The main point of admission to Sydenham High Senior School is at 11+, where there is usually a four-form entry of around 21 pupils per form.
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 Senior School Prospectus click here.Open days
2 - Apply
For entry in September 2022, the application deadline has now passed.
Please note that bursary applications are via an online system which is separate to the application form.
The application fee is £100 for UK students and £125 for overseas students.Apply online
3 - Assessments
Applicants will be assessed on their 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 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 2022 entry, the Entrance Examination date is Saturday 27 November 2021, including applicant interviews.
We are acutely aware of the disruption that has been faced by year 6 pupils this year and want to reassure all parents and pupils that we will take this into consideration when assessing applicants.
4 - Offers
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 by first class post to your home addresses by Friday 4 February 2022. These should therefore be with you by Monday 7 February 2022. If, for whatever reason, your letter does not arrive please contact us after 9am that day via email () and we will email the decision letter to you. 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 if your daughter has been successful in her application.
Accepting an offer
The offer acceptance deadline is 12 noon, Friday 4 March 2022. Once you have accepted your offer we will be in touch to confirm your place and notify you of any further key dates.