Prep School Admissions - Sydenham High School

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  • Key dates for 2024/25

    Thursday 10 October, 9-10am4+ (Reception) Entry
    Prep School Taster
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    Thursday 10 October, 1.45-3pm7+ (Year 3) Entry
    Prep School Taster
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    Friday 8 November, 1.45-3pm7+ (Year 3) Entry
    Prep School Taster
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    Thursday 14 November, 9-10am4+ (Reception) Entry
    Prep School Taster
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    Thursday 14 November, 1.45-3pm7+ (Year 3) Entry
    Prep School Taster
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    Wednesday 6 November, 9-10.30amPrep School Open MorningBook a place
    Monday 18 November4+ Application deadlineApply online here  *
    Monday 25 November7+ Application deadlineApply online here  *
    Friday 6 December & Monday 6 January4+ Assessments
    Wednesday 27 November, Thursday 28 November, Monday 2 December & Tuesday 3 December7+ Assessments
    Monday 9 December7+ Offers made
    Friday 10 January4+ Offers made
    Monday 3 February4+ Acceptance deadline
    Friday 7 February7+ Acceptance deadline

    * Please note that there is an application fee of £100 for UK students & £125 for overseas students. This fee applies to all stages.

  • Application and assessment process

    Assessments for 4+ (Reception entry)

    Once you have applied for a place at our Prep School, your daughter will be invited to an Assessment Day on Friday 6 December or Monday 6 January.

    Your daughter will be asked to take part in a playgroup session with the class teachers lasting approximately one hour. We will assess numeracy skills, early phonics awareness, handwriting, conversation skills and interaction with other pupils. We also request a report from your daughter’s nursery, and meet with parents to learn more about your daughter and her interests.

    We select girls who we believe have the aptitude and potential to benefit from a Sydenham High School education.

     

    Offers

    The results of the 4+ assessment process will be sent out via email on Friday 10 January 2025.

    The deadline for response to all 4+ offers is Monday 3 February 2025. Please note that places are secured by paying the deposit of £1250 and completing the requisite paperwork. Early completion is advised.

     

    Assessments for 7+ (Year 3 entry)

    7+ applicants will be invited to an Assessment Day on one of the following dates:

    Wednesday 27 November
    Thursday 28 November
    Monday 2 December
    Tuesday 3 December

    Applicants are required to sit three forty-minute assessment papers: maths, reading and writing, followed by a team-building and collaboration exercise. Please note: we do not assess verbal or non-verbal reasoning. Offers will be made to applicants whose performance in the assessments indicates an ability to cope proficiently with the level, challenge and pace of our Prep School curriculum.

     

    Offers

    The results of the 7+ assessment process will be sent out via email week commencing Monday 9 December 2024.

    The deadline for response to all 7+ offers is Friday 7 February 2025. Please note that places are secured by paying the deposit of £1250 and completing the requisite paperwork. Early completion is advised.