Area Guide to Purley

Area Guide to Purley

Our area guide to Purley gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out. Postcodes covered by this area guide include CR8

Guide to Purley transport links:


  • Kenley (National Rail)
  • Purley
  • Reedham (Surrey)
  • Riddlesdown

Purley Local Authorities:

Purley is represented by Croydon Council which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.

Council responsibilities

The council is responsible for all council services and duties, which include Social Services, housing, education and planning. If you’ve a specific question for this council, please visit their website to get contact details for key departments.

Purley Council Tax Rates:

Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. There are currently 1 councils covering the Purley area.

Council tax rates for each Local Authority

Council A B C D E F G H
Croydon £973 £1,136 £1,298 £1,460 £1,784 £2,109 £2,433 £2,920
English Averages £761 £888 £1,015 £1,142 £1,396 £1,650 £1,904 £2,285
How much will I have to pay?

Each year, every local authority will set a rate of council tax for each valuation band. The amount you have to pay depends on the value of your property and the current rates for your local council. Not everyone will have to pay the full amount of council tax. There are three ways in which your council tax bill may be reduced.

Reductions in council tax:
- the reduction scheme for disabled people
- discounts (i.e. If only one person lives in a property they will get a 25% discount on the council tax bill)
- council tax benefit and second adult rebate

Learn more about council tax at HM Revenue & Customs

Schools in Purley & Year 2006 Exam Results

Schools in Purley fall under the Croydon Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Purley by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.

Local schools within Purley:

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