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A right to learn

A right to be safe

A right to be treated fairly

A right to be happy

A right to be listened to

Welcome to Courtwood Primary School.

Our school is nestled into a green hillside, close to Selsdon Woods, which is an ancient woodland and nature reserve. We are surrounded by the leafy and pleasant Forestdale Estate, yet close to all of Croydon’s many amenities via the tram system.

We believe in strong partnership with parents/carers in order to help each child reach their potential, both academically and personally. Our main focus is on the skills of literacy and numeracy which underpin all learning, and we are proud to have achieved The Basic Skills Quality Mark for the 4th time.

We use our beautiful grounds and local woods to enhance and enrich our curriculum. We harness the new technologies so that our virtual school is open anywhere, anytime. Each child can log-in and access learning in a safe environment while their parent/carer can access most school information.

We extend our school day because we want to support working parents and we have a super range of clubs which run until 4.30pm/5pm, allowing children to develop new interests and skills.

The "Treehouse" - our Enhanced Learning Provision supports pupils with Autism Spectrum Disorder and further information can be found under the "About the School" tab.

I hope a tour around our website will give you a taste of our wonderful and unique school.

I am proud to be the Headteacher of this wonderful school.

Mrs Tricia Farrelly


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.

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.

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.

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.