About Us

  • Children are clearly interested and motivated to learn


  • 1887 - SCHS was founded

About Us

Streatham & Clapham High School is an independent, academically selective school for girls aged 3–18, offering an inspiring, enlightened and intellectually challenging education in a lively, vibrant and warmly supportive environment. Girls aged 3-11 attend the Nursery and Prep School, located in spacious buildings with outstanding facilities in Streatham Hill.  The Senior School inhabits a four-acre site focused on an imposing 1930s building in a delightfully tranquil and leafy oasis of south London, where the soundscape is dominated by birdsong.

The ability profile of the School is significantly above the national average, with a proportion of pupils being far above the national average.  The 2010 Independent Schools Inspectorate report noted that ‘the outstanding personal development of pupils of all ages demonstrates that the School meets its aim of developing girls who are happy, confident and inspired to meet the challenges of life and work’. 

The School 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.  Streatham’s Gymnastics teams, for instance, can take justified pride in being the best in England in the 2012 National Gymnastics Competition.  However, the pupils attain success across the spectrum of activity, from 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 winning a national Architecture Award for their work with structural engineers in creating a community hub.

In a word, Streatham & Clapham High School has a vision of excellence which:


  • Empowers pupils to pursue ideals and knowledge unafraid;
  • Inspires achievement beyond the bound of expectation;
  • Celebrates a caring culture of warm relationships and diversity. 
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