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.

The deadline for applications has now passed for 2022 entry. If you have any further queries please call our admissions team on 020 8557 7004 or email  and they will be happy to make individual arrangements

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

2 - Apply

For entry in September 2022, the application deadline has now passed.

The application fee is £100 for UK students and £125 for overseas students.

For queries please email .



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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 for 4+ have now passed. 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 were posted home on Wednesday 1 December 2021.

The deadline for response to all 4+ offers is Monday 24 January 2022. Please note that places are secured by paying the deposit and completing the requisite paperwork. Early completion is advised.

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