Alumnae & OGA


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Welcome to our Alumnae page

Sydenham High alumnae are part of an unrivaled network of nearly 70,000 women world-wide who have experienced a GDST education. There’s no charge to belong to the Network, so if you are not already hearing from us or the GDST, please register here to receive Verve, the annual magazine, e-zines and gain access to exclusive events and career networking opportunities. By registering with the GDST, the school will also have your details and be able to contact you about upcoming events should you so wish.

Former pupils are always welcome back at Sydenham High. Above and below you can see photos of recent visits including the farewell party for Headteacher Mrs Pullen, who retired at the end of the Autumn Term 2016.

If you’d be interested in visiting the school or have plans to organise a class reunion, we’d love to hear from you. Our alumnae are also a valuable resource to our current pupils and we’re always delighted to hear from former pupils who can offer their time in the way of careers talks or work experience. Please contact the Marketing Manager, Alison Miles, on or 0208 557 7011 if you would like further details.

Sydenham High’s Old Girls’ Association is a membership organisation with a committee that meets quarterly to plan events for a wide selection of alumnae. There is an annual AGM and a Summer Pimms Party for recent leavers and alumnae. The OGA also work with the school to facilitate class reunions if required, and are instrumental in planning special celebrations such as this year’s 130th Birthday lunch (see below).

Happy Birthday to us!

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We celebrated the school’s 130th Birthday in style on Saturday 25 February 2017 when over 150 alumnae from 1950 – 2008 attended a special lunch at the school, along with past Heads and teaching staff. Everyone made up for lost time catching up with classmates, exchanging photos and anecdotes, and reminiscing about their school days. Recently retired Headteacher Mrs Pullen and her predecessor Dr Lodge took to the stage with OGA Chair Sarah King to wish the school a very happy birthday, followed by a cake-cutting ceremony.

You can read more about this event and our other birthday celebrations in our news pages and see some of the photos below in our Event Photo Gallery.


Want to stay in contact and need to update your details with us?

You can download an alumnae contact form here. Just complete it and email a scanned copy to or post it to the school for the attention of Alison Miles.  Alternatively, you can update your basic details on the GDST website.

Read the latest Alumnae e-news bulletin here (January 2017)

Click here to read the most recent alumnae news sheet distributed with the GDST’s Verve magazine

Click here to read previous news sheets

Click here to read the latest edition of the OGA newsletter – Spring 2016 or click here to download a pdf version.


Event Photo Galleries

130th Birthday Lunch 25 February 2017

Here are just a small selection of the photos taken at the lunch.

OGA Pimms Evening 29 June 2016 – photo gallery

Kathryn Pullen’s Farewell Reception December 2016 – photo gallery