Aspirational learning environment

Pupils have an excellent attitude to learning; they respond positively to challenges that enable them to aspire to the highest level of achievement

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At Sydenham High our first-class education offers exceptional learning opportunities. Whether your daughter joins us in reception, year 7 or the Sixth Form, we want to ensure that she receives the very best educational experiences during her time with us. Alongside academic and pastoral excellence there is an outstanding life beyond the curriculum which is the cornerstone of life at Sydenham High School where girls discover where their passions lie as well as their hidden talents.

Sydenham High is busy and crammed with opportunities. No two days are ever the same and we want every girl to have the space to make her own choices, find her own niche, live life to the full, grasping every possibility she has to shine, excel and to explore new interests and opportunities. She can participate purely for fun, to broaden her interests, try new things and to follow her strengths through selective teams and groups or music or drama productions. What is key is making the most of everything on offer and we aim to inspire every girl to develop her learning, to enjoy all that she does so that we ignite a passion for school to ensure that her days are happy, fulfilling, informative and above all rich and rewarding.

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.

Performing arts

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 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.

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