Co-Curriculum | Senior School | Streatham & Clapham High School

What do we mean by co-curriculum activities?

We believe that the attainment of academic excellence is by itself of little value unless it is accompanied by strong personal growth.

Streatham & Clapham High School is dedicated to developing the whole girl, not just her intellect. Our girls develop as spirited, well-rounded citizens who embrace the opportunities life offers. Our co-curricular programme provides a vast range of different options to support the individual interests of every girl.

Off-site visits inspire our girls to achieve excellence by expanding their horizons and preparing them for their role as global citizens. Whether they attain outstanding results in national competitions, win prizes for creating robots or trek across the volcanic landscape of Iceland, our girls confidently embrace the wealth of opportunities available to them and succeed in their endeavours.


  • Exhibition trips for a variety of year groups
  • Participation in a variety of internal and national art competitions
  • U3 Art Club
  • L4 Art Club
  • Gallery trips and regular practical workshops for the Extended Learning Group
  • After-school and lunchtime sessions for GCSE pupils
  • Life-drawing sessions for the Sixth Form
  • Visits from ex-pupils with advice about foundation-course applications.
  • Annual art conference trips for U6 girls.


  • Classics tour to Italy
  • Day conferences for Classical Civilisation
  • Essay competitions
  • Theatre and museum trips
  • Twilight GCSE Classical Civilisation
  • Arete (Upper School Classics Society)
  • Metis (Lower School Classics Society)

Co-curricular experiences at SCHS Girls sing in choir at Cambridge University

Computer Science

  • Coding Society
  • Computing masterclasses
  • GDST Digital Leaders conference
  • TeenTech Festival
  • Game of Drones workshop

  Design and Technology

  • After-school workshops for U5 and Sixth Form
  • Residential Smallpeice engineering courses
  • Sixth-Form Design Conference
  • Visits to Design Museum
  • Young Engineers’ Society
  • Vex robotics club and competitions


  • Drama Scholars’ Society
  • Improvisation Club
  • Drama Society
  • Upper School Play
  • Lower School Play
  • Whole-school Musical
  • 6th Form Play
  • Theatre trips
  • Backstage visits


  • GDST Economics visiting lecture series
  • London School of Economics public lecture series
  • Royal Economics Society Young Economist of the Year Essay Competition
  • History/ Economics Trip to USA


  • GDST Chrystall Prize for Public Speaking
  • The Angela Carter Literary Society
  • The Magic Toyshop Creative Writing Club
  • Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 reading groups
  • Dungeons and Dragons Club
  • Scrabble Club


  • Expeditions abroad (e.g. Iceland)
  • Field trip to North Norfolk
  • Field trip to Slapton
  • Geographical Association lectures
  • Local fieldwork
  • Museum visits
  • The RGS Young Geographer of the year competition
  • GA World-Wise Quiz

Government and Politics

  • Model United Nations conference
  • Trip to the Houses of Parliament


  • Essay-writing competitions
  • Museum visits
  • Berlin trip (GCSE)
  • Houses of Parliament trip
  • Conferences and lectures


  • Conferences and lectures
  • Mathematics Challenge
  • Team Mathematics Challenge competition
  • Mathematics Society
  • STEM competitions
  • Twilight Additional Mathematics
  • Masterclasses

Modern Foreign Languages

  • KeyNote Conferences,
  • BFI cinema visits
  • Onatti theatre visits
  • Gifted and Talented Study Days
  • Italian/Spanish/French Lunchtime clinics
  • MFL Masterclasses
  • Trips to Italy, Spain and France across all key stages including Salamanca, Belgium Work Experience and Rome
  • Cambridge University essay competition
  • Arsenal Double Club Competition (KS3)
  • French Day at the Prep School and local Primaries
  • European Day of Languages

Co-curricular activity at Streatham & Clapham girl performing at the Hideaway Club


  • Advanced Chamber Ensemble (ACE)
  • Bel Canto (Advanced Opera Scenes)
  • Chamber Choir
  • Schola Cantorum
  • School Choir
  • Concert trips
  • Choir tours
  • Flute Group
  • Jazz Band
  • Ukulele group
  • Masterclasses
  • Music Theory Classes
  • Orchestra
  • Scholars workshops
  • Student-led ensembles
  • Musicals
  • Operas

Philosophy, Religion & Ethics

  • Art in Heaven national competition
  • Trip to Israel
  • Gifted and Talented study days
  • Socratic Society (Sixth Form)
  • Theatre trips (with ethical or religious themes)
  • University essay competitions
  • Visits to museums, places of worship, and other relevant sites


  • Alumnae visits
  • Climate Change Week
  • Institute of Education lectures
  • Medical Society
  • Medlink
  • Royal Society of Medicine visit
  • Outreach with Imperial College
  • Royal Society of Chemists visits
  • Salters’ Chemistry festival
  • Science Society
  • Science Week activities/lectures
  • Society of Cosmetic Scientists
  • Spectroscopy course with U6 chemists
  • Sandy Gunn Aerospace Careers Programme
  • Competitions eg #700 STEM essay and Imperial College Schools Science Competition.
  • Particle Physics Masterclass at UCL
  • GDST STEM Ambassadors event at Imperial College
  • Forensic Science Workshops

Streatham & Clapham girls rowing team at National Championships


  • Athletics (all events)
  • Badminton
  • Cricket
  • Cross Country
  • Dance
  • Fitness conditioning
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Karate
  • Netball
  • Rowing: indoor and on water
  • Tennis
  • Touch Rugby
  • Volleyball

All academic departments offer revision examination preparation sessions in addition to timetabled lessons.

There is an enrichment programme offered to all students identified as able, gifted and talented in individual subject areas.

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