Sydenham High School GDST

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19 Westwood Hill
London
SE26 6BL
+44 (0)20 8557 7000
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Pupils
578
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Ages
4 - 18
Gender
Gender
Girls only
Building
Type
Other Independent
Mr ofsted
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NATIONAL AVG. 1.98
Independent inspection report
96%
NATIONAL AVG. 39%
5 A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent) inc. English and maths
96%
NATIONAL AVG. 44%
GCSE grade C or better in
English and maths
Absence
61.9
Attainment 8 score
Results in 8 core subjects
NATIONAL AVERAGE 37.7
Absence
DATA
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Secondary Data 2016
Information for parents
19%
NATIONAL AVG. 15%
Pupils achieving AAB or higher inc. two facilitating subjects
Absence
39.2
A level average point score
NATIONAL AVERAGE 26.9
B
Average A level result
NATIONAL AVERAGE C+
Value added
+0.09
A level progress score
GCSE to A level
NATIONAL AVERAGE 0.0
Opening door
Day
Boarding Type
Graduation hat
Available
Scholarship Status
Teaching board
£4,260
to
£5,417
Day Fees Per Term
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School Description

Sydenham High School develops the high aspirations, intellectual capability and self-confidence that students need to meet 21st century demands. A broad academic education is combined with a range of experiences and opportunities enabling students to develop their talents and potential. Inclusiveness encourages a positive social environment; students are engaged and active in school life.

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News & events from Sydenham High School GDST

Last update: 09 October 2017
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If there is a particular aspect of school life you would like to see, or if you would like to visit the school at any time, please call our Admissions team on 020 8557 7004 or email [email protected] 

We are always happy to make specific arrangements for you.
 


 

Open Days & Open Mornings 2017

Pre-booking is essential for these events. Click on the link below to book your place. 
 

Reception & Junior School

Wednesday 11 October 9.30am

Thursday 19 October 9.30am

Weekly tours available on Wednesday mornings. Please call or click on the link below to book your place. 
 

Senior School

Tuesday 3 October 9.30 – 11am. The Headmistress’s talk will start promptly at 9.30am in the Recital Hall

Tuesday 7 November 9.30 – 11am. The Headmistress’s talk will start promptly at 9.30am in the Recital Hall

Thursday 23 November 9.30 – 11am. The Headmistress’s talk will start promptly at 9.30am in the Recital Hall


Taster Events

A Taster Day is a wonderful way for your daughter to experience life at Sydenham High first hand. Girls take part in different lessons and activities in both smaller groups and all together.  Places for our Taster Days are limited and registration is essential. For Autumn events, booking will be available from September.

Junior School Taster events

Reception entry - Wednesday 8 November (9.30 – 10.30am)

Year 3 entry - Wednesday 15 November (9.30 – 11.30am)

The Reception and Year 3 Taster sessions offer the opportunity for girls to experience Junior School life. During the Reception Taster session, girls will take part in some fun learning activities with our Reception team. It also gives your daughter an opportunity to spend some time in our Reception environment, prior to the assessment. Our Year 3 Taster session will involve taking part in an exciting workshop with our Year 2 pupils. Tours will be offered to parents at these events.

Year 7 Taster Days

For Year 6 pupils - Wednesday 11 October (morning)

For Year 6 pupils - Wednesday 18 October (morning)

The Year 7 Taster Day is an activity-packed morning designed to give girls a feel for what would be in store for them in Year 7 at Sydenham High. Girls enjoy various activities, including an Assembly with the Headmistress, ‘Taster’ lessons and break time. Parents are usually invited for a tour or other event running simultaneously.

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STUDENTS CELEBRATE 2017 A LEVEL AND GCSE SUCCESS IN STYLE

 


A level

More than half of all grades (57.4 per cent) were A*-B and 25% were A*/A. The best performing subjects included all three sciences

A trio of Sydenham High School sixth formers celebrated stellar A Level results. Rachel Honeysett, Evie Richards and Greta Holmes achieved all A*s and As in their subjects and have top university places awaiting them.

Dozens of Sydenham High students joined them to celebrate their A Level results and a raft of further university places including York, Manchester, King’s College and Queen Mary’s London for courses from Economics to Astrophysics. A record number of six students secured coveted places on Art Foundation courses including the Royal Drawing School.
 

GCSE 

Sydenham High’s GCSE results have hit new heights with an increase in top grades for the second year running.

An excellent performance in Biology, Chemistry and Physics contributed to over 34.9 per cent of all grades being A* and 61 per cent being A* or A.  In total 94.7 per cent of grades were A*-C.

Over 80 per cent of all three science results were A* or A with a record 96 percent in Biology, 95 per cent in Physics and 82 percent in Chemistry.

Ten students opened their envelopes to find they had scored a full house of A*s and As, meanwhile a further six students achieved a run of 10 or more A*s.

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FLOURISH & FLY AT SYDENHAM HIGH

 


 

As concern rises about the anxiety felt amongst students who face unprecedented levels academic pressure and expectation Sydenham High School GDST's well-established programme to help pupils build their resilience long before the approach of GCSEs and A Levels is going from strength to strength.

Our Junior School Flourish and Fly programme, is designed to inspire, challenge and embolden  our youngest students to discover their individual talents and look over and around perceived obstacles to their success.

Every half term we celebrate a different theme ranging from being bold to networking.  The culmination of the programme is a week of activities which include practical workshops and talks by inspirational speakers alongside fundraising and helping in the local community.

This innovative approach has proved popular with students, parents and staff alike.  Mental resilience and emotional well-being need to be developed in the very earliest years of child development and Junior Schools like ours have a duty to deliver a robust and holistic approach from the outset.

Exceptional Learning Opportunities >>

 

We are proud to be a member of the Girls' Day School Trust – 'Where Girls Can'
  

 
Message from the Headmistress >>

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