Facilities

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We have considerable indoor and outdoor facilities with dedicated spaces for art, design technology, sports, music and science on site as well as an eight-acre sportsground in Lower Sydenham and access to the sports facilities of Crystal Palace just a few minutes walk from the school. We also take advantage of central London’s galleries, theatres and cultural spaces which are all just a short train ride away.

A number of these venues may be hired for events when they are not in use by the school.

To enquire about lettings please call Emir Feisal , Interim Director of Finance & Operations, on 020 8557 7015.

Longton Hall

The largest performance and assembly space in the school, the Longton Hall has its own lighting and sound system and flexible staging. It provides an excellent space for school careers and clubs fairs, parents’ evenings and a range of dance, theatre and music performances. It is also transformed into the Longton Gallery for the end of year art and design technology show. The Longton Hall seats up to 300 people.

 

 

Recital Hall

Recital Hall 2A purpose-built music venue for small concerts and ensemble performances, seating 90 people. The hall also has a sound-proofed recording studio and a music technology suite.  Its excellent acoustics make it an impressive teaching space for class music and private tuition as well as being an excellent rehearsal space for the school choirs, orchestras and ensembles. The hall is used for concerts by both Junior and Senior School as well as debates and meetings.

 

Westwood Theatre

A very flexible theatre space with two fully equipped dressing rooms (which also serve the Longton Hall) and a spacious foyer. It seats up to 180 people. Having drama lessons in a real theatre helps develop girls’ confidence and performance. As well as performing on stage, girls also have the opportunity to get involved in stage management and theatre design creating large scale backdrops and mixing sound effects and music using the professional lighting and sound systems under the guidance of our technical theatre manager.

Science laboratories

IMG_8924Each science subject has its own modern suite of laboratories equipped with workstations suitable for hands-on learning in each particular subject.

The laboratories also play host to SydSci club which provides lunchtime workshops and demonstrations as well as outside speakers.

 

Art studios

DSC_7607Light and airy spaces at the top of the Centenary Building where creativity abounds in organised chaos. Screen printing, oils, acrylics, sculpture and photography, works in progress alongside inspirational finished projects.

 

Design technology workshop

In the design technology workshop you are equally likely to find girls using Pro-Engineer – a professional computer-aided design programme – as pouring cement, using the laser cutter, jigsaw or arc welder. The workshop is well equipped to allow girls to develop ideas and put them into production using metals, woods and plastics.

This facility is not for hire.

 

Sixth Form Centre

IMG_0584The Sixth Form have a self-contained common room, their own kitchen, a well-equipped study area and lecture rooms within the main school site. It provides a managed transition from the more controlled environment of school to the freedoms and independence of university life.

 

 

Dining Hall & Orangery

The dining hall was originally the ballroom of the main house and it still retains its elegant proportions, wood-carved ceiling and minstrel gallery. This is now the school’s main dining room and is also used for school events and receptions.
The dining hall was refurbished in 2014-15 and extended with the addition of a glass orangery, new servery and state-of-the-art kitchens.

Click on the links below to view three rotating weekly menus for February 2017:-

Week 1 Menu; Week 2 Menu; Week 3 Menu

Libraries

There are separate libraries in both Junior and Senior School. Homework club takes place in the Senior School Library (pictured) as well as various literary workshops and author visits.

The Junior School library is known as the Discovery Zone and doubles as a language classroom for French and Latin. Both libraries are well stocked with texts and books that support the main school.

 

Cookery Suite

Opened in September 2014, our light and airy cooking suite provides facilities for groups of up to 18 students to learn and cook together. The suite regularly hosts Stretch lessons for year 12 and a popular bake club.

Highlights of the well-equipped suite include state-of-the-art NEF ovens, induction and gas hobs and an interactive projector.

 

 

Outdoor Classroom

A recent addition to the Junior School’s outside space is a wonderful outdoor classroom where students can experience learning in concert with nature.

 

 

 

Sports Centre

Sports HallThe school’s indoor sports centre provides space for gymnastics, trampolining, badminton and fencing, netball and football in PE lessons and as part of extra-curricular sport.

Its secondary use is as our main examinations hall and for whole school assemblies.

 

Sports Ground

IMG_5631Our eight-acre site in Lower Sydenham is used for hockey, tennis, cricket and track and field events and has an onsite club house with changing rooms. It is the venue for our school sports days and competitive fixtures as well as being used for PE lessons in the spring and summer terms.

 

 

 

All weather pitches

SydHigh 0008The Astroturf pitches on site, which extend the playing season in the winter months, are used for hockey and netball as well as tennis, football and rounders.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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