Music Scholarships | Streatham & Clapham High School

Music Scholarships | Streatham & Clapham High School
I don’t think any other school would have given me the opportunity to perform on stage at the Royal Opera House at the age of 12

Adrianna Forbes-Dorrant

What it Means to be a SCHS Music Scholar

Our scholars are girls in whom we see exceptional talent or potential – whether they instrumentalists or singers or both. Our music scholars are invited to participate in scholar-specific concerts and workshops as well as all SCHS music events, which include:

  • Termly ensemble concerts
  • Regular choral collaboration with Trinity School
  • Our annual Carol Service at Southwark Cathedral
  • Annual Evensong with Cambridge and Oxford Colleges
  • Collaborations with the Royal Opera House and other professional companies
  • Regular talks with major performers, composers and conductors

Just as we nurture their musical talent and provide unique, door-opening opportunities, our scholars also serve as role models to inspire and encourage others in the school and the wider community, whether its leading our House Music competitions or hosting choral clubs and special assemblies.


  • Individual practice room
  • Music technology suite
  • Vast array of instruments including an Organ
  • Two performing arts spaces with  professional lighting and sounds systems

Our staff

The music department is under the Directorship of Ms Polly May. Before becoming a teacher, Polly sung as a professional mezzo-soprano in the UK and Europe for 10 years and still performs at the Proms and records soundtracks for TV and Film at Abbey Road. Bringing her wealth of experiences and connections, the girls learn about professionalism and performance.

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Music Scholarships | Streatham & Clapham High School
Meet one of Our Music Scholars: Adrianna

Adrianna, joined SCHS in the Upper Third as a music scholar. Now in the Upper Fifth she is accomplished singer, pianist and violinist. Adrianna is a member of Junior Trinity and the National Youth Choir. Along with other SCHS musicians, Adrianna has performed in the chorus of Carmen at the Royal Opera House and as Flora in Garsington Opera’s Turn of the Screw.

Performing on stage at Garsington Opera was one of the most amazing things I’ve ever done. It opened my mind and changed my outlook on Music. The experience was one of a kind.

Adrianna Forbes-Dorrant

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