Elmwood Infant School

Type Primary
Age Range 3-7
Religion Does not apply
Address Lodge Road
Reference Number 101721



Elmwood Infant School is a well-established four-form entry infant school situated in Croydon, Surrey, within the areas of West Croydon and Broad Green. It caters to children from ages 3 to 7 and boasts a close proximity to West Croydon train station and tram stop, as well as being a short walk from Croydon University Hospital.

The school is notable for its popularity and welcoming approach, with Wayne Cooper—a local Croydon-born headteacher—managing the institution since 1994. The school is a feeder for Elmwood Junior School, which shares the campus with Elmwood Infant School, serving pupils from ages 7 to 11. This feeder relationship not only ensures a smooth academic transition for children in the Croydon area but also builds community and a sense of shared educational values.

General Makeup

Number of pupils
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 54.34%
Girls: 45.66%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
1 115
2 114

Ofsted Rating Good
Last Inspection Date 2018-09-11
Date Description Report
2018-07-10 Short inspection Short inspection
2014-09-11 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2013-01-15 Interim assessment Interim assessment
2010-03-23 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2007-02-13 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2001-11-26 Full inspection Full inspection

2024 Admissions

Number of Applications Number of Offers
First Preference Upgrade Upgrade
Second Preference 66 9
Third Preference 54 5
From another Local Authority 1 1

Previous Years



Age Range

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Key Stage 2 Attainment

Students Meeting expected standard

Students Meeting higher standard

GCSE Attainment

Attainment 8 score percentile

Students getting 5 or more GCSE's at grade 9-4 (A-C)