Early Years | Streatham & Clapham High School

Early Years Admissions

Before the school can consider any girl for entry, the application form must be completed and returned to the Registrar, Mrs Janine Funsch, together with a non-refundable registration fee of £125 (£150 for overseas pupils). Once the application has been received, the school will contact parents to arrange an assessment. Our aim is to make this as stress-free as possible for your daughter so that we can see her potential.

The deadline for applications for Spring 2021 nursery places is 15 October 2020.
The deadline for applications for Summer 2021 nursery places is 19 March 2021.


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The principle points of entry are Nursery (Rising 3, 4+, 7+ (Prep School). There are occasional vacancies in other year groups. Please contact our Register for more information on these places at admissions@schs.gdst.net

Please see the Key Dates section below for application deadlines.

For additional information, please contact the Prep School Head’s PA, Jackie Sellers, on j.sellers@schs.gdst.net or 020 8674 6912.

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How Does it work?

Applications are accepted from birth but ideally should be made when the child is 2 ½ years of age.

Girls enter the Nursery in the term that they reach the age of 3. They are invited to attend a play session which lasts for about 45 minutes in the term prior to entry. They are observed by the Nursery staff, who assess their social and developmental skills

Girls enter Reception in the September following their 4th birthday. There are a number of additional places for external candidates at this stage. Girls are invited for an informal one-to-one assessment with the Head of Foundation Stage Co-ordinator. This lasts about 30 minutes. They are assessed in accordance with the developmental expectations for their age.

Open Days – What’s Next?

The next step following the Open Day is to register for a 1:1 play-based assessment visit with our Head of Early Years Miss Lockyer or with our Nursery Teacher Mrs Agnew, both of whom have a wealth of knowledge and experience in teaching the youngest of learners. Tailored expertly to the age of your daughter, Miss Lockyer and Mrs Agnew and will observe how she settles into the environment, what she is interested in and how she interacts with other children.

Early Years open days

What does the assessment include?

Your daughter will be engaged in a literacy or mark making activity, a form of counting or number task and other activities such as jigsaw puzzles, drawing, building or roleplaying. The visit will be adapted to suit each individual child. This is an opportunity for us to fully get to know each child and for you to be confident in the choices you are making for your daughter.

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