Reception to Year 6 Admissions

The admissions authority for Shaftesbury Park Primary School is Wandsworth Borough Council.

To apply for a Reception to Year 6 place at Shaftesbury Park Primary School, either as part of the normal intake or during the school year, please see or email Wandsworth Pupil Services .

Nursery Admissions

Shaftesbury Park has two nursery classes

  • Giraffes Class – offering 15 hours of funded childcare to eligible 2 year olds, commencing from the term after their second birthday.
  • Zebras Class – offering all 3-4 year olds 15 hours of Early Education per week (the ‘Universal Offer’) with 30-hour places available for those meeting our eligibility criteria

We also offer reasonably priced, self-funded places for families not meeting eligibility criteria and the option to purchase additional sessions.

To apply for one of these places, please complete the relevant application form and return to the School Office.

Notes on Admissions

Admissions to the Bilingual Stream at Shaftesbury Park Primary School

Parents/carers who wish to apply for a place in the Shaftesbury Park Bilingual Stream must complete a supplementary information form as part of the admissions process.

Although there is no admissions requirement that children come from native speaking families, it is absolutely crucial that parents considering this option are committed to providing as many opportunities for their child to learn and use French outside school as possible for the entirety of their time at primary school.

Automatic Transfer

Please note that, whilst transfer from our Giraffe (2 year old) Class to our Zebra (3 year old) Class is automatic, this is not the case for transfers from Nursery to Reception.

All parents wishing their child to attend Shaftesbury Park from their Reception year onward must apply through Wandsworth Borough Council (see above).

Catchment Areas

There is no set catchment area for Shaftesbury Park. Priority is given according to the distance from the pupil’s permanent home address to the school allocation of places and as such changes dependent on the applications received for any particular year.


If there is oversubscription within any criteria, priority is given according to the distance from the pupil’s permanent home address to the school.

Distance is measured by a straight line from the address point of the pupil’s house, as set by Ordnance Survey, to the main school gate. You can find out how far you are from the school on the Wandsworth Borough Council website.

Part-time Places

Part-time places in either of our two nursery classes are for 2.5 days per week in the following configuration, either:

All-day Monday & Tuesday (9.00am to 3.00pm), Wednesday morning (9.00am to 11.30am) or Wednesday afternoon (12.00pm to 3.00pm), all-day Thursday & Friday (9.00am to 3.00pm)