Purley Partnership is a Federation of Christ Church School and Purley Nursery School.
Christ Church School is a voluntary aided (VA) Church of England primary school with a strong Christian ethos. It is maintained by the London Borough of Croydon and supported by the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education. The school admits 60 pupils each year. There are currently 360 pupils on roll, aged 4 to 11 years.
Purley Nursery School is open 8am to 6pm year round, to all in the community. Funded by Croydon Local Authority, Purley Nursery School offers 160 places, including some integrated education and care places, for 2-, 3- and 4-year-olds and a range of provision to support families within the community.
Both schools provide a warm, stimulating, welcoming environment which gives a secure foundation for all children to become happy, confident, caring individuals who achieve personal success and develop a lifelong love of learning.
The two schools retain their identity, their name, school budget and have their own Ofsted and, where applicable, Church School inspections. There is one Governing Body which has joint responsiblity for both schools. The federation is therefore a true partnership as governors and school staff work to secure the interests of the schools together.
Purley Nursery School was inspected by Ofsted on 6 March 2018. We are delighted to say that yet again Ofsted recognised the Outstanding quality of our nursery provision.
To read the Inspector's Report, please click here
Bookings for the Summer Holiday Playscheme are now closed. The next Playscheme will be in the October half term.
Further Information on Holiday Playschemes can be found here .
Admission to Primary School 2019
If your child was born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 you MUST apply for a primary school place now. Further information is available here
9 June 2017
The Federation between Purley Nursery School and Christ Church Primary School is now established and is known as the Purley Partnership Federation. A federated governing body is now in place to oversee the governance of both schools.
Purley Nursery School is pleased to be able to offer the new Government Funded 30 hours of free childcare. Parents who think they might be eligible will need to check on the website, www.childcarechoices.gov.uk, the term before they wish to take up their entitlement.
At Purley Nursery School the 30 hours are offered Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 11.30 and 12.30 to 3.30pm term time only (with the option to pay for the lunch period and bring a packed lunch). Breakfast and After School Club are also available at an additional charge. Please come and visit us Monday to Thursday between 9.30 and 10.30 am or 1pm to 2.30 pm for further details.
All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free nursery education. In our School parents and carers can buy additional child-care sessions to provide a full-time place between 7.45am and 6.00pm (subject to availability).
We encourage parents to take up their education hours across the whole week wherever possible - 3 hours on a daily basis morning or afternoon - as we believe that this provides valuable continuity for children.
You can pay your invoice for your additional sessions by ParentPay. Please click here to access our Parent Pay page.