Views on Streatham and Clapham Girls senior school please

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Daisymum
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Views on Streatham and Clapham Girls senior school please

Postby Daisymum » Tue Nov 08, 2022 4:31 pm

Hi, I've put in an application for my daughter to attend SCHS, but would welcome any feedback from parents with children already there. Thanks in advance
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Re: Views on Streatham and Clapham Girls senior school please

Postby curly » Mon Nov 14, 2022 7:27 am

My daughter is in yr 8 and she absolutely LOVES it.

The school are very encouraging and supportive. They are communicative and friendly. They gradually build the academics up, so the first year is not overwhelming.

What I also like is the fact they don’t give homework over the holidays so the kids actually get a proper break. They also do their main exams before the May half term so the kids don’t have their May half term spoilt by having to revise.

Only negative would be the B/C/D etc sports teams don’t do as many fixtures as the A Team.

Good luck with your choices
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Re: Views on Streatham and Clapham Girls senior school please

Postby Daisymum » Mon Nov 14, 2022 12:39 pm

Thank you - that's all useful information and good to hear.
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Postby locallady266 » Tue Nov 15, 2022 12:12 pm

We have just started this term and are still finding our feet.  My daughter seems happy and has made a nice group of friends.  The workload is a step up but manageable - and I imagine no more than any other school.

SCHS being local is by far the most positive factor - before and after school sport practices are no big inconvenience and a forgotten bag/ipad can quickly be rectified not to mention having local friends.

I agree with Curly that the sport is not as inclusive as they make out.  The girls are put into teams in their second week after a sort trial session and from then on anyone C team or below is excluded from half the coaching sessions whether they are keen or not (they do have a training session, just half as much as the A&Bs).  Seems a shame to start widening the gap in week2 esp when girls start to drop out of sport at this age and it's so connected to their self esteem.  The A team have played multiple tournaments and fixtures but everyone else seems to be waiting for a go!  Not sure how this differs in other schools but has been really disappointing.
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Re: Views on Streatham and Clapham Girls senior school please

Postby Sazz » Mon Nov 21, 2022 9:31 am

Hi
I have a 19 year old who went through SCHS and did very well. The support especially for GCSEs was amazing. I have another daughter there now who is happy and academically improved alot since primary
Loads of extracurricular activities, staff reply quickly to queries, and local friends is a big bonus
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