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  • Streatham & Clapham High School
    42 Abbotswood Road
    SW16 1AW
  • Head: Dr Millan Sachania
  • T 020 8677 8400
  • F 020 8677 2001
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • An independent school for girls aged from 3 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Lambeth
  • Pupils: 820; sixth formers: 102
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: £14,592 - £18,780 pa
  • Open days: Various days in the Michaelmas Term: see school website
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

Head treated us to an impromptu rendition of Chopin’s Harp Étude – the first head who’s played for this Good Schools Guide writer in 20 years of visiting schools. Girls say the school strikes the right balance between inspiring them to work hard and get good grades but not at the expense of their mental health and enjoying themselves. ‘The atmosphere here is lovely and calm,’ a new sixth former mused. Parents say the school reflects the local community. ‘It’s a diverse, interesting and energised school but it’s also a family school,’ said one. ‘Every girl is known...’

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What the school says...

Our core belief is that all members of the school community should be inspired to outperform expectations on a daily basis. The pursuit of excellence is thus the schools defining feature. We nurture pupils to attain success across the widest spectrum of activity, extending far beyond the conventional academic horizon. In so doing, they learn the beauty of reason, the allure of the aesthetic, and the vitality of the physical. Our pupils thus learn to navigate the landscape of the human spirit and achieve beyond the realms of expectation.

We take pride in providing an inspiring, enlightened and intellectually challenging education in a lively, vibrant and warmly supportive environment. The family ethos of Streatham & Clapham High School enables its masters and mistresses to know, value and nurture each pupil as an individual. The school celebrates diversity and draws strength from its rich social and cultural mix.

The school is in the top 20% of independent schools in terms of its 2013 A Level results Two-thirds of the students achieved an A* or A grade in every A Level subject. Virtually all sixth-form students proceed to the most competitive Russell Group universities.

Recent visitors to our Open Day described the school as 'exciting', 'instantly impressive' and 'purposeful'.
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What The Good Schools Guide says

Head master

Since 2012, Dr Millan Sachania MA (Cantab) MPhil PhD. Educated at Thamesmead School and Esher Sixth Form College. Gained a double first and a doctorate in musicology at Cambridge and stayed on as a music tutor for five years before taking a PGCE at Kingston University. ‘It was very good for me,’ he says. ‘It got me out of my ivory tower.’ After teaching practice at a large comprehensive and Croydon High School GDST he joined The Brigidine School in Windsor as director of music. From there he moved to Immanuel College in Bushey, progressing from head of sixth form to deputy head.

Music is his passion and he has written a multitude of scholarly books and articles. His late father – ‘a marvellous man’ – repaired cars for a...

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Special Education Needs

The School has a fully qualified SEN coordinator in both Senior and Junior Departments to develop Individual Educational Programmes for those who need them.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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