Postcode CR9 7AL (Croydon)

Map showing CR9 7AL and nearby postcodes

The postcode CR9 7AL is located in Croydon, in the county of Outer London. It was introduced in January 1980 and is an active postcode. CR9 7AL is a large user postcode, usually allocated to a single address receiving at least 500 mail items per day.

CR9 7AL is one of the most deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 1.8 on the scale of the index of deprivation (where 10 are the least deprived and 0 are the most deprived areas). The 2011 UK census classified the residents of CR9 7AL as Multicultural metropolitans > Rented family living > Commuters with young families.

The closest road name to CR9 7AL is Manning Gardens which is centered 134 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Oasis Academy and is 90 m away. Access to the Metro/Tram is 470 m away at Woodside Tram Stop The closest railway station is Norwood Junction Rail Station, 1.77 km away.

The closest primary school to CR9 7AL (for ages 11 and under) is Woodside Primary School. It achieved an OFSTED rating of Good on June 12, 2019. The closest secondary school (for ages 11-18) is Ark Blake Academy.

The local pub for residents of CR9 7AL is The Joiners Arms and is 676 m away. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) rated it as Very Good on March 17, 2020. The nearest takeaway food is available from Chilli And Spice and is 689 m distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Satisfactory on November 19, 2020.

Policing for CR9 7AL is covered by the Metropolitan Police police force association and Croydon is the NHS Primary Care Trust (PCT) or Care Trust Plus (CT).


Nearby Postcodes

A list of Postcodes adjacent to CR9 7AL and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

A list of road names near to CR9 7AL, and the approximate distance away.

Manning Gardens 134 m
Elmgrove Road 154 m
Brockenhurst Road 158 m
Furlong Close 173 m
Kingscote Road 223 m
Shirley Park Road 230 m
Chaucer Green 274 m
Sherwood Road 298 m
Pagehurst Road 302 m
Glenthorne Avenue 314 m
Blackthorne Avenue 314 m
Stroud Green Way 500 m
Bingham Road 502 m
Shirley Road 505 m
Coleridge Road 590 m


Information about the postcode CR9 7AL

Introduction January 1980
Termination n/a - Active Postcode
User Type Large User - allocated to single addresses receiving at least 500 mail items per day

Local Schools

School OFSTED ratings, last inspection dates, student age ranges and approximate distance from CR9 7AL - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Oasis Academy Shirley Park Good
(May 1, 2019)
0 m
Woodside Primary School Good
(June 12, 2019)
829 m
St Thomas Becket Catholic Primary School 869 m
Trinity School 900 m
Oasis Academy Arena Requires improvement
(November 7, 2019)
1.14 km
Oasis Academy Ryelands Good
(April 27, 2017)
1.21 km
John Wood School & Nursery Good
(January 31, 2019)
1.22 km
Monks Orchard Primary School 1.33 km
Robert Fitzroy Academy Good
(July 3, 2018)
1.38 km
Ark Blake Academy 1.45 km
Chaffinch Brook School 1.45 km
St John's CofE Primary School Outstanding
(September 22, 2021)
1.47 km
South Norwood Primary 1.55 km
Shirley High School Performing Arts College Requires improvement
(January 17, 2019)
1.56 km
Orchard Way Primary School 1.6 km
Orchard Park High (Croydon) Good
(September 19, 2018)
1.6 km
Coloma Convent Girls' School Requires improvement
(December 1, 2021)
1.67 km
Harris Primary Academy Benson Good
(June 5, 2019)
1.79 km
Marian Vian Primary School Good
(February 8, 2018)
1.82 km
Al-Khair School Good
(October 7, 2021)
1.86 km

Nearby Food

Food establishments with their establishment type, FSA rating score, date of last inspection and approximate distance from CR9 7AL - Data from Apr 2022

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
Spring Stores Retailers - other 5
Very Good
February 17, 2018
392 m
The Joiners Arms Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
March 17, 2020
676 m
Chilli And Spice Takeaway/sandwich shop 3
November 19, 2020
689 m
Crust Pizza / Texas Mexican Takeaway/sandwich shop 3
November 16, 2020
689 m
Londis Woodside Stores Retailers - other 5
Very Good
November 12, 2010
689 m
The Green Tandoori Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
September 27, 2020
689 m
Delight Kebab Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
March 22, 2022
702 m
Greens Food And Wine Retailers - other 3
March 16, 2020
702 m
Ly Chinese Take Away Takeaway/sandwich shop 4
February 24, 2021
702 m
Mandys Fish And Chips Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
February 24, 2021
702 m
Perfect Fried Chicken Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
February 24, 2021
702 m
Woodside Cafe Kopaczko Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
September 9, 2021
702 m
Harrison Catering Services At Thomas Becket School School/college/university 5
Very Good
November 23, 2021
869 m
Arena House Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises Awaiting Inspection
971 m
Morleys Fried Chicken Takeaway/sandwich shop 3
February 16, 2022
1.02 km
Portland Wines Retailers - other 2
Needs Improvement
October 17, 2021
1.02 km
Star Cafe & Sandwich Bar Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 1
Needs Major Improvement
February 8, 2022
1.09 km
Star Cafe And Sandwich Bar Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen Awaiting Inspection
1.09 km
The Gold Coast Bar & Restaurant Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
December 17, 2021
1.09 km
Mulberry Kindergarten Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
March 29, 2022
1.1 km

Nearby Travel Links

Bus stops, train stations, taxi ranks and airports near to CR9 7AL - Data from Apr 2022

Oasis Academy Bus Stop/Station 90 m
Oasis Academy Bus Stop/Station 91 m
Brockenhurst Road Bus Stop/Station 200 m
Ashburton Park Bus Stop/Station 220 m
Ashburton Park Bus Stop/Station 223 m
Woodside Tram Stop Metro/Tram 470 m
Woodside Tram Stop Metro/Tram 492 m
Woodside Tram Stop Metro/Tram 501 m
Norwood Junction Rail Station Rail 1.77 km
Norwood Junction Rail Station Rail 1.81 km
Norwood Junction Rail Station Rail 1.82 km
Plantation Wharf Pier Ferry 12.43 km
Plantation Wharf Pier Ferry 12.44 km
Plantation Wharf Pier Ferry 12.46 km
London Gatwick Airport North Terminal Air 25.84 km
London Gatwick Airport North Terminal Air 25.99 km
London Gatwick Airport South Terminal Air 26.05 km

Nearby Nature

Woodland, hills, greenspaces, water and other natural features near to CR9 7AL - Data from Dec 2021

Long Lane Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.15 km
Whitgift Pond Inland Water 1.29 km
Pinewood Woodland Or Forest 1.94 km
Foxes Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.22 km
Temple Avenue Copse Woodland Or Forest 2.26 km
Cold Shaw Woodland Or Forest 2.27 km
Millers Pond Inland Water 2.27 km
Crouch Oak Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.42 km
Coombe Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.44 km
Park Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.51 km
High Broom Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.6 km
Spring Park Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.7 km
Ballards Plantation Woodland Or Forest 2.73 km
South Norwood Lake Inland Water 2.79 km
Croydon Canal Inland Water 2.99 km


Country England
County Outer London
Latitude 51.38290500
Longitude -0.06308400
OS Easting 534884
OS Northing 0166653
OS Positional Quality Within the building of the matched address closest to the postcode mean

Index of Deprivation

Most Deprived
Least Deprived

Police Force Association

Metropolitan Police


Westminster Parliamentary
Croydon Central
Electoral Ward Addiscombe East
Local Authority District Croydon
Region / Government Office Region London
European Electoral Region London
Local Enterprise Partnership Primary: London
Local Learning and Skills Council London South

ONS Statistical Regions

International Territorial Level Code E09000008
Travel To Work Area London


NHS England Region London
Primary Care Trust
Cancer Alliance North West and South West London
Strategic Health Authority
Sustainability and Transformation
South West London Health and Care Partnership
Clinical Comissioning Group
NHS South West London CCG

2011 Census

Output Area Classification Supergroup: Multicultural metropolitans
Group: Rented family living
Subgroup: Commuters with young families
Rural-Urban Classification (England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Built-Up Area Greater London BUA
Built-Up Area Sub-Division Croydon BUASD
Workplace Zone E33033141
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
Croydon 014
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
Croydon 014A
Output Area / Small Area 4A3