by the start of September. There is still movement made on waiting lists into the new school year.
Schools do not know their list of final offers until the same time as parents in March.
Schools look at the criteria on their Admission Arrangements and additional evidence sent in to support applications. Each school will then rank all applicants in order of the criteria as advertised and send the complete list to the Local Authorities, at this stage schools do not know the order of preference they were listed for each applicant. The Local Authorities will then work together to allocate all applications school places. Unfortunately, it is not possible to allocate every applicant their preference of school.