Open days for September 2024 enrolment have begun, so you might be thinking about which primary school would be best for your child.

Ofsted inspects and regulates schools, colleges, and childcare providers all over the country.

It evaluates the qualities of education and service to ensure they reach a certain standard.

Ofsted uses a four-point scale to rate and assess, with the top-tier being outstanding, followed by good, requires improvement, and then inadequate.

In Croydon, there are no schools currently rated inadequate.

We have listed the highest and lowest-rated primary schools in Croydon based on Ofsted ratings.

We reached out to lower-rated schools for comment but didn't hear anything back.

We have also included the date the school was most recently inspected, as it is important to note that some schools have not been inspected in several years.


Park Hill Junior School – June 29, 2023

Park Hill Infant School – June 10, 2010

Chestnut Park Primary School – July 23, 2018

Heathfield Academy – July 4, 2018

Harris Primary Academy (Croydon) – November 9, 2023

Harris Primary Academy (Haling Park) – October 13, 2023

Harris Primary Academy (Purley Way) – September 18, 2019

Harris Primary Academy (Benson) – July 21, 2023

Beddington Park Academy – November 20, 2023

Carew Academy – February 17, 2020

St Elphege’s RC Infants’ School – June 3, 2013

St John’s CofE Primary School – November 15, 2021

St James the Great RC Primary and Nursery School – November 15, 2012

David Livingstone Academy – July 3, 2019

Stewart Fleming Primary School – June 16, 2023


Broadmead Primary School – November 2, 2023

Requires Improvement:

The Crescent Primary School – February 1, 2022

Whitehorse Manor Infant School – January 6, 2022