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, Mrs Janine Funsch at email@example.com or download our Senior School Application Form.
Registration for 11+ Admission is now open.
The deadline to apply is Tuesday 31 October 2023.
The deadline to apply online for specialist scholarships and bursaries is also the 31 October.
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.
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
13+ Entrance Examination
16+ Entrance Examination
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 Thursday 9 February 2023 and Friday 10 February 2023 for 13+ and 16+. Offers are to be electronically accepted by 12 noon on Monday 6 March 2023.
Offer holders and girls on the waiting list will be invited (with their parents) to our 11+ Carpe Diem Morning on the 2nd March 2023.
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.