Forge Your Own Path

Empowering girls aged 4 – 18 since 1887

Message from the Head

Flourish and Fly


Fear Nothing


Own Your Future


Lead The Way


Pupils of all ages show high levels of self-confidence and self-esteem


Just the alternative independent choice this area is crying out for

Good Schools Guide

Pupils appreciate the wide range of cultures and backgrounds in the school community.. understanding others helps them to prepare for the world beyond school


Pupils of all ages have a deep-seated sense of responsibility to the school as well as to society


Sydenham High Latest

Year 12 Entrepreneurs win award

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Alumna, entrepreneur, trailblazer – the latest installment of our Lecture Series

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Science Week 2023 at Prep School

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Sydenham High celebrates Science Week!

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Brain Bootcamp 2023: ‘Eating for Immunity’

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Cicero Cup Debating Cup Final!

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Inspiring women in STEM present awards for the 2023 #700STEMChallenge

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Modern Languages and Latin Festival for our linguists

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Prep School
Open Morning

Coming soon

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Senior School
Tasters for Year 5 pupils

Tuesday 16 & Thursday 18 May (AM)

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Meet the Head
Coffee Mornings

Thursdays, fortnightly

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Sydenham Stories


Year 3

Ruby joined Prep School in Reception and has made the most of all the opportunities on offer both in and outside the classroom. Ruby has a passion for reading and has developed a discerning taste in the books she likes to read. You can often find Ruby spending time amongst the non-fiction books in our Discovery Zone.

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Year 7 Senior School

I have just started in year 7, after spending seven years in the Prep School from Reception through to year 6. I had an absolutely amazing time at the Prep. It was the best fun and of course I also learnt a lot! I really wanted to continue to senior school. My family has a long connection with Sydenham High – my mum and both my aunts came here and my sister is currently in year 10.

I am really grateful to the Senior School teachers who, despite us being in the middle of a pandemic, managed to organise several events for all the new year 7s, which gave us the opportunity to talk with one and other so it was not awkward on our first proper day.

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Year 13 Senior School

As the youngest of seven girls, who all went to Sydenham High, it’s amazing to have so much history with the school. It’s great to hear about our shared teachers, their memories at the school and seeing their names on the honours boards. Having that history with the school helped me decide to stay for sixth form, and I love it as much as my sisters before me did. The atmosphere is so warm and welcoming, and I know that I wouldn’t be enjoying my final two years of school if I weren’t at Sydenham, receiving all the help with A Levels, as well as University applications.

What an exciting, enriching curriculum! My daughter comes home buzzing with new ideas and projects – all delivered with a cry to be bold, positive and risk-taking. A gem of a school.

Prep School Parent