New Starter Induction 2023 | Streatham & Clapham High School

New Starter Induction 2023 | Streatham & Clapham High School
We are so looking forward to welcoming you into our wonderful senior-school family!

New Starter Induction

Key Events & Deadlines

LAMDA booking NOW LIVE (optional)

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Transport Bookings are live
Places are offered on a first-come-first-serve basis.

How to book

Tuesday 15 August

Deadline to register for easy4u devices

click here for more information

Tuesday 5 September

IT Induction Morning: Cancelled

Year 9 girls should bring their devices or collect them from Easy4U on the first day of term Wednesday 6 September and will be allocated time with IT during their form time

Wednesday 6 September

First Full Day of School

Checklist for your daughter’s first day

Term Dates

Wednesday 13 September

Musical Taster Evening
Come along and meet the music teachers before deciding if you wish to register for lessons.
Time: 6:30 pm – 8 pm
Location: SCHS, 42 Abbotswood Road, SW16 1AW

Friday 29 September

Complete Musical Instrument and/or Singing Tuition Form by this date (Optional)

Complete Form

Saturday 30 September

Senior School Open Morning
Time: 10 am – 1 pm
Location: SCHS, 42 Abbotswood Road, SW16 1AW

Thursday 5 October

SCHS Evening Jazz Festival
Auditions: 12 & 13 September (at lunch time)

This year’s Jazz Festival will be on the evening of October 5th. All girls are welcome to audition to be selected to perform with a professional Jazz Combo (guitar, piano, bass and drums). They can perform an instrumental or vocal piece as a soloist or in a group.

Due to the timing of the event, we will be organising auditions for the U3 (Year 7) girls on the week of 12th and 13th of September at lunchtime. The rest of the school is auditioning in June, ahead of the holidays, but if your daughter is keen to do this, then it would be good for her to prepare something for audition over the holidays. It is likely that she will be put in a small group to perform but she should audition alone and she won’t have to decide who, that will be done by us after the audition process.

Monday 16 – Friday 27 October

Half-Term Holiday

IT Equipment

Bring Your Own Device

At Streatham and Clapham High School we have introduced a digital strategy that facilitates an any-time, any-place approach to learning. Our aim is to embed technology seamlessly in the learning experience; fostering independence, creativity and digital collaboration between pupils and staff.

We operate a one-to-one device policy, and each student must bring a Windows laptop with a touchscreen and stylus to school each day.

We have developed a comprehensive set of guidelines and procedures to help ensure that your daughter is using her device in an appropriate and responsible manner. We will also provide training and support to help her use her laptop effectively and safely.

We are also running an optional Digital Device Scheme which allows parents to rent or purchase a Dell device through our partner, Easy4U (Class Technology Solutions), including a device full hardware service and accident damage cover.


Introduction to IT Letter

What To Buy

The device must meet the following as a minimum in terms of functionality.

ScreenTouch Screen of 11 Inches or greater
Detachable or flip screen to enable flat writing using a stylus
Operating SystemWindows 11
Main MemoryMinimum 8GB RAM
Battery10 hours or more on one charge. Please note there are charging cabinets in school should the need arise to charge during the school day
OtherWireless connectivity
A camera for video and still image processing
The ability to play and record audio
Small in-ear headphones
SoftwareMicrosoft Office (O365) is provided free of charge via the school


We understand that parents value flexibility, which is why Easy4U have two options available.

Option 1: Rent

With the rental option, parents are required to pay a deposit equivalent to the first four months of rental, followed by monthly rental fees. At the end of the agreement, our dedicated customer service team will reach out to the parents to discuss whether they would like to keep the device or return it. If you decide to keep the device, we consider the deposit as the final payment. If you choose to return the device, we will assess it for fair wear and tear, and upon receiving it back, we will refund the deposit to you.

Option 2: Purchase

With the purchase option, parents can fully own the device. The cost of the device cannot be spread over time. You will still benefit from all the Easy4u advantages, including hardware service and support.

To read information on recommended devices, please click the link below

Easy4u General Information

To access device specification and costings please visit and enter password SCH2023

Easy4u Parent Overview Video

Additional Co-Curricular Options

In addition to our extensive enrichment programme Kinza, and co-curricular clubs and societies, girls also have the option of taking part in further music tuition and dramatic performance lessons (LAMDA).

Initial Trials and Clubs for September

As you plan ahead for September, we hope it is helpful to outline the trials and clubs that will be available outside of school hours.

