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Streatham & Clapham High GDST

Type Day

Age range 3–18

School head Dr Millan Sachania


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 have recently achieved their best-ever examination results, placing 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.

Focused on an imposing 1930s building in a delightfully tranquil and leafy oasis of south London, SCHS inhabits a four-acre site, where the soundscape is dominated by birdsong. 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.

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.

Address 42 Abbotswood Road, Streatham, London, SW16 1AW

Phone 020 8677 8400

Fax 020 8677 2001