Explore the School

Take a look at our fantastic new 360 degree experience and explore our wonderful school for yourself.

Welcome to Margaret Roper School, we'd love to meet you and show you around our wonderful school !
Unfortunately due to protocols in place to make the school COVID secure for children and staff, we are currently unable to invite you in person.
Please explore the school via our 360 tour above.
Meet the Headteacher for live Q & A sessions.  Book your place by phone 020 8660 0115 or email
COVID Pandemic Statement - Mass Obligation


During Covid19, the Sunday Mass Obligation has been suspended.  The following statement clarifies the current situation with Admissions for Sept 2021 :


On the advice of the Education Commission of the Archdiocese of Southwark the Governing Board of Margaret Roper Catholic Primary School has agreed the following statement in order to clarify how its faith-based oversubscription criteria will be interpreted whilst churches are closed or attendance at church is not possible due to COVID19.


This statement has been shared widely with parishes in order to ensure that determinations made by parish priests concerning regular practice of the faith are being made on a consistent basis.


The suspension of the obligation to attend Sunday Mass was announced on 18th March 2020 by the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales. 

If a parent/carer attended Mass at a particular parish (or parishes) prior to 18th March 2020 then they will be considered to have attended Mass in that parish (or parishes) at the same frequency since that time.

This will remain the case until the Sunday obligation is reintroduced by the Bishops.

We currently have some vacancies in the school, including Reception for September 2020.  If you are interested in a place for your child(ren) at Margaret Roper, please contact the school office at 




Reception Class September 2021

For applicants applying for Reception places in September 2021, the Admissions Policy and Supplementary Information Form is shown below:

Admissions Policy Sept 2021

Supplementary Information Form Sept 2021

ParishPriestReferenceForm- updated 16720


By 15th January you should :

  1. Go to School admissions - London Borough of Croydon and submit your Croydon Common Application Form.  Include Margaret Roper in your list of preferred schools.  (If you live in a borough outside Croydon, you must do this through your own council website).
  2. Complete the Supplementary Information Form (link above) for Margaret Roper School and return it to the school.
  3. Arrange for completion of the Priest Reference Form (link above).  You will need to complete your own details and then pass on to your Priest.  For further information please contact your own parish.




Consultation on Proposed Changes to Admissions Criteria - Sept 2020 Intake

In accordance with the School Admissions Code 2014, please find attached our draft admission arrangements for entry to the School in September 2022.  The consultation period lasts until 31st January 2021 and responses must be received by then. 
In your response, please include your full name, title and contact details.
Responses can be sent :
- email to
- post to Admissions Secretary, Margaret Roper Primary School, Russell Hill, Purley CR8 2XP




Should you require further assistance, please use the contact details below.

Please e-mail: or telephone 020 8660 0115 and leave a message (option 2)

Please see link below for Admission Appeals Information / Timetable

Appeals Timetable 2020

Admissions policy Sept 2020