Streatham and Clapham High School
Lambeth, United Kingdom
About Streatham and Clapham High School
Streatham & Clapham High School (SCHS) is a highly successful independent, academically selective school for girls aged 3-18. It offers an inspiring, enlightened and rigorously challenging education in a lively, vibrant and warmly supportive environment. We celebrate diversity and draw strength from our rich social and cultural mix. SCHS pupils achieve examination results which place the school in the top tier of UK independent schools at GCSE and A Level.
This reflects the school’s belief that all pupils should be inspired to outperform expectations on a daily basis. The pursuit of excellence is thus our defining feature. Along the way, our pupils learn the beauty of reason, the allure of the aesthetic, and the vitality of the physical. They are empowered to navigate the landscape of the human spirit and to achieve beyond the realms of expectation.
The Prep School (3-11) and Senior School (11-18) occupy separate sites. The Senior School inhabits a four-acre site in a delightfully tranquil and leafy oasis of south London. Pupils benefit from first-class facilities, including ICT suites, music and music technology suites, a recital hall, technology workshops, a full-size indoor sports hall, dance and art studios, and sports pitches and tennis courts. Major investment in exciting development and refurbishment plans includes a new Sixth Form Centre and a Creative Arts Centre.
SCHS is abuzz with activity. Pupils regularly put on ambitious drama productions. The school has four choirs, a full orchestra and a variety of chamber-music groups. Its pupils participate in a legion of sporting activities, in which they achieve great success. SCHS’s Gymnastics teams, for instance, were the best in England in the 2012 National Gymnastics Competition. However, pupils attain success across the spectrum of activity, from achieving outstanding results in public-speaking competitions, to winning prizes for the crash-testing of vehicles at Imperial College; from gaining awards for eco-action and sustainability, to trekking across the Atlas Mountains in Morocco or to the base camp of Mount Everest.
We are convinced that intrinsic to our pupils’ success are our expert and alert pastoral systems. The warmly supportive environment and the school’s family ethos enable all pupils to be known, valued and nurtured as individuals. This helps them to make outstanding progress, both academically and in their personal development.
SCHS has a vibrant, purposeful and happy culture with a focus on supporting all pupils to achieve beyond their potential.