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School Location

We have two sites, Senior School and Prep School. The Senior School is located on a spacious 4-acre site between Balham and Streatham (near Tooting Bec Common), south-west London. The Prep School is located within a few minutes’ walk from Streatham Hill Station and also enjoys extensive outdoor facilities.

SCHS minibus routes

Travelling to the School

There are a number of methods of transport that pupils use to travel to the school. Both sites are easily accessible by public transport from many areas in central and south London as well by our extensive school minibus service.

We are committed to being good neighbours and citizens. We encourage travel by sustainable and active transport (Tube, bicycle, bus or walking) as part of promoting a healthy lifestyle and environment.

School Transport Services

Streatham & Clapham High School and Prep School understand that parents have busy lives with significant commitments. We strive to make life easier for you and your family. As part of that, we offer a minibus service to all pupils for journeys to and from school.

Our minibus provider, Vectare, offers nine different routes. Further details are at their dedicated school transport site where you can input your postcode to find your nearest stop.

Additional stops can be added if required. We are currently in discussions to implement shuttle bus from school to local stations during the winter months for pupils staying after school hours for sport and other activities.

Priority is given to girls in younger years from Reception to Year 9.

If you have any questions regarding the school transport service you can find our school bus guide and frequently asked questions here, alternatively please email Vectare at contact@vectare.co.uk.

Please visit the SCHS Vectare site by clicking here

Public & Active Transport

We actively promote walking, cycling, the use of school minibus and public transport to travel to and from school. Both the Senior School and the Prep School are well served by both Tube, rail and bus.

Rail and Underground

The closest stations to the school are:

Senior School
Balham (London Underground, Northern Line)
Balham (Mainline)
Streatham Hill (Mainline)

Prep School
Streatham Hill (Mainline)

Bus Services

The areas below are served by London Transport buses operating to bus stops within a few minutes’ walk of the school. A number of these routes now feature designated school services launched for September 2020, details of which are on the TFL website here:

TFL Bus Routes for Schools

Balham – 315, 249
Brixton – 109, 118, 133, 159, 250
Camberwell – 59, 133, 159, 45
Clapham – (Junction) 255, 219, 319, G1
Croydon – 250
Crystal Palace – 249
Earlsfield – 44, 77, 270, G1
Herne Hill – 201
Mitcham – 133, 57, 201
Thornton Heath – 250, 109
Tulse Hill – P13
Tooting – G1, 57, 133
Upper Norwood – 250
Vauxhall – 2, 77

Cycle Routes

Information about cycle routes can be found on the TFL website.

TFL Cycle Routes


If you must travel by private car, please remember always to observe all road traffic markings, including double yellow and zig-zag lines which prohibit parking or stopping at all times of day, no matter what time. We are located in a residential area with the privilege of proximity to the unique ecology of Tooting Bec Common, so we ask you to remember to keep any noise down to a minimum and only run the engine of your vehicle when necessary. Everyone’s time is valuable, so please respect our neighbours’ driveways and access needs. Please travel down Abbotswood Road in one direction, entering from Garrads Road and travelling down Abbotswood Road towards Drewstead Road.

Please only drop-off in the designated area (see below).

You can download the Code of Conduct for driving to school on our policies and procedures page.

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