Location and Travel | Streatham & Clapham High School

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 understands 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 to take your daughter to and from school.

Route 1 SW18 and SW17
Route 2 SW4 and SW12
Route 3 SE24 and SW16
Route 4 SW11 and SW18
Route 5 (‘Dulwich Express’) SE21, SE22, SE24, SE5
Route 6 (Wandsworth/Earlsfield) SW18 and SW17

SCHS Minibus Routes Pickuppoints
Map showing the first pick up point for each minibus route

The booking process for minibus routes is as follows:

Step 1
During the Summer Term parents register their interest and indicate preferred routes and stops

Step 2
The school refines routes based on preferences and confirms next year’s routes.

Step 3
Parents confirm their route and secure it by paying a deposit

The school cannot always guarantee the first choice of stop but works with parents after admission to devise the most convenient option available.

Minibuses arrive at SCHS at 8 am each morning and depart for drop-off at 4.10 pm.

We also offer an inter-campus shuttle service between the Prep School and the Senior School for a small termly fee.

Mornings: Depart Senior School 8.05 am, arriving Prep School 8.15 am;
Afternoons: Depart Prep School at 3.45 pm to Senior, arriving 3.55 pm

Find out more about the Dulwich Express

Public & Active Transportation

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 following areas are served by London Transport buses operating to bus stops within a few minutes’ walk of the school:

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.

You can download the Code of Conduct for driving to school and a summary of the aims and objectives of the school’s travel plan on our policies and procedures page.

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