Musical Instrument and/or Singing TuitionWe are delighted to offer pupils the opportunity to learn a musical instrument or take singing lessons. Lessons are delivered by a team of visiting teachers. Pupils follow a structured course in technique and repertoire developing their confidence as performers. Learning an instrument or taking singing lessons brings with it a host of additional benefits, including the development of self-esteem, communication skills, co-ordination skills and self-discipline. Participation in co-curricular music encourages the development of social awareness, team building and leadership skills as well as offering opportunities for visiting new places and meeting new people. If you would like your daughter to take instrumental/singing lessons at school, please complete the form by Friday 29 September via the link below. The following options are available:

  • Singing
  • Bassoon
  • Bass guitar
  • Cello
  • Clarinet
  • Classical guitar
  • Cornet
  • Double bass
  • Drum kit
  • Electric guitar
  • Flute
  • French horn
  • Oboe
  • Organ
  • Percussion (tuned and untuned/drum kit)
  • Piano
  • Piccolo
  • Recorder
  • Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Viola
  • Violin

Click here to read information about lessons and the terms & conditions.Complete Form
Sign up is now open30-minute lessons run though the school day on a rolling timetable (the rolling timetable avoids students missing the same lesson each week).Over two and a half terms, tutorials will explore all areas of drama, presentation and performance whilst working towards entering students for LAMDA exams, which will take place midway through the summer term.Students can choose Acting Exams or Public speaking Exams.

  • Year 7 – 10 (U3, L4, U4): Group Acting & Duo exams – Grade 3 – 6
  • Year 12 – 13: Medals & Acting exams

(Grades/ exam options advised by teacher)The Yearly LAMDA tuition fee £395 is billed in September 2023 and covers the full 25 sessions.Exam fee £40-80 ( per student ) will be billed directly by school in the summer term.

Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Act operate an a waiting list system. You will be sent an email confirming your daughter’s place which will include an invoice for the yearly fee of £395. Please contact the LAMDA team if you wish to discuss a payment plan.

Concert BandTuesdays 4-5pm – for anyone Grade 1+ and for more jazzy instruments
OrchestraWednesdays 4-5pm – for all players that have taken Grade 4
Ukulele ClubThursdays 1.30-2pm – for anyone that fancies it
MetrophonicsThursday 4-5pm – for all KS3 – non-audition choir
Art ClubsTBC
Drama ClubFriday Lunchtime 1.15 – 1.55 pm



First Day of School

Click here to view the checklist for your daughter’s first day of school.


To view uniform list click here

Please note, we will be having a Uniform Fitting Pop-Up Shop at SCHS on Wednesday 12 July. Click here to book your fitting.


Girls will be provided with a Homework Planner on arrival at SCHS.


  • Water Bottle (clearly labelled)

Writing & Drawing

  • Pencil case (clearly named)
  • Pens: Ink (cartridge) or gel with black or blue ink (3-4)
  • Pencils:           
    • selection of HB pencils
    • 4B (for Art)
  • Coloured pencils: a set of different coloured pencils (approx. 12)
  • Highlighter pens (2 or 3)
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Rubber
  • Ruler: transparent 300 mm plastic
  • Glue stick
  • Small pair of paper scissors


  • A pair of compasses              
  • Protractor/angle measurer   
  • Scientific calculator, details below: 
    • (Recommended up to GCSE). CASIO FX-991CW Advanced Engineering/Scientific Calculator (UK VERSION)


  • A4 Zip Wallet (Strong enough to hold all exercise books) 


  • 2 padlocks, maximum size of 30mm



Useful References

Download our House BookletDownload our SCHS Senior Guidebook


FRIENDS is the parent-led and run community for socialising with other SCHS parents and getting involved more widely with certain events and fundraising.

Saturday 17 June

Friends of SCHS Summer Fair & Pre-loved Uniform Sale
Time: 1 – 4 pm
Entry £2.50 on gate / U18 free
Location: SCHS, 42 Abbotswood Road, SW16 1AW

All Friends information and events will communicated via (a peer-to-peer platform that the FRIENDS run directly with other parents). Details of how to join class list can be found on the FRIENDS web page.

Click here to find out more about our FRIENDS

Transport Service 2023/24

Our dedicated school Transport Manager, Mr Selwyn Marshall, works hard every year to plan new routes which accommodate and suit the needs of current pupils and new joiners.

Vectare (, our bookings management team, will help you to book your transport requirements.

For more information and to view our current routes, please click here.

  • Bookings will go live at 10 am on Tuesday 4 July and are offered on a first-come-first-serve basis. Click here for details on how to book.
  • Please be aware that there may be slight amendments to the routes to enhance the service where needed in an area that is not currently covered, based on demand.  If any changes need to be made, you will of course be notified in advance.
  • 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 our Transport Manager – Mr Selwyn Marshall at or Vectare at

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