A first-class education
for girls, since 1887

4 - 18 years

Fear Nothing

The Senior School at Sydenham High

Flourish & Fly

The Prep School at Sydenham High

Confident Futures

The Sixth Form at Sydenham High

Welcome

Sydenham High School, GDST, is an independent day school for girls aged 4-18 years. The school was founded in 1887, becoming one of the last schools to be opened by the Girls’ Public Day School Trust. Set in the leafy suburbs of South East London, we pride ourselves on enriching young minds in a way that will endure a lifetime.

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RT @TonyLangham: One of the defining moments of #HorseRacing in...

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RT @GDSTAlumnae: "Keep going for your goals and never give...

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Another great day in La Rochelle where the girls bought...

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A great day of learning as part of #blackhistorymonth: Year 8 visited @bcaheritage for a workshop on black women in Britain who have made a difference, including Claudia Jones who...

Thank you to our fabulous #medical and #alliedhealthprofessionals who joined us on #AHPsDay to talk all things #careers with pupils from #sydenhamhighschool and local secondary schools. You have definitely opened...

We’re excited to see onions and peas have been planted in our Eco Zone! Looking forward to garlic, beans and cauliflower joining them next week. Small steps towards #sustainability! Read...

Over the moon that our Prep School has been shortlisted by the prestigious judges of the Independent Schools of the Year 2019. This is testament to the hard work and...

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Sydenham Stories

Ruby

Year 3

Ruby joined Junior 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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Sydenham Stories

Olympia

Year 9 Senior School

I have an incredibly big family and my six sisters have all gone to this school. Every single sister has enjoyed seven years of amazing memories here which have all been shared with me. It is great having so much history with the school. I have learned so much about the teachers and so much about my sisters as young pupils, as now they are all 21+. I feel so proud seeing their names on the honours boards, celebrating their successes.

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Sydenham Stories

Annabelle

Year 12

From the moment I joined Sydenham High in year 8 from another school, I was welcomed into a family that I knew would push me to thrive academically, but also allow me to be a well-rounded student.

On the first day, I signed up to various clubs that I had never experienced before, such as Lindy-Hop Dancing, Rugby Club and Science Club.

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Sydenham Stories

Ruby

Year 3

Ruby joined Junior 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.

Read more

Sydenham Stories

Olympia

Year 9 Senior School

I have an incredibly big family and my six sisters have all gone to this school. Every single sister has enjoyed seven years of amazing memories here which have all been shared with me. It is great having so much history with the school. I have learned so much about the teachers and so much about my sisters as young pupils, as now they are all 21+. I feel so proud seeing their names on the honours boards, celebrating their successes.

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Sydenham Stories

Annabelle

Year 12

From the moment I joined Sydenham High in year 8 from another school, I was welcomed into a family that I knew would push me to thrive academically, but also allow me to be a well-rounded student.

On the first day, I signed up to various clubs that I had never experienced before, such as Lindy-Hop Dancing, Rugby Club and Science Club.

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Open Events

Senior School Open Morning

Senior School Open Morning

Tuesday 12 November 2019 9.30am - 11.00am

Prep School Open Morning

Prep School Open Morning

Thursday 17 October 2019, 9.30am – 11am

News

Bewitching visit by author Katy Birchall

| Senior

Bewitching visit by author Katy Birchall

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Alumnae and parents join other Medical & Allied Health Professionals for Careers Event at Sydenham High

| Senior

Alumnae and parents join other Medical & Allied Health Professionals for Careers Event at Sydenham High

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Dean Atta’s poetry strikes a chord at Black History Month event

| Senior

Dean Atta’s poetry strikes a chord at Black History Month event

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