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 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.
“Pupils make rapid progress and achieve excellent results” – ISI, 2020

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Year 7 have enjoyed a day of bonding activities, culminating in the House Sports Festival. Hand san at the ready as they threw themselves into the competition! They certainly have...

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Sydenham High Latest

Julia Gray – year 7 virtual author event

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Julia Gray – year 7 virtual author event

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Breaking new ground for Black History Month

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Breaking new ground for Black History Month

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World Alzheimer’s Day: An alumna’s perspective

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World Alzheimer’s Day: An alumna’s perspective

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Independent School of the Year nominations

26

Subjects available at A Level

45%

Pupils learn more than one instrument

21

Pledges on our eco commitment

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Regional awards won by Young Enterprise Team

Prep School

The aim of our Prep School is to develop an enquiring mind and a lifelong love of learning in our girls. Through enthusiastic, inspiring specialist teaching and a broad and balanced curriculum, our girls are well prepared not merely for the demands of Senior School and the 11+ process, but also for a rich and fulfilling future.

Prep School 4-11

Senior School

Our Senior School is particularly distinctive and the girls and the staff are immensely proud of their school. Many remark on the warm, friendly, and ambitious feel to the Senior School and the genuine sense of community and belonging.

Senior School 11-16

Sixth Form

Sixth Form life at Sydenham High is unique, packed with exciting opportunities and new experiences with which to challenge yourself. You will experience a 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.

Sixth Form 16-18
Prep School

Prep School

The aim of our Prep School is to develop an enquiring mind and a lifelong love of learning in our girls. Through enthusiastic, inspiring specialist teaching and a broad and balanced curriculum, our girls are well prepared not merely for the demands of Senior School and the 11+ process, but also for a rich and fulfilling future.

Prep School 4-11
Senior School

Senior School

Our Senior School is particularly distinctive and the girls and the staff are immensely proud of their school. Many remark on the warm, friendly, and ambitious feel to the Senior School and the genuine sense of community and belonging.

Senior School 11-16
Sixth Form

Sixth Form

Sixth Form life at Sydenham High is unique, packed with exciting opportunities and new experiences with which to challenge yourself. You will experience a 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.

Sixth Form 16-18

Sydenham Stories

Ruby

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.

Ruby

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.

Olympia
Ruby

Sydenham Stories

Ruby

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.

Ruby
Olympia

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.

Olympia
Whole School Virtual Open Morning

Whole School Virtual Open Morning

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Prep School Virtual 7+ Taster Session

Prep School Virtual 7+ Taster Session

Thursday 15 October 2020

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Senior School: Meet the Head Q&A

Senior School: Meet the Head Q&A

Tuesday 13 October 2020, 9.30am - 10.45am

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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.