4+ (Reception entry)

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

For September 2020, Reception applications must be received by Monday 25 November 2019. The application fee is £100 for UK students and £125 for overseas students.

Assessments will take place on Thursday 9 January 2020 and Friday 10 January 2020. We select girls who we believe have the aptitude and potential to benefit from a Sydenham High School education.

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

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.

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

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