Telferscot Road, Balham, London SW12 0HW
10 reasons to choose Telferscot Primary School
Main point of differentiation
Telferscot Primary School is one of the best state primary schools in Balham & Streatham, also ranking in the top 1-2% in the country, with a Schoolsmith Score® of 73. It has one of the best arts programme among local primary schools. (read the area review here)
Telferscot Primary School is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 3 and 11 years. It is a community school. The school was also rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in its last (2014) inspection. Reception places are usually oversubscribed every year, on first preference.
Average class size
Telferscot Primary School has two classes per year, and an average class size of 28 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Telferscot Primary School ranks in the top 9% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 16% of schools.
The Telferscot Primary School curriculum
School curriculum also includes PSHE, French. Outside the core subjects, foundation subjects are taught through a thematic, topic-based curriculum. UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools initiatives and environmental awareness are embedded into the curriculum. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers, Forest School to Year 2 and a residential trip for Year 6. Eco Schools Green Flag accreditation.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at Telferscot Primary School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Telferscot Primary School
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir. Each pupil may participate in up to 10 different extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Out of school hours care from 7.30am to 6.00pm.
Find another school near Telferscot Primary School
Streatham and Clapham High School (1.2 miles); Emanuel School (2.2 miles); Thames Christian School (2.9 miles).
La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls’ School (0.6 miles); Dunraven School (1.1 miles); Chestnut Grove School (1.2 miles).