Living in Clapham, SW4: Area guide for primary and secondary schools

It isn't hard to figure out why Clapham is such a popular location for property buyers. From Clapham Old Town’s mix of classy and down to earth restaurants to the serene greenery of Clapham Common’s 220 acre parkland, it’s easy to work out. But what does Clapham offer in the way for young families? What are the surrounding schools like? How and when do I apply? What does Ofsted say, and where do I check online to learn more?

Primary and secondary schools in Clapham: What to know

The best schools tend to be the most difficult to get into unfortunately. But choosing a school in close proximity to where you live can improve your child’s application, especially with the best schools. Fortunately there is a wide choice of infant and junior schools dotted around Clapham and 330 Clapham Road ranging from ‘Good’ to ‘Outstanding’ as rated by Ofsted.

Schools in close proximity to 330 Clapham Road: How does Ofsted rate them?

Allen Edwards Primary School - Rated Good by Ofsted (7 minute walk from 330 Clapham Road)*
Lark Hall Primary School – Rated Good by Ofsted (9 minute walk)
Stockwell Primary School - Rated Good by Ofsted (11 minute walk)

Clapham Manor Primary School

Distance: 17 minute walk from 330 Clapham Road (Timed by Google Maps. Mums say give an extra 3-4 minutes for tiny feet)
Rated Outstanding by Ofsted and ‘the most oversubscribed school in Lambeth Council’, Clapham Manor children are helped to excel at an early age in a focused, comfortable learning environment. Parents enjoy an excellent relationship with teachers which enable children to achieve more inside and outside the classroom. Full Ofsted report here.

Honeywell Schools – A popular school close to Northcote Road

Distance: 11 minute drive from 330 Clapham Road
Catering for children aged between 3 and 7, this infant and junior school sits just off Northcote Road on the quieter Honeywell Road. According to Clapham Mums, parents say it strikes a great balance between academia and creativity. And with a strong tradition in sports, Honeywell Schools is a popular choice for parents in the area.

Helpful resources to get you started

Lambeth Council’s website gives all the information you will need to familiarise yourself with the area and application process. Here is a handy map showing the locations of everything from special needs schools to primary and secondary schools.

When to apply for primary and secondary schools

Once you have applied for schools of choice, the deadline for applications is around mid-January for your child to start primary school in September. You should hear back mid-April.

330 Clapham Road – Make it your own

The eagerly anticipated 330 Clapham Road is a superb collection of one and two bedroom apartments, two bedroom duplexes and spacious three and four bedroom townhouses. 330 Clapham Road provides a rare opportunity to own a stunning new home in one of the most popular areas of south-west London.

*Times according to Google Maps

**Image credit to Magnus D via Flickr

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