An Inclusive Community

Our school is an inclusive community of children, staff, parents, governors, friends and colleagues. We all work together for the same aim: to see our children learn and grow towards a successful and happy adulthood.

A Happy School

Courtwood is a happy school, where children enjoy learning and finding out about all their many and varied talents. Once your child is at the school, they will have access to our ‘virtual school’, which is open 24/7. You can be confident when they are online here they are safe and can continue their learning beyond the school day.

Reception Class

We take children whose 5th birthday falls during the academic year (from 1st September to 31st August). Croydon local authority is responsible for the application process and your forms need to be submitted (online or paper) by the date set in January. You are most welcome to contact the school to visit, hear the Headteacher speak and tour the site. We hold Open Mornings during September and October. Please phone the office to book your place.

Infant Classes

Years 1 and 2 learn the Key Stage 1 curriculum. We have 30 children in each class. We use our beautiful school grounds to enrich our learning. We have a sports field, pond, meadow, a geology garden and wooded areas.

Junior Classes

Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 study the Key Stage 2 curriculum.  After school we run a wide range of clubs in addition to netball and football teams. Most importantly, our philosophy underpins all our work, helping us to work with you in developing all the amazing aspects of your child.

School Day


Our school gate opens each morning at 8.30am.
The school day begins at 8.45am and finishes at 3.15pm for infants and 3.20pm for juniors.


Children can arrive from 8.45am.
The school day begins at 9.00am and finishes at 3.00pm.