Senior 11+

The main point of admission to Sydenham High Senior School is at 11+, when there is a three-form entry.

Applicants are invited to an entrance examination which assesses ability in both Mathematics and English. A sample English entrance examination paper can be found here. A sample Mathematics entrance examination paper can be found here.

We also interview every applicant, which is our chance to get to know a little more about your daughter. We will ask your daughter to bring 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.

For entry in September 2020, applications must be received by Friday 29 November 2019. Scholarship and Bursary applications must be received by Monday 25 November to allow processing time. Please note that bursary applications are via an online system which is separate to the application form.

For 2020 entry, the Entrance Examinations and Interview will take place on Tuesday 7 January 2020. Girls from our Prep School follow the same entry procedure as external applicants.

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 registration fee for an occasional place is £100.

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

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

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