Sydenham High boasts a number of excellent facilities, and ongoing investment by the GDST has seen the school’s facilities continue to expand.
There are specialist features for the teaching of science, ICT, music, art and design and technology and sports facilities include a large indoor sports centre, a fitness suite, a large all-weather pitch and an eight acre sports ground in Lower Sydenham with tennis courts and a pavilion.
The school has a Performing Arts Centre comprising a 90-seat Recital Hall as well as the 152-seat Westwood Theatre. The Longton Hall is an outstanding concert and performance venue.
The Sixth Form centre boasts a generous common room, study rooms and classrooms while the beautiful and historic dining hall has been extended to include a glass orangery. Art and design and technology are housed in generous accommodation, while the cookery suite is used by both the Junior and Senior Schools to add depth to their co-curricular offerings. There are two libraries, one for Junior and one for Senior, and the Sixth Form have their own dedicated study room.
The main house
The main house, at the heart of the school, was originally a Victorian mansion called Horner Grange and the home of a diamond merchant and his family. Despite its conversion to a school in the early 1930s, the majority of original features remain, including decorative fireplaces, stained glass panels and a magnificent carved wooden ceiling and minstrels’ gallery in the dining hall which was formerly the mansion’s ballroom.