Fees, bursaries & scholarships

Fees 2018/19

Senior School2018/19£5,579 per term or £16,737 annually
Prep School2018/19£4,387 per term or £13,161 annually

Fees are paid directly to the GDST and include public examination fees and most text books. Fees can be paid termly in advance or by monthly direct debit.

School lunch is charged separately and paid alongside school fees. Lunch is compulsory for students up to and including year 11. The termly charge is £225 for Reception to year 10 and £215 for year 11.

Bursaries and Scholarships are available to students joining a GDST senior school in year 7 or year 12. We regret that applications for bursaries and scholarships for students entering other year groups or applying late cannot be considered.


Sydenham High School offers a number of bursary awards which are designed to enable girls whose parents might not be able to afford the full fees to attend the school. The award of a bursary is based on financial circumstances and the candidate’s performance in the entrance assessments.

If you are interested in being considered for a bursary, please indicate this on your application form and the Admissions team will email you the details for the online application system when they become available from mid-September 2018. For year 7 entry, please apply by 30 November 2018. You will be notified if your bursary application has been successful at the same time places in the school are offered.

Sixth Form candidates (both new and progressing students) are also able to apply for bursaries. In addition, there are awards for direct entry to the Sixth Form, including two full bursaries, kindly sponsored by HSBC, for Sixth Form applicants from state schools. For Sixth Form entry in 2019, please apply by 9 November 2018 if you wish to be considered for a bursary.

Further information about bursaries can be found here.


Year 7
For girls joining in year 7, we offer both academic scholarships and scholarships in Art, Drama, Music and Sport.

  • Academic scholarships
  • Subject scholarships

Sixth Form
For girls joining in year 12, there are a number of scholarships available. For the academic year 2018-19 the Sixth Form scholarship examination will be on 23 November. Candidates wishing to be considered for these should apply by 9 November 2018.

To find out more about what our Sixth Form has to offer, click here.

Get in touch

Contact us