The school was inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) in November 2017 and the report can be downloaded below.
The inspection took the form of a Regulatory Compliance Inspection, to examine whether we comply with the extensive regulations and requirements covering pupil wellbeing, health and safety, recruitment, safeguarding and governance, amongst others. I am delighted to tell you that Sydenham High School met all the standards required.
During their time with us, the team of inspectors interviewed pupils and staff, observed lessons, attended assemblies and form time, visited co-curricular activities, scrutinised samples of work and met with members of the Senior Leadership Team, the GDST and the Chair of the School Governing Board. They also inspected the site and grounds.
The report confirms that we have met all the necessary requirements. The purpose of the inspection was not to report on Educational Quality, so there are no judgements or detail concerning the curriculum or teaching and learning. Nevertheless, it is the highest possible achievement in the circumstances and affirms the high quality of education and care here at Sydenham High School.
Mrs Katharine Woodcock, Headmistress