Park Hill is a three-form entry infant school serving a residential area close to the centre of Croydon. About three-quarters of the pupils come from minority ethnic backgrounds and many have an Indian heritage. More than a third are learning English as an additional language, which is above average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is just below average. The proportion of pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities is also just below average. These needs relate mainly to speech and language difficulties. The proportion with statements of special educational needs is below average. Early Years Foundation Stage provision is offered in the Reception classes. The school has gained the Healthy Schools award.