Sydenham High welcomes alumnae back to school

Sydenham High and GDST Alumnae join other Medical & Allied Health Professionals for Careers Event at Sydenham High

It was wonderful to welcome back two Sydenham High alumnae – Dr Aysha Waheed ( Class of 2013) from King’s College Hospital, and Consultant Dermatologist, Dr Gayathri Perera ( Class of 1990) to Sydenham High on the evening of Monday 14 October for the Medical and Allied Health Professionals Careers Event, the latest in the ongoing careers programme series held on AHPs Day 2019. We were also delighted to be joined by GDST alumna and midwife Sophie Carr (Notting Hill and Ealing High School, Class of 2010).

Even the rain could not dampen the enthusiasm of the 136 visitors from 75 families who attended, from Sydenham High as well as other neighbouring schools; Sydenham Girls, Dulwich College, JAGS and Old Palace. Pupils from years 9-13 had the opportunity to speak one-to-one with representatives from a range of professions – dentists, therapists, doctors, paramedics, nurses, physiotherapists, radiologists to name but a few – and relevant course providers such as the University of Leeds and the University of Surrey, alongside Guy’s and St Thomas’, South West London and St George’s, South London and Maudsley NHS Trusts and other professional bodies.

The next careers event will be held in the Spring and focus on the Creative and Arts Professions. If you would like to be involved, please get in touch


Welcome back to the Class of 1974

We were also delighted to see the Class of 1974 back at school on a wonderful, sunny Saturday in September. Over 25 alumnae, some of who had not been back for 45 years, gathered together from all over the UK, sharing photos, memorabilia and stories. From the noise level, it was apparent that everyone had a really enjoyable time, catching up on each other’s news and touring the Prep and Senior schools!

More Alumnae news can be found here