Senior School Admissions
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:
- a non-refundable registration fee of £125 (£150 for overseas applicants)
- a current photograph
- a copy of her end-of-year 5/8 school report (when available)
- a copy of her passport (or birth certificate if no passport is held)
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 20 November 2020 (Friday 13 November 2020 for any applications which indicate an interest in a bursary place or specialist scholarship application).
We warmly invite prospective parents and girls to visit the school. Our open events include a tour of the school and the opportunity to meet the Head Master, staff and pupils and to ask any questions you may have. The Saturday Open Day also provides an opportunity to engage with a number of activities that showcase the life, work and achievements of our pupils, while the weekday Open Mornings show the school at work.
Interviews and Entrance Exams
All candidates for 11+ entry are called for interview in the Michaelmas Term. They are interviewed by senior staff in groups of three for approximately 30 minutes. The interview will assess independent-thinking skills, initiative, and aptitude for problem solving. Applicants for 13+ entry will have individual interviews after the 13+ entrance examination.
All candidates sit the school’s entrance examination. Dates for the examinations for entry September 2021 are:
11+ : Friday 8th January 2021 (Reserve date: Wednesday 13th January)
13+ : Monday 11th January 2021
16+ : Monday 11 January 2021
Confirmation of the arrangements for the examinations will be sent to parents of all registered candidates by letter in December 2020.
The 11+ examination comprises papers in Mathematics (a paper designed to test each girl’s potential to develop higher-order thinking skills and her ability to apply these skills to everyday problems), and English (a creative-writing exercise, a comprehension passage and a précis exercise). Applicants for 13+ entry sit papers in English, Mathematics and Science.
Selection & Offers
The offer of a place is made by the Head Master on the evidence of:
- the candidate’s performance in the entrance examination;
- the group interview;
- a copy of the candidate’s most recent school report (and a confidential reference from the Head of her present school if requested).
All pupils in Year 6 at Streatham & Clapham High Prep School sit the entrance examination and are eligible for scholarships
Offers of 11+ places will be sent by first-class post on Tuesday 9th February 2021 and 10th February for 13+.
Acceptance of offers
The Head Master must receive written notice of acceptance of a place by 12 noon on Wednesday 3rd March 2021. On the acceptance of a place, a deposit of £1,000 is payable, which the school retains until the end of the pupil’s final term in the school and which is refunded within 12 weeks of her leaving, less any sums owing to the Girls’ Day School Trust or the school at that time. It is forfeited if the pupil does not take up the accepted place.
Streatham & Clapham High School has offered throughout its distinguished history a stimulating and nurturing environment for girls whose curiosity, drive and exuberance set them apart. Academic Scholarships are available to those girls who have distinguished themselves with promise, persistence and leadership in the fields of art, drama, music and sports, together with those who have demonstrated levels of academic performance beyond the already high standards of SCHS’s culture.
Being awarded a scholarship is of course an honour, but more importantly such an accolade brings with it the responsibility of serving as a role model to others, reminding us all that the promise of talent is realised only through dedicated practice and a generous spirit.
11+ Academic Scholarships
A number of Academic Scholarships are available. They are not means-tested. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of performance in the entrance examination, information available from other assessments (such as the interview), and references that we receive from the present school. All candidates will be considered for an academic scholarship – you do not need to apply.
11+ Specialist Scholarships
A number of specialist scholarships, worth between 5 and 20% 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 then email log-in details 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.