Open events & taster days

Getting a real sense of what is so unique about our school is so important.

That’s why we offer Open Events and Taster Sessions throughout the school year and look forward to welcoming you soon. Please see below for upcoming dates and booking links. Booking for events usually opens at least half a term in advance or over the holidays.

A Taster Session is a wonderful way for your daughter to experience life at Sydenham High first hand. Girls take part in different lessons and activities in both smaller groups and full classes. Places for our Taster Sessions are limited and registration is essential.

At present we are operating social distancing and we are not able to offer the same experiences to prospective parents and pupils as we would like. However, we will be offering virtual open events and taster sessions and individual tours for September 2022 entry and interim candidates for 2021-22.

If there is a particular aspect of school life you would like to see, or if you would like to visit the school at some other time, please call our admissions team on 020 8557 7004 or email and they will be happy to make individual arrangements.

Our Autumn Virtual Open Days for Prep and Senior are available below:


Prep School: 4+ (Reception), 7+ (year 3)

Open mornings give you a sense of what the ethos and vision are at Sydenham High Prep. They are for parents and children and incorporate an individual tour by a pupil and a talk from the Head of Prep School.

The Reception and year 3 taster sessions offer the opportunity for girls to experience Prep School life. During the Reception taster session, girls will take part in some learning activities with our Reception team. It also gives your daughter an opportunity to spend some time in our Early Years environment, prior to the assessment. Our year 3 taster session will involve taking part in an exciting workshop with our year 2 pupils. Tours will be offered to parents at these events.

Twilight Tours

Reception & Prep School
4.30-5.30pm. On hold during lockdown. Please email

Virtual Prep School Open Morning

Friday 19 March, 10-10.45am

Senior School

Open mornings occur on normal school days and give a flavour of daily activity.

The year 7 Taster Session is an activity-packed session designed to give girls a feel for what school life would be like for them in year 7 at Sydenham High. There are taster sessions for year 5 in May each year and year 6 in October.


Twilight Tours

4-5.45pm. On hold during lockdown. Please email .

Virtual Senior School Open Morning

Thursday 25 March, 9.30-10.30am

Sixth Form

Applicants for our Sixth Form are welcome to make an appointment to visit the school at any time.  Please contact our Registrar to arrange a time.

Our virtual open evening took place on 1 October 2020.