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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: £14,172 - £18,240 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..

Streatham & Clapham High is on the up. One of the first things the head did was to introduce Kinza, a compulsory enrichment programme offering a range of over 30 topics which the girls study one afternoon each week in the Michaelmas and Lent terms. Staff run courses in subjects they don’t teach (including forensic science, bee-keeping and Arabic) and mixed age groups work together. Surprising to find a girls’ school in a leafy London suburb with its own…

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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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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.



What The Good Schools Guide says

Head master

Since 2012, Dr Millan Sachania MA (Cantab) MPhil PhD (40s). Former comprehensive student who gained a double first and a doctorate in musicology at Cambridge and then stayed on as a music tutor for five years before acquiring a PGCE at Kingston University. After stints as head of music at a girls’ school in Windsor and deputy head at Immanuel College in Bushey, was delighted to accept this post. ‘Are you married?’ we asked. ‘Yes, to my piano.’

Parents praise his ‘phenomenal attention to detail’. One told us he was ‘not an obvious choice, but perfect’, while another reckoned ‘we are lucky to have him’. Other parental comments include ‘definitely an individual’, ‘quirky’, ‘incomparable’ and ‘probably just what we needed but not everyone’s cup of tea’. The girls seem to...

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Please note: Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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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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