Pupils may be admitted to the school at any age, but the principal points of entry are at 11+, 13+, 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 Registrar, Mrs Janine Funsch at firstname.lastname@example.org or download our Senior School Application Form.
Please complete the online Application Form, which should be submitted before Friday 12 November 2021.
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 in mid December or other reserve dates, suitably socially distanced (in line with the latest government guidance).
11+ ISEB onsite
Monday 13 December 2021 and a reserve date in early January 2022 (TBC)
13+ Entrance Examination
Thursday 13 January 2022 (TBC)
16+ Entrance Examination
Wednesday 24 November 2021 (TBC)
Confirmation of the arrangements for the examinations will be sent to parents of all registered candidates by letter in late November 2021.
The offer of a place is made by the Head Master on the evidence of:
Offers of 11+ places will be sent by first-class post on Thursday 10 February 2022 and Friday 11 February 2022 for 13+ and 16+. Offers are to be accepted by 12 noon on Monday 7 March 2022 (dates subject to change).
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.