Postcode SW16 5QR (Croydon)

Map showing SW16 5QR and nearby postcodes

The postcode SW16 5QR is located in Croydon, in the county of Outer London. It was introduced in January 1980 and is an active postcode. SW16 5QR is a small user postcode that may contain upto 100 addresses (but 15 is more typical).

SW16 5QR is one of the more deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 4.1 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 SW16 5QR as Multicultural metropolitans > Asian traits > Multicultural new arrivals.

The closest road name to SW16 5QR is Abingdon Road which is centered 35 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Freeman Court and is 122 m away. Access to the Metro/Tram is 2.51 km away at Beddington Lane Tram Stop The closest railway station is Norbury Rail Station, 379 m away.

The closest primary school to SW16 5QR (for ages 11 and under) is Norbury Manor Primary School. It achieved an OFSTED rating of Good on October 20, 2017. The closest secondary school (for ages 11-18) is Harris Academy Merton. The last OFSTED inspection on September 27, 2012 rated this school as Outstanding

The nearest takeaway food is available from American Style Southern Fried Chicken and is 357 m distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Satisfactory on September 23, 2021.

Policing for SW16 5QR 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 SW16 5QR and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

A list of road names near to SW16 5QR, and the approximate distance away.

Abingdon Road 35 m
Upwood Road 90 m
Lloyd Avenue 145 m
Southbrook Road 165 m
Colebrook Road 167 m
Stanford Road 192 m
Croindene Road 199 m
Turle Road 230 m
Bishops Park Road 252 m
Semley Road 260 m
Oakhill Road 261 m
Benett Gardens 269 m
Hatch Road 277 m
Fairview Road 289 m
Roche Road 290 m


Information about the postcode SW16 5QR

Introduction January 1980
Termination n/a - Active Postcode
User Type Small User - may contain upto 100 addresses but 15 is more typical

Local Schools

School OFSTED ratings, last inspection dates, student age ranges and approximate distance from SW16 5QR - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Norbury Manor Primary School Good
(October 20, 2017)
0 m
Stanford Primary School 540 m
Woodmansterne School Good
(May 15, 2019)
589 m
Harris Academy Merton Outstanding
(September 27, 2012)
1.02 km
Granton Primary School Outstanding
(July 5, 2017)
1.05 km
Immanuel and St Andrew Church of England Primary School Outstanding
(July 1, 2015)
1.06 km
Harris Primary Academy Merton Outstanding
(July 12, 2017)
1.08 km
Norbury High School for Girls Good
(March 14, 2017)
1.12 km
Kensington Avenue Primary School 1.12 km
William Morris Primary School Good
(February 9, 2017)
1.12 km
Lonesome Primary School Good
(July 10, 2019)
1.46 km
Winterbourne Boys' Academy Good
(March 1, 2017)
1.55 km
Winterbourne Junior Girls' School Good
(November 2, 2017)
1.55 km
Winterbourne Nursery and Infants' School Requires improvement
(December 12, 2019)
1.55 km
Goldfinch Primary School 1.59 km
St Andrew's Catholic Primary School Outstanding
(February 5, 2014)
1.59 km
Beecholme Primary School Good
(July 10, 2019)
1.6 km
The Sherwood School Good
(November 15, 2017)
1.61 km
St James the Great RC Primary and Nursery School Outstanding
(October 25, 2012)
1.62 km
CACFO UK Education Centre Requires improvement
(March 13, 2019)
1.74 km

Nearby Food

Food establishments with their establishment type, FSA rating score, date of last inspection and approximate distance from SW16 5QR - Data from Apr 2022

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
CH And Co Catering At Norbury Manor Primary School School/college/university 5
Very Good
September 29, 2021
0 m
Wheelers Newsagents Retailers - other 2
Needs Improvement
February 18, 2021
249 m
Roselands Residential Care Home Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
December 17, 2021
328 m
Al Noor Food Drive Other catering premises Awaiting Inspection
357 m
American Style Southern Fried Chicken Takeaway/sandwich shop 3
September 23, 2021
357 m
Co-op Retailers - supermarkets/hypermarkets 5
Very Good
June 23, 2021
357 m
Mamma's Pizza Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
February 14, 2022
357 m
Norbury Palace Retailers - other 3
December 1, 2021
357 m
Subway Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
September 22, 2021
357 m
Beirut Rock Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen Awaiting Inspection
372 m
Charsi Karahi Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 2
Needs Improvement
September 13, 2021
372 m
Hopy Shop Retailers - other 1
Needs Major Improvement
January 12, 2022
372 m
Laziz Kebab Takeaway/sandwich shop 3
October 27, 2021
372 m
Morleys Takeaway/sandwich shop 4
December 8, 2020
372 m
SnackPi Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen Awaiting Inspection
372 m
V.J. Minimarket Retailers - other 3
September 11, 2019
372 m
Affogato Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 2
Needs Improvement
October 15, 2021
379 m
Cassandra Centre Other catering premises 4
December 20, 2021
379 m
Daily & Fresh Retailers - other 3
December 2, 2021
379 m
Fresh Bazar Foods Limited Retailers - other 4
February 12, 2020
379 m

Nearby Travel Links

Bus stops, train stations, taxi ranks and airports near to SW16 5QR - Data from Apr 2022

Freeman Court Bus Stop/Station 122 m
Freeman Court Bus Stop/Station 137 m
Darcy Road Bus Stop/Station 319 m
Oakhill Road Bus Stop/Station 342 m
Norbury Bus Stop/Station 361 m
Beddington Lane Tram Stop Metro/Tram 2.51 km
Beddington Lane Tram Stop Metro/Tram 2.52 km
Beddington Lane Tram Stop Metro/Tram 2.52 km
Norbury Rail Station Rail 379 m
Streatham Common Rail Station Rail 1.03 km
Streatham Common Rail Station Rail 1.1 km
Plantation Wharf Pier Ferry 7.31 km
Plantation Wharf Pier Ferry 7.32 km
Plantation Wharf Pier Ferry 7.33 km
London Gatwick Airport North Terminal Air 27.82 km
London Gatwick Airport North Terminal Air 27.98 km
London Gatwick Airport South Terminal Air 28.23 km

Nearby Nature

Woodland, hills, greenspaces, water and other natural features near to SW16 5QR - Data from Dec 2021

Pollards Hill Hill Or Mountain 742 m
Norwood Grove Woodland Or Forest 1.26 km
Biggin Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.55 km
Convent Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.43 km
Paper Mill Cut Inland Water 3.45 km
Westow Hill Hill Or Mountain 3.66 km
South Norwood Lake Inland Water 3.77 km
Dulwich Upper Wood Woodland Or Forest 3.79 km
Selby Green Woodland Or Forest 3.92 km
St Alban's Grove Woodland Or Forest 3.99 km
Knight's Hill Hill Or Mountain 4.12 km
Croydon Canal Inland Water 4.34 km
Lower Lake Inland Water 4.39 km
Waddon Ponds Inland Water 4.44 km
Intermediate Lake Inland Water 4.48 km


Country England
County Outer London
Latitude 51.41007700
Longitude -0.12812200
OS Easting 530283
OS Northing 0169557
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 North
Electoral Ward Norbury & Pollards Hill
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: Asian traits
Subgroup: Multicultural new arrivals
Rural-Urban Classification (England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Built-Up Area Greater London BUA
Built-Up Area Sub-Division Croydon BUASD
Workplace Zone E33033097
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
Croydon 004
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
Croydon 004A
Output Area / Small Area 4C2