4+ (Reception entry)

Entry to the Prep School at Reception (4+) begins in the first September after a girl’s fourth birthday.

Entry to other year groups

Occasionally there are places available in other year groups or mid-term. Please contact Admissions on 020 8557 7004 or email us at to discuss the application process. The registration fee for an occasional place is £100.

1 - Visit us

We hope to meet you at one of our upcoming Open Events and Taster Days or, to book a place on one of our weekly tours, please call 020 8557 7004.

Virtual meetings with our Head of Prep are bookable online.Twilight tours are available on Monday and Wednesday after school. Places are limited.

Our Virtual Open Morning is available to view, please register here.

To view a digital copy of our Prep School Prospectus click here.

Open days

2 - Apply

For September 2021, the Reception application deadline has now been extended owing to demand. Applications must now be received by Friday 13 November 2020. The application fee is £100 for UK students and £125 for overseas students.

Apply online

3 - Assessments

Your daughter will be asked to take part in a playgroup session with the class teachers lasting approximately one hour. We will assess numeracy skills, early phonics awareness, handwriting, conversation skills and interaction with other pupils. We also request a report from your daughter’s nursery.

Assessments will take place outside in our EYFS playground which will be divided into four separate zones, socially distanced in November, as confirmed by our Registrar. We select girls who we believe have the aptitude and potential to benefit from a Sydenham High School education.

4 - Offers

The results of the assessment process will be posted home two weeks after your daughter’s assessment.

The deadline for response to all 4+ offers is 16 December 2020.

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