Welcome to Gilbert Scott Primary School. We are incredibly proud of our amazing pupils, parents and dedicated staff, where we all work together to make our school a happy and fun place to learn.

Why send your child to our Nursery and Reception class?

  • We are a friendly, nurturing school with high expectations for all our pupils. Staff endeavour to provide a calm and stimulating environment where good behaviour and mutual respect is modelled by everyone.
  • We provide a rich and exciting curriculum, with a strong focus on active, play based exploration to develop curiosity, critical thinking and a love of learning in Nursery and Reception.
  • Ambition for every child to achieve their best driven by the strong leadership of The Collegiate Trust
  • Flexible choices for parents with the Nursery Class offering 15-hour morning sessions, 30 hour sessions for eligible families as well as additional paid provision for afternoons at an extremely reasonable price (£8 for 11.45am – 3.10pm / £30 per week).
  • Wrap around care through our Breakfast Club (from 7.45am) at £3 and After-school Club (until 6pm) at £10 per session.
  • Inclusion Quality Mark, a national award, in recognition of excellent practice
  • Wonderful on-site facilities including a swimming pool, computing suites, music room and new library.
  • An extremely convenient location within easy reach from Selsdon and central Croydon via the Croydon Tram


‘The early years provision is strong.  Teaching is consistently good which has resulted in children making good progress.
Children are well behaved.  They remain focused on the exciting learning opportunities offered to them, they help each other and they work amicably together.  This leads to a calm and purposeful learning environment in which children are safe and happy.’ Ofsted September 2017

Spaces still available for Nursery and Reception class – contact the school on 02086574722 so that you don’t miss out on a place! 

We are very pleased that you are considering our Nursery and Reception for your child. It is such an important decision so the one thing we would advise is to ensure you get as much information as possible about our ethos and vision to help guide you through this process. The best way to get a feel of our school is by booking a tour with our principal, so you can explore the Nursery and Reception in greater depth and meet the staff who will be caring for your child.

Every school is unique, just like every individual child and we can help you understand what makes Gilbert Scott Primary School so special.

How do I apply for a nursery place at Gilbert Scott Primary School?

For nursery placements, you can apply directly to our school by contacting the office on 02086574722.

Click on this link to find out more about our fantastic Nursery and Reception Class

Please fill out and return the below application form if you wish to apply.  Nursery Application Form