Streatham & Clapham High School’s Recital Hall, Drama Studio and Ellis (assembly) Hall will all see significant improvements for the next academic year. Building on the school’s commitment to and success in the performing arts and public speaking, the Girls Day School Trust is investing in capital development that brings both state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment for theatrical and musical performances to the school as well as renewed and modernised spaces. Refurbishment work will take place this summer and will include new seating, stage curtains and window treatments to enhance both participants’ and audience’s experiences of plays, concerts, debates, lectures and public-speaking events across the three different venues within the school. The Recital Hall will also benefit from a ‘black box’ partition system that provides even greater flexibility and control for dramatic and musical performances. At the same time, the school’s fine art spaces, including the Pottery Studio and Art Studio, will also enjoy additional refinements.
Streatham & Clapham is committed to girls developing their ability to express, create, debate and perform; as part of both the curriculum and the co-curricular programme. Once circumstances permit, these new spaces will also be used to support the school’s extensive community partnership programme, which includes enabling local young people to study subjects such as Classical Civilisation and Further Mathematics when not offered to them by their own schools.
SCHS is holding a series of Special-Focus Virtual Open Sessions in September including Drama on Wednesday 16 September, Art on 18 September and Music on Thursday 24 September. The school offers specialist scholarships in these subjects along with Sport. Please see here https://schs.gdst.net/events/ for more details.