The main point of admission to Sydenham High Senior School is at 11+, where there is usually a three-form 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.
Virtual open mornings and online meetings with our Headmistress will be available soon.
Our next Open Day is Saturday 19 September 2020, 9-12.30pm.
To view a digital copy of our Senior School Prospectus click here.Open days
2 - Apply
For entry in September 2021, applications must be received by Friday 27 November 2020.
Scholarship and Bursary applications must be received by Monday 23 November 2020 to allow processing time.
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 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 2020 entry, the Entrance Examinations and Interview will take place on Tuesday 5 January 2021. Girls from our Prep School follow the same entry procedure as external 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 5 February 2021. These should therefore be with you by Monday 8 February 2021. 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 5 March 2021. Once you have accepted your offer we will be in touch to confirm your place and notify you of any further key dates.