Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Reception Admissions

If you are a Parent or Carer and wish to apply for a place in Reception at Oasis Academy Shirley Park for the following September, you will need to complete the Common Application Form online via the Croydon Council Website. All spaces for transfer to Reception are allocated via the Pan London Coordinated Process - this means that, wherever you reside in London, you may list a school in any London borough on just one form (the Common Application Form).

The process of allocating places will begin after the closing date for applications on Saturday 15th January 2022.

A child’s attendance at the Nursery guarantees a place in Reception at OASP, but you must apply for a Reception place via Croydon Council e-admissions.


Where the number of applications for admission is greater than the published admission number, applications will be considered against the criteria set out below. After the admission of pupils with Education, Health and Care Plans where the Academy is named on the statement, the criteria will be applied in the order in which they are set out below:

a) Looked after children and all previously looked after children  
Looked after children and all previously looked after children and immediately after being looked after became subject to adoption, a child arrangements order, or special guardianship order. This includes those children who appear to Oasis Community Learning to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted. Previously looked after children are children who were looked after but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order)

Any application made within the “looked after” category must be supported by a letter from the relevant LA (Children’s Services) Department. If applying under the “previously looked after children” criterion a copy of the adoption or special guardianship order must also be supplied.

b) Siblings
Children whose sibling(s) currently attend the school (including the Sixth Form) and who will continue to do so on the date of admission. The term “sibling” means a full, half, adopted or fostered brother or sister. Sibling criteria may apply where, at the time of application, a sibling is expected to be on roll (including in the Sixth Form) when the child starts at the Academy. If the sibling unexpectedly leaves the Academy after the offer has been made, the place must not be withdrawn on these grounds. The Academy will request proof of relationship.

c) Staff Children
Children whose parent is a member of staff who has been employed by the Academy for two or more years at the time at which the admission application is made, and/or has been recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.

d) Distance
Children who live nearest to the Academy are calculated using the Local Authority’s computerised system. The distance will be measured in a straight line from the child’s home address* to the designated entrance(s) of the school using a computerised measuring system (GIS) and geographical reference points as provided by the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG). Those living closer to the school will receive higher priority. If a child lives in a shared property such as flats, the geographical references will determine the 5 start point within the property boundaries to be used for distance calculation purposes. * The child’s permanent home address is where he or she normally lives and sleeps and goes to school from. Addresses involved in child-minding (professional or relatives) are excluded. Proof of residence and parental responsibility will be requested during the admissions process. If false or misleading information is used to gain entry to the Academy, the offer of a place will be withdrawn. The LA must be notified of any changes of address immediately. Failure to do so could result in the child being denied a place.

We look forward to welcoming you into our family!