Fozia | Streatham & Clapham High School

“I have only fond memories of my time at Streatham and what a lovely carefree time that was compared with the big world outside."

SCHS Pupil 1976-1986

On the inside I still feel like the young girl wearing that olive green uniform running up and down that amazing number of stairs to get to and from classes.

After I arrived at SCHS, my three younger sisters also joined. Two of of us became dental surgeons, both of us graduating with an Honours degree from King’s College School of Medicine and Dentistry; we are both currently running successful dental practices .My other two sisters who were at SCHS graduated from Queen Mary’s, specialising in optometry and both are running their own respective optical practices in London .

My parents are very proud and always give a huge amount of credit to the solid base given to us four sisters by the wonderful teachers at Streatham. If we had not been given the opportunity to attend such a school, I’m sure we would not have been able to secure places at good universities.

I honestly never ever imagined I’d see the day that my own daughter may become a pupil herself at my old school; the thought of her running around in the uniform I once wore puts a smile on my face.

If there is one thing I have learnt in life, it is that the good education you receive from your early years through to the time you are ready to enter university markedly shapes your personality. For that I am always grateful to my parents for sending me to Streatham & Clapham High School. It was the best gift they could have ever given us girls and that’s exactly what we as parents now are trying to do for our children.

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