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
3 Independent school of the year nominations
45% of pupils learn more than one instrument
2 Regional awards won by our young enterprise team
Flourish and Fly
The aim of our Prep School is to develop an enquiring mind and a lifelong love of learning in our girls.
Use Your Voice
Our Senior School is particularly distinctive and the girls and the staff are immensely proud of their school. Warm, friendly and ambitious with a genuine sense of community and belonging.
Own Your Future
You will experience greater freedom and enjoy studying subjects that genuinely interest you, in smaller classes, while forming more mature relationships with your teachers who will support you every step of the way.
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.
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.
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.