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To our new parents, 

We are delighted that your child will be joining our Nursery and Reception classes in September 2020. 

Headteacher's Welcome 



If the video does not play all the way through, please use the link below to access it via YouTube. 

Mrs Garner's Welcome


  • Reception Parents (starting in Autumn 2020)

    As we will be unable to run our usual transition events this term, the information we would normally give to you is below, including our Parents’ Handbook and details of how to order school uniform.

    You will receive an email or SchoolPing with details of your child’s teacher and starting arrangements.  There will be relevant forms to complete when your child starts school.  

    Parents' Handbook

    Rec. Parents' Information Book

    School Uniform Expectations 

    School Uniform Provider 

    Data Protection 

    Welcome from our PTA

    Term Dates

    School Milk

    Please see the presentation below which explains the learning  for our Reception children. 



    Please see the videos below from each of our teachers. 



    RA Children's Booklet 



    RS Children's Booklet




    RH Children's Booklet


  • Nursery Parents (Starting in Autumn 2020)

    As we will be unable to run our usual transition events this term, the information we would normally give to you is below. Relevant forms have been sent to you for you to complete and return to school,when your child starts at Smitham.  Please see the list below for further information regarding Nursery. 

    Meet Mrs Rowlands



    Parents' Handbook 2020-2021

    Nursery Handbook

    30 Hour Flyer

    Money Towards Childcare - Options

    Welcome from the PTA

    School Uniform Provider

    Data Protection

    School Milk

  • Prospective Parents for 2021

    We usually run Open Mornings for prospective parents to view the school. We currently have not released any dates for these, due to school closure.  

    We will have a virtual tour available, on the website, by mid-September. 

    Admission to the Nursery

    Children enter the Nursery in September of the school year in which they will be 4 years old.  All parents are entitled to 15 hours per week of Nursery education.

    Places will be allocated on the basis of the following criteria and in order of priority:

    1. Educational, medical or social need
    2. The child has a sibling attending Smitham Primary School
    3. Special, exceptional circumstances
    4. Geographical location to the school

    On the Nursery application form, you are able to state a preference for which sessions you would like.  The morning session is always the most popular and is regularly oversubscribed. When the number of applications exceeds the number of places available in either the morning or afternoon, we use the criteria outlined above to allocate these sessions.

    30 hours funded Nursery places for working parents

    Eligible working parents are entitled to 30 hours free Nursery care. Smitham Nursery is registered for this scheme. If we are able to offer your Nursery age child a 30 hour place it would be for 6 hours per day during term time.

    Please visit the government website: Childcare Choices to see if you are eligible.

    To be considered for a place, parents should apply directly to the school by 15th January; places cannot be guaranteed. Application forms are available from the Office or by clicking on the link below.

    Application Form

    Entry to the nursery does not guarantee a place at Smitham Primary School.

  • In Year Admission

    Occasionally spaces are available in year groups other than Reception.  Please contact the office to enquire about available places.

    If you would like to apply for In-year admissions via the Croydon council website then please click here

  • How to Apply for Reception Admission

    The children enter the school full time during the autumn term of the academic year in which they will be five years old.

    All applications for the school are processed by the Local Authority(LA)  and not directly by the school.

    To view/download Croydon’s Admissions and apply for a reception place please click here 

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