Croydon High Junior School is an independent school in Selsdon, East Surrey, for girls aged 3-11.

Croydon High Junior School is set within beautiful and extensive grounds in Selsdon, East Surrey.  Our location and facilities allow us to offer an exceptional learning environment, where girls can comfortably explore and develop . In everything that we offer at Croydon High Juniors, we have your daughter’s future in mind. This starts at Nursery and Reception and will carry on through their time with us, providing each pupil with essential skills for their future.

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Step 1 – Visit us

If you are considering applying for a place at Croydon High Reception, your first point of contact will be with the Junior School Admissions Registrar; Clare Macmillan.

We hold Open Days and Taster Days throughout the year and, conscious of the busy lives most parents lead, we are also happy to arrange appointments at a time to suit you.

Step 2 – Apply

If you are ready to apply to our Junior School, please complete the on-line application form here.

Please be aware that we will require a non-refundable registration fee of £100 to be paid by credit or debit card on submission of this form. If you are unable to make the payment in this way, please contact us before completing the form.

If you have any questions, please call us on +44 (0)20 8260 7572 or email

A deposit of £750 is chargeable when you accept a place and this will be held until the end of your daughter’s final term in the school. Unfortunately this cannot be refunded if the place is not taken up for any reason.

Step 3 – Assessment

Assessment for entry into Reception in September usually takes place in the previous January, although as with all year groups, subject to places being available, we will always try and arrange testing at other times.

Girls will be invited to school in groups of four to six and will take part in an informal play session. Activities will be set up to encourage individual and group play and plenty of opportunities for interaction between the girls and the teaching staff

Activities such as picture matching and sorting objects according to given criteria will provide plenty of opportunity for chat. The girls will also be expected to co-operate in small group games and to use spoken language to express their feelings and ideas.

These sessions last approximately one hour, during which time the girls should be able to demonstrate that they can react to simple instructions, recognise colours and begin to draw their own simple pictures.

During this time, Miss Sarah-Jane Pendleton, Head of Junior School, will take parents on a tour of the school when they can discuss their daughter’s entry, ask questions and collect any relevant information.