Senior 11+ - Sydenham High School

Year 7 (11+) entry

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.

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 Senior School Prospectus 2023-24 click here.

2 – Apply

The application deadline for 2024 entry is Monday 13 November 2023. Applications  are made online.

Please note that bursary applications are via an online site which is separate to the application form. You should tick that you wish to apply for a bursary in your application and then submit all requested financial documents through the Bursary+ site.

Scholarship applications are made within the online application form and evidence (including references) should be emailed to . Full details of requirements can be found  on our Scholarships & Bursaries page.

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

3 – Assessments

Applicants will be assessed on their ability in Mathematics, English and Verbal Reasoning. Sample papers are available for Maths and English.

We will also interview every applicant, which is our chance to get to know a little more about your daughter. We will ask your daughter to speak about something she is proud of and would like to talk about. Interviews last around 15 minutes. In addition, we request a reference from all candidates’ current schools. Pupils from our Prep School follow the same entry procedure as external applicants.

For 2024 entry, the Entrance Examination date is Thursday 4 January 2024, and the interviews will take place on Saturday 13 January 2024. Parents are welcome to join us for refreshments on the interview day.

4 – Offers

Decision letters

Decision letters informing you whether or not your daughter has been offered a fee-paying place, including offers for  bursaries and scholarships, will be sent out online from the week commencing Monday 5 February 2024. There will also be a package sent by post. If, for whatever reason, your offer and package do not arrive by Friday 9 February please contact us via email (). Please note that we do also operate a waiting list for places, which is kept short.

Offer holder visits

We offer a number of opportunities to come back and see us in February if your daughter has been successful in her application.

Accepting an offer

The offer acceptance deadline is 12 noon, Monday 4 March 2024. Once you have accepted your offer we will be in touch to confirm your place and notify you of any further key dates.

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