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Head: Mrs Katharine Woodcock BA

Chair of Governors: Mrs Gwen Evans

Portrait photograph of Katherine Woodcock, Head of Sydenham High School

Sydenham High School is an independent day school for girls aged 4-18 years. Founded in 1887, the school prides itself on enriching young minds in a way that will endure a lifetime.

The Senior School at Sydenham High School is particularly distinctive and the girls and the staff are immensely proud of their school. Everyone remarks on the warm, friendly, and ambitious feel to the Senior School and the genuine sense of community and belonging.

The school’s original Anglo Saxon motto, ‘Nyle ye Drede’ ‘Fear nothing’ underpins all that it does. Sydenham High is selective but diverse, welcoming girls with wide-ranging talents and backgrounds into a close community that is large enough to offer choice and flexibility but compact enough to ensure that no girl is overlooked.

Girls at Sydenham High are not just academically successful; they are ambitious, open-minded and possess the necessary self-belief to outstrip all expectations.
Katharine Woodcock, Headmistress

As a high achieving school, it strives to ensure that every girl reaches, or exceeds, her potential by offering exceptional learning opportunities which harness individual strengths.

Girls at Sydenham High are not just academically successful; they are ambitious, open-minded and possess the necessary self-belief to outstrip all expectations. They are also well rounded, