Pupils may be admitted to the school at any age, but the principal points of entry are at 11+ and 16+ (Sixth Form). Please complete our online application form below if you wish to apply.
In the last academic year the school was significantly over-subscribed and was obliged to operate a waiting-list for girls wishing to secure a place.
Before the school can consider any candidate for entry, the application form must be completed and submitted, together with:
For occasional vacancies in other years please contact our Head of Admissions, at firstname.lastname@example.org or download our Senior School Application Form.
Registration for 11+ Admission is now open.
We will soon be announcing full dates for our 2024/25 admissions cycle
Please see below for key dates
Streatham & Clapham High School is a selective school and each year we receive more applications than the number of places we have available. However, the criteria on which we base our selection is not solely the entrance examination (although all its elements do play a considerable role in both the offering of places and academic scholarships). We are interested in finding and celebrating the unique potential of girls whom we believe will flourish at SCHS, which is not always visible from a single measure such as a standardised examination. We therefore also consider a creative-writing submission and conduct our interview process via a fun group assessment that enables candidates to explore whether the school ignites their interests too.
All external candidates for 11+ admission to SCHS sit the ISEB (Independent Schools’ Examination Board) Common Pre-Test. The examination is an online and adaptive test comprising exercises in English, Mathematics, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.
Familiarisation with the ISEB Test
We envisage that the majority of candidates at prep schools will take this test at their school between November and early January on a date of their school’s choosing.
Candidates at maintained primary schools, independent schools which have both junior and senior wings, or who cannot sit the examination at their present schools for any reason will sit this examination at SCHS – dates to be confirmed.
During this allocated time, each candidate will join a small group of fellow students to engage in a captivating problem-solving challenge. Our staff will be on hand to provide ample support and encouragement throughout the activity. There is no need for any preparation other than arriving with a sense of curiosity and eagerness to explore.
Towards the end of the session, a brief creative-writing task will be assigned, which must be completed and submitted onsite. This task will be related to the theme of the morning’s group activity.
Thank you for your interest and participation in this exciting opportunity. We look forward to welcoming you on one of the specified dates.
|Thursday 23 November
|11+ Art Scholarship Round One: Assessment
|Wednesday 29 November
|11+ Sports Scholarship Round One: Assessment
|Tuesday 5 December
|11+ Drama Scholarship Round One: Workshop
|Friday 8 December
|11+ Art Scholarship Round Two: Interview – Shortlisted Candidates
|Monday 11 December
|11+ Music Scholarship Assessment
|Wednesday 17 January
|11+ Sports Scholarship Round Two: Shortlisted Candidates
|Thursday 18 January
|11+ Drama Scholarship Round Two: Shortlisted Candidates – Monologue and Interview
More information on each scholarship’s requirements can be found here
You will need to register your daughter directly with the ISEB from 1st September and send the ISEB code to each secondary school that you are applying to. Please click here for more information.
11+ ISEB onsite
Saturday 2 December 2023
13+ Entrance Examination
Tuesday 12 December 2023
16+ Entrance Examination
Thursday 16 November 2023
Confirmation of the arrangements for the examinations will be sent to parents of all registered candidates by letter in late October 2023.
The offer of a place is made by the Head on the evidence of:
Offers of 11+ places will be sent electronically on Tuesday 6 February 2024. Offers are to be electronically accepted by 12 noon on Tuesday 5 March 2024
Offers of 13+ and 16+ will be sent electronically on Monday 15 January 2024. Offers are to be electronically accepted by 12 noon on Tuesday 6 February 2024
11+ Offer holders and girls on the waiting list will be invited to our 11+ Carpe Diem Morning on the 29 February 2024.
11+ Academic Scholarships
Offers of academic scholarships, worth up to 25% of fees, will be made on the basis of the entrance-examination results and all the other information we have about the candidates, including school reports and references.
11+ Specialist Scholarships
A number of specialist scholarships, worth up to 25% of fees, are awarded to talented girls in the areas of Art, Drama, Music and Sport. To find out more please click on one of the links below:
A small number of means-tested bursaries, worth up to 100% of fees, are available only at 11+ entry.
Parents should indicate on the application form if they wish to be considered for a bursary. We shall then email applicants log-in details in order for them to complete an online bursary application. In addition to satisfying means-testing criteria, recipients of bursary awards must also score highly in our entrance examination.