Senior School | Admissions | Streatham & Clapham High School

Senior School Admissions

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:

  • a non-refundable registration fee of £150 (£175 for overseas applicants)
  • a current photograph
  • a copy of her end-of-year 5 school report (for 11+ entrance)
  • a copy of her passport (or birth certificate if no passport is held)

For occasional vacancies in other years please contact our Head of Admissions, at admissions@schs.gdst.net 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

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Entrance Exams, Interviews and Creative Writing Submissions

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.

11+ Entrance Exams

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 

Further details are available here, including a familiarisation exercise.

ISEB FAQ

Timings

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.

Group Observation Activity & Creative Writing Submission
All candidates will receive an invitation for a 2.5-hour session scheduled for either Tuesday 7 November, Wednesday 8 November or Thursday 9 November. This session will involve participating in the Group Observation Activity and Creative Writing task.

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.

 

Academic Scholarships
Offers of academic scholarships are made solely at the Head’s discretion and are made on the basis of the entrance-examination results alongside the creative-writing submission and group assessment as well as all the other information we have about the candidates, including school reports and references.
Specialist Scholarships
Application deadline for specialist scholarship is 31st October. Applicants should complete this online through Admissions+.

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

Confirmation of the Arrangements for the Examinations
Once we receive your application, we shall confirm the details of your daughter’s examination timetable.  If your daughter’s current school is not hosting the ISEB exam nor has she arranged to take it at another school, please email the Head of Admissions at admissons@schs.gdst.net  to let us know.  We shall confirm arrangements for taking the entrance exam at SCHS in early December 2023.

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.

Entrance Examinations: Key Dates

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.

Selection & Offers

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

  • The candidate’s performance in the entrance examination; group assessment and creative-writing submission
  • a copy of the candidate’s most recent school report (and a confidential reference from the Head of her present school)
  • A copy of valid visa (where applicable)
  • We select girls who we believe will flourish at our school
  • We take into consideration all information available to us before making our offers

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.

Read more about our Scholarships

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:

Art
Drama
Music
Sport

Bursaries

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.

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