Location and Travel

Location and Travel


The Senior School is located on a tranquil, green and spacious 4-acre site between Balham and Streatham (near Tooting Bec Common), south-west London. The Prep School is located within a few minutes’ walk from Streatham Hill Station. Both sites are easily accessible by public transport or school minibus from many areas in central and south London, including Balham, Battersea, Brixton, Camberwell, Clapham, Croydon, Crystal Palace, Earlsfield, East and West Dulwich, Mitcham, Norwood, Streatham, Tooting, Tulse Hill, Vauxhall, Victoria, and Wandsworth.

We have a commitment to being good neighbours and citizens; and try to travel by sustainable transport (Tube, bicycle, bus or on foot) if we can. We provide weather-proof cycle parking bays and many girls, staff and visitors enjoy walking to SCHS. Several other convenient sustainable transport options are listed on this page.  

If you need to travel by private car, please remember always to observe all road traffic markings including double yellow and zig-zag lines which prohibit parking or stopping at all times of day, no matter what time. We are located in a residential area with the privilege of proximity to the unique ecology of Tooting Common so we ask you to remember to keep any noise down to a minimum and only run the engine of your vehicle when necessary. Everyone’s time is valuable so please respect our neighbours’ driveways and access needs.  

Please find the Code of Conduct about driving to school here.

School Transport Services

The school provides safe, friendly, flexible and reliable transport between the Prep and Senior schools, from/to Wandsworth, from/to Dulwich, and from/to  Streatham Common area, using our school minibuses and Ford Galaxy. Each vehicle has a driver and paid escort. Details of fares are available on request. All seats must be booked in advance: we regret that there is no space for additional passengers.

For details of the school minibus routes click here.

School minibus routes are indicated on the maps below:

Bus Route 1

Bus Route 2

Bus Route 3

Bus Route 4

The closest stations to the school are:

  • Balham (London Underground, Northern Line)
  • Balham (Mainline)
  • Streatham Hill (Mainline)

Bus Services

The following areas are served by London Transport buses operating to bus stops within a few minutes’ walk of the school:

  • Balham - 315, 249
  • Brixton - 109, 118, 133, 159, 250
  • Camberwell - 59, 133, 159, 45
  • Clapham - (Junction) 255, 219, 319, G1
  • Croydon - 250
  • Crystal Palace - 249
  • Earlsfield - 44, 77, 270, G1
  • Herne Hill - 201
  • Mitcham - 133, 57, 201
  • Thornton Heath - 250, 109
  • Tulse Hill - P13
  • Tooting - G1, 57, 133
  • Upper Norwood - 250
  • Vauxhall - 2, 77

Cycle Routes

For more information about cycle routes, please click here

EARLY YEARS OPEN MORNING Wednesday 18th April 9 am - 10.45 am PREP OPEN MORNING Friday 16th March 9 am - 10.45 am SENIOR OPEN MORNING Friday 9th March 9.15 am - 10.45 am