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Telferscot Primary School is a London Borough of Lambeth community Primary School for children from 3 to 11 years old. We have been a school on this site for over 100 years of learning!

Tucked away in between Balham and Streatham we pride ourselves on having a ‘small school feeling’ rooted in a strong sense of community.  Everyone is welcome at Telferscot and we pride ourselves on being a school with a 'village feel' in urban London. We are like a hidden gem – once you find us you will not want to leave!

The school is a two form entry school with 15 classes: the Nursery class followed by six Key Stage 1 (Infant) classes: Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 then the eight Key Stage 2 (Junior) classes years 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Each year the school takes in 60 Reception children and fills any spaces throughout the school and welcomes both full and part time Nursery pupils


Nursery Admissions

Universal 15 Hours

Telferscot also has a Nursery class.  We offer places to children in the term after their third birthday. All parents of 3 year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free nursery provision, referred to as ‘Universal 15 hours’. At Telferscot Nursery your Universal 15 hours can have a flexible pattern, set a term in advance. This means that you can have a mixture of mornings, afternoons and full days up to 15 hours. We try our best to accommodate the pattern you request.

Additional chargeable hours

You are able to request additional hours above the Universal 15 hours which are charged at a reasonable rate of £6 per hour.

30 hours free entitlement scheme

We are currently able to offer some places with the 30 hours free entitlement scheme. We do not check eligibility for the scheme; this is done using an eligibility checker online. If you are eligible you will be issued with a DERN number which you must supply to the school office. We will ask you to fill in some school-based paperwork and sign an agreement with us. Checking eligibility for the 30 hours scheme is a parental responsibility and you will have to recheck your eligibility for the scheme at regular intervals and the school office will remind you of this.

There are a set of strict criteria to qualify for the scheme and information on how to apply can be found at https://childcare-support.tax.service.gov.uk/par/app/extendedentitlement

Lunches at school

If your child is attending Nursery all day they will have a school lunch. Lunches are staffed by the nursery team and other familiar adults who support the learning of the younger children in school. A menu is given out at the beginning of each term. School lunches are charged at £2.25 per day plus £3 for the supervision element.

The deadline for applications for admissions to Nursery are on the last day of February - for admissions the following September. Any applications received after this date will be classified as a late application. You can download the application form here.

If you have any questions please contact the school office


Reception class admissions

The admissions system for Reception age children is managed by Lambeth.  Parents are required to fill in a Common Application Form for their children and send it to/ apply online to Lambeth in the early spring before their child is due to start in Reception. Lambeth now deal with all admissions for our school places (except Nursery-application is below). Please visit the link below for more Information, advice and online applications: Lambeth applications website.


Open Days

In the lead up to Reception and Nursery application deadlines we invite prospective parents to join us for a tour of our school. 

These are offered when the children are in school, to provide a real feel of the school in full swing, but we do restrict these to scheduled group tours only to minimise disruption to our classes. 

When dates are set they are put onto our website calendar and are predominantly run throughout October, November, December and early January.  Booking is essential!  

Please call in advance to book your place on the tour. For further information, or to book your place, please call the school office on 0208 673 7362.