Welcome to the
Senior School

Sydenham High School

Fear nothing

Nyle ye drede

Aspirational setting

Welcome

Our Senior School is particularly distinctive and the girls and the staff are immensely proud of their school. Many remark on the warm, friendly, and ambitious feel to the Senior School and the genuine sense of community and belonging.

It is a school where academic excellence is complemented by pastoral excellence and where enriching and exceptional co-curricular activities add an additional and exciting layer to the day-to-day education the girls receive.

We get to know the strengths of each of our girls and personalise her educational journey so that she reaches her full potential.. Our motto, Nyle ye Drede, (’fear nothing’) is reflected in everything the girls do here so they  are not just academically successful, but are also well-rounded, resilient, independent and well equipped for the demands of today’s global society.

Come along to an open day, meet our girls and staff, and see for yourself just what an incredible and happy school this is!

—Mrs Katharine Woodcock
Headmistress

Click here to read of Senior School Prospectus

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Academic

Lower & Middle School

In the Lower (year 7) and Middle School (years 8 and 9), we strive to ensure that every girl learns to love learning, in an environment where she is challenged and inspired.

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Academic

Upper School

In the Upper School (years 10 and 11) we not only prepare our pupils academically for their GCSE examinations, but we also continue to develop their personal skills and encourage them to be active learners who think for themselves.

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Pastoral Care

Pastoral care is an essential part of a successful education. We want every girl to feel happy, secure and confident so that she benefits fully from the first-class education offered.

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Academic

Lower & Middle School

In the Lower (year 7) and Middle School (years 8 and 9), we strive to ensure that every girl learns to love learning, in an environment where she is challenged and inspired.

Read more

Academic

Upper School

In the Upper School (years 10 and 11) we not only prepare our pupils academically for their GCSE examinations, but we also continue to develop their personal skills and encourage them to be active learners who think for themselves.

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Pastoral Care

Pastoral care is an essential part of a successful education. We want every girl to feel happy, secure and confident so that she benefits fully from the first-class education offered.

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Socrates programme

Socrates programme

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Co-curricular & Enrichment

Sport

Sport

The PE Department aims are twofold; providing and encouraging both participation and excellence in sport and physical activity.

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Performing Arts

Performing Arts

The Performing Arts at Sydenham High are incredibly strong and provide invaluable opportunities for girls to get involved in.

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Clubs and Activities

Clubs and Activities

With a whole range of clubs and activities on offer, there really is something for everyone here at Sydenham High.

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Aspire

Aspire

In years 7 and 8 we offer an enrichment programme, Aspire, which is an integral part of the curriculum.

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D of E

D of E

The DofE is the nationally and internationally recognised Award favoured by employers and universities alike. Over time, it builds confidence, dedication and commitment, attributes we all want to see in our young people in school, life and in the workplace.

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Out and about

Out and about

Sydenham High girls are part of a school community, networked through the Girls Day School Trust GDST, as well as being a part of a wider global community.

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Sydenham Stories

Olympia

Every single sister has enjoyed seven years of amazing memories here which have all been shared with me.

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Sydenham Stories

Olympia

Every single sister has enjoyed seven years of amazing memories here which have all been shared with me.

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