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Our open mornings took place in the autumn term but we are very happy to show prospective pupils and their parents/carers around our school.

Please contact the School Office to arrange your visit by emailing swaffield@swaffield.wandsworth.sch.uk 
or calling 020 8874 2825

Admissions Procedure

You can find out more about Swaffield School by visiting us and by reading our prospectus. Copies are given at our Open Mornings and on school visits.

Read Swaffield's prospectus to find out more about life at Swaffield School or view our online version at the bottom of this page.

Choose a Wandsworth Primary School 

You can read the brochure 'Choose A Wandsworth Primary School' here that explains admissions to Wandsworth Primary Schools for September 2019 here or click on the image below. 

Reception Places

Admission to Reception Class is in the September of each year. Children have to be 4 years old by 31st August to be considered for entry.

Wandsworth Council sets the admission criteria and you Read the 'Choose A Wandsworth Primary School' booklet for full information about the admissions process and admission arrangements for each school.

If your child was born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015, you can apply for a primary school reception year place for September 2019.

The deadline for applications is 15 January 2019.

How to Apply for a Reception Place

All applications for places in Reception upwards are processed through Wandsworth Pupil Services www.wandsworth.gov.uk/admissions

The deadline for your application form for a Reception place for September 2019 and any supplementary forms to be received by Wandsworth Council is 15 January 2019.

If you live outside of Wandsworth, you should apply through your home borough. 

You should contact Wandsworth School Admissions with any queries in relation to applying for a Reception place:

Email: admissions@wandsworth.gov.uk
Tel: 020 8871 7316

When Will You Hear about Reception Places?

Wandsworth Council will post the outcomes of applications for Reception places on 16th April 2019. Choose A Wandsworth Primary School



Children are admitted into the Nursery when they are three years old. 

Places are either full time (9am to 3.05pm) or part time (either four mornings, 9am to 11.25am, + one full day OR four afternoons 12.20pm to 3.05pm + one full day) Monday to Friday.

All families in England with 3 and 4-year-old children are eligible for 15 hours of free childcare or early education for 38 weeks. 

Full time places in Nursery are offered on the following criteria (as set by the government): 

  • Each parent (or the sole parent in a single parent family) will need to earn, on average, the equivalent of 16 hours on the national minimum wage per week, and no more than £100,000 per year.
  • A family with an annual household income of £199,998 would be eligible if each parent earns just under £100,000.
  • Self-employed parents and parents on zero-hours contracts will be eligible if they meet the average earnings threshold.

You can check whether you are eligible for the government's 30 hours free childcare by visiting their website https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

Please contact us if you have any queries in relation to applying for a Nursery place.

How to Apply for a Nursery Place

The deadline for applying for a Nursery place for September 2019 is 8th February 2019.

Applications for a place in our Nursery are made through the school. You can read and download our Admissions Criteria for Nursery Places for September 2019 here. 


When Will You Hear about Nursery Places?

We will inform parents of the outcomes of applications for Nursery places in March 2019. 

What is Swaffield School Like?

Visit our Welcome page to see our school video
to get a taste of our wonderful school.

Read Swaffield's prospectus to find out more about life at Swaffield School.

Are You Looking For A Primary School That Offers...

  • High standards
  • A reputation for being a welcoming and caring establishment
  • A commitment to provide a broad and balanced education accessible to all pupils
  • High quality teaching that ensures all curriculum subjects are fully covered and is 'In a Class of its Own'?

You Are? Contact Us to Arrange a Visit 

Please contact the School Office on 020 8874 2825 where a member of staff will answer the phone and be happy to arrange a visit to Swaffield.


We are very happy to show prospective parents around our school and we hold tours, by appointment, on Thursday mornings at 9am. Please contact the School Office to book.

Alternatively, you can e-mail us to book a visit swaffield@swaffield.wandsworth.sch.uk


Swaffield is a very happy school which is focused on pupils’ learning.
Parents are highly positive about the school and its work.
This in part is due to your high expectations of pupils’ work.

Extract from our last Ofsted report

Visit our Ofsted page for full information and visit our Results page for information about those.


We welcome admissions in other year groups, subject to availability, and would recommend a visit prior to application through Wandsworth Children's Services.

The school provides partial access for pupils with disabilities. This includes access to a disabled toilet and to the ground floor of the main school building with classrooms from Nursery to Year 1. The school's Accessibility Plan and policies on Equal Opportunities and Special Educational Needs & Disability provision are available under the Policies Section of this website. The governing body reviews these regularly.