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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 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 classes: Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 then the eight Key Stage 2 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

Reception class admissions

At Telferscot Primary School we have one intake into our Reception classes every September and our admissions process is managed by Lambeth Council Admissions Team. Applications must be made online by 15th January 2021 using the eAdmissions website https://www.eadmissions.org.uk/

For families who live in Lambeth please visit the council's Primary School Admissions website for more information about the application process and Lambeth Primary Schools Lambeth Primary Schools Admissions. For families who do not live in Lambeth, please visit your home local authority's primary schools admissions website.

Families who have accepted a place at Telferscot Primary School will be invited to an introduction meeting and an individual Induction Meeting with the class teacher before their child starts with us in September. COVID  19 Update: some meetings may need to be conducted online. 

Parent Tours

From Friday 1st October we will resume weekly Parent tours of the school on Friday mornings. Please contact the school office (office@telferscot.co.uk) to book your place and you can also have a look at our video to find out more about Early Years at Telferscot.



 Please contact the school office if you have any further questions.

Nursery Admissions

At our amazing Nursery at Telferscot Primary School, we encourage the children to learn through play and a range of creative topics. The Nursery Team are experienced in understanding the children's interests and using these to build on their knowledge and skills. The children are able to free-flow in our wonderful bespoke learning environment, either inside or outdoor, and have constant access to many different learning resources. This allows them to become curious and independent learners.

We offer places to children from the term after their third birthday, with an intake in September and January every year. All parents of 3 year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free nursery provision. At Telferscot Nursery we offer families a flexible pattern for the 15 hours, set a term in advance. This means that you can have a mixture of mornings, afternoons and full days up to 15 hours and we try our best to accommodate the pattern you request.

Nursery hours, during term time only, are below:
Morning sessions - drop off between 8.40am and 8.50am and pick up at 12.00pm.

Afternoon sessions - drop off at 12.30pm and pick up at 3.30pm.

Please also note that we are unable to offer wrap around care to Nursery children.

Additional chargeable hours

You are able to request additional hours above the Universal 15 hours which are charged at £8 per hour from September 2021.

30 hours free entitlement scheme

We are currently able to offer some places with the 30 hours free entitlement scheme. If you are eligible you will be issued with a DERN number which you must supply to the school office so that we can check your eligibility. 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 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


The deadline for applications for admissions to Nursery is the end of the Spring term in April/May - for admissions the following September. You can download the application form here.

If you have any questions please contact the school office

In Year Transfers

Any families wishing to transfer to Telferscot Primary School during the school year or into Years 1 to 6 please contact us to find out more about us. Applications must be made to Lambeth Council, or your home borough, and parents should contact Lambeth Schools Admissions for more information. 

You may also wish to read our Admissions Policy for more information on how the admissions process operates at Telferscot.