Senior School Admissions

Senior School Admissions


Pupils may be admitted to the school at any age, but the principal points of entry to the Senior School are at 11+, 13+, and 16+ (Sixth Form). 

Before the school can consider any candidate for entry, the application form must be completed and returned to the Registrar, Phyllis Warner, together with a non-refundable registration fee of £100 (£125 for overseas applicants), a current photograph, a copy of her end-of-year 5/8 school report (when available) and a copy of her passport (or birth certificate if no passport is held).

The closing date for applications for 11+ entry is Friday 23 November 2018 (bursary applications by Friday 16 November 2018).  Early application is strongly advised. In the last academic year the school was significantly over-subscribed and was obliged to operate a waiting-list for entry.

Phyllis Warner can be contacted on or 020 3123 9102.

Interviews and the Entrance Examination

All candidates for 11+ entry are called for interview in the Michaelmas Term. They are interviewed by senior staff in groups of two. Reading, group work, initiative, spelling, mathematical ability and general knowledge are assessed during the course of this interview. Applicants for 13+ entry will have individual interviews after the 13+ entrance examination.

All candidates sit the school’s entrance examination. Dates for the examinations will be:

11+  : Monday 7 January 2019 (reserve date Wednesday 9 January 2019)

13+  : Monday 14 January 2019

Confirmation of the arrangements for the examinations will be sent to parents of all registered candidates by letter in December.

The 11+ examination comprises papers in Mathematics (a paper designed to test each girl’s potential to develop higher-order thinking skills and her ability to apply these skills to everyday problems), and English (a creative writing exercise, a comprehension passage and a précis exercise).  Applicants for 13+ entry sit papers in English, Mathematics and Science. 

Specimen papers for 11+ entry may be downloaded from the website.

Special Educational or Medical Needs 

Parents must indicate on the application form if their daughter has any specific learning or medical needs. 

Examination concessions

Selection and Offers

The offer of a place is made by the Head Master on the evidence of:

  • the candidate’s performance in the entrance examination;
  • the group interview;
  • a copy of the candidate’s most recent school report (and a confidential reference from the Head of her present school if requested).

All pupils in Year 6 at Streatham & Clapham High Prep School sit the entrance examination and are eligible for scholarships.

Offers of places will be sent by first-class post on Thursday 7 February 2019 (1 February 2018). 

Acceptance of offers

The Head Master must receive written notice of acceptance of a place by 4 pm on Monday 4th March 2019 (5 March 2018). On the acceptance of a place, a deposit of £1,000 is payable, which the school retains until the end of the pupil’s final term in the school and which is refunded within 12 weeks of her leaving, less any sums owing to the Girls’ Day School Trust or the school at that time. It is forfeited if the pupil does not take up the accepted place.

How to Apply

Please complete the Application Form, which should be returned before Friday 23 November 2018 (Friday 16 November 2018 for any applications which indicate an interest in a bursary place).

 Senior School Application Form (PDF, 123 KB)  

For further information about admissions, please contact:

Phyllis Warner, Registrar, Streatham & Clapham High School, 42 Abbotswood Road, London, SW16 1AW. 

Telephone: 020 3123 9102.  Fax: 020 8677 2001 or email us.

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