Swaffield School

Admissions - Reception

Swaffield combines rigorous teaching with being an inspirational and inclusive school. I love the family atmosphere and find that communication with parents is excellent.
I regularly use the wraparound care which is a real strength; it's a huge support for working parents as it runs until 6.30pm every day and it's very easy to book.                                         E.B. - Parent

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 Swaffield

Find out what makes Swaffield School an excellent choice for your child's primary school education by visiting us. We're very happy to show prospective parents and their children around the school. We run regular school tours during which you'll meet Ms Hamilton, our Head Teacher, and have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. We'd be very happy to show you around Reception and Swaffield School. 

Follow this link to select a tour date that suits you:

 Book Your Tour 

You can also contact Sue Medhurst, our admissions officer, or one of our admin team by calling or emailing us. 

Tel: 020 8874 2825             Email: swaffield@swaffield.wandsworth.sch.uk  

Reception Places for September 2024

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. If your child was born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020 you can apply for them to  start in a primary school Reception class in September 2024. 

The document below gives full details about Reception places in Wandsworth. 


How to Apply for a Reception Place

The deadline for your application form for a Reception place for September 2024 and any supplementary forms to be received by Wandsworth Council was 15th January 2024. To make a late application, please contact Wandsworth Admissions. 

 Applications should be made via Wandsworth Council by the 15th January 2024 deadline using this link. www.wandsworth.gov.uk/admissions 

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

Admissions Criteria

Wandsworth Council sets the admissions criteria for Reception places; please read the 'Choose A Wandsworth Primary School' booklet for full information about the admissions process and admission arrangements for Wandsworth Primary Schools for September 2024.


What is Swaffield School Like?

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

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

You can also find out more about life at Swaffield by taking a look at some of our recent newsletters. 

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 Swaffield's OFSTED Report 


“Both of my children have really flourished at Swaffield.
It’s given them an excellent educational foundation which has helped them
secure places at Emanuel School, including an academic scholarship.”

Comment from a Year 5 Parent 2022

When Will You Hear about Reception Places?

Wandsworth Council will post the outcomes of applications for Reception places on 16th April 2024.

June/July 2024 – Appeals are heard If you want to appeal against refusal of a place, please visit www.wandsworth.gov.uk/admissionappeals or contact Wandsworth Education Appeals Service at wandswortheducationappeals@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk or (020) 8871 7554 for further information.

Deadlines for appealing will be published on the council’s website.Please visit the Wandsworth Council website here for further information.

Wraparound Care At Swaffield

We realise the importance of offering wrap-around care to parents and are pleased to offer Out of School Care before and after the school day for children at our school.

We have two sessions per day - Sunrise and Sunset - which are available for children aged 3 to 11.

Sunrise is open before school from 7.15am to 9am
Sunset is open after school until 6.30pm

You can book as many or as few sessions as you require and we offer the flexibility of ad-hoc bookings too.
Find out more here.