Welcome to the
Prep School

Flourish & Fly

Fear Nothing

Nyle ye drede

Aspirational
setting

Welcome

“The aim of our Prep School is to develop an enquiring mind and a lifelong love of learning in our girls. Through enthusiastic, inspiring specialist teaching and a broad and balanced curriculum, our girls are well prepared not merely for the demands of Senior School and the 11+ process, but also for a rich and fulfilling future. We have high expectations of the girls in our school and we regularly track progress carefully so that the standard and pace of the work suits every girl and ensures that she achieves her full potential.

What an exciting, enriching curriculum! My daughter comes home buzzing with new ideas and projects – all delivered with a cry to be bold, positive and risk-taking. A gem of a school

It has never been a better time to be a girl. That’s why our Prep School is so committed to delivering first-class experiences for every pupil which instill a belief that our girls can reach for the stars.

Our Prep School mascot is Fina, the giraffe. Fina perfectly encapsulates the ‘Sydenham Spirit’ and, as such, each Prep School pupil is invited to become a Giraffe Girl. Together, we stand tall, stick our necks out and always try new things.”

– Ms Claire Boyd
Head of the Prep School

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Junior School

Academic

The Early Years Foundation Stage is fundamental in instilling positive dispositions towards learning. During the Reception year, children will play and explore; make choices and learn to try things and persevere in their efforts; be creative and solve problems; form good relationships; be safe, secure and happy.

Pre-prep, Reception - Y2
Prep, Yr 3 - 6
11+ Preparation

Junior School

Pastoral

By the start of year 3, our pupils are developing as confident, independent learners. As they progress, our girls become more accustomed to specialist teaching as this provision is further extended to Art, Design & Technology, and Latin.

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Junior School

Academic

The Early Years Foundation Stage is fundamental in instilling positive dispositions towards learning. During the Reception year, children will play and explore; make choices and learn to try things and persevere in their efforts; be creative and solve problems; form good relationships; be safe, secure and happy.

Pre-prep, Reception - Y2
Prep, Yr 3 - 6
11+ Preparation

Junior School

Pastoral

By the start of year 3, our pupils are developing as confident, independent learners. As they progress, our girls become more accustomed to specialist teaching as this provision is further extended to Art, Design & Technology, and Latin.

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Co-curricular and enrichment

Sport

Sport

Our attitude to sport in the Prep School involves all pupils (from Reception to year 6) in keeping active, honing skills and developing a sense of team spirit.

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Music

Music

Whilst specialist music teaching is provided to all Prep School pupils from Reception, this is only the start of the exciting musical opportunities we offer.

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities

We offer over 60 clubs each week that run either before, after or during the school day

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Drama

Drama

An important part of our English curriculum, drama makes a significant contribution to the Co-Curricular programme at the Prep School.

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Sydenham Stories

Ruby

Ruby joined Sydenham High Prep in Reception and has made the most of all the opportunities on offer both in and outside the classroom. Ruby has a passion for reading and has developed a discerning taste in the books she likes to read. You can often find Ruby spending time amongst the non-fiction books in our Discovery Zone.

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Sydenham Stories

Harriet

Harriet is a wonderful advocate of the Sydenham Spirit. Following in her mother’s footsteps, Harriet joined Sydenham High Prep in Reception, aged 4 and, since then, she has shown an insatiable appetite for learning. Harriet is a self professed all-rounder who enjoys all aspects of the school curriculum.

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Sydenham Stories

Ruby

Ruby joined Sydenham High Prep in Reception and has made the most of all the opportunities on offer both in and outside the classroom. Ruby has a passion for reading and has developed a discerning taste in the books she likes to read. You can often find Ruby spending time amongst the non-fiction books in our Discovery Zone.

Read more

Sydenham Stories

Harriet

Harriet is a wonderful advocate of the Sydenham Spirit. Following in her mother’s footsteps, Harriet joined Sydenham High Prep in Reception, aged 4 and, since then, she has shown an insatiable appetite for learning. Harriet is a self professed all-rounder who enjoys all aspects of the school curriculum.

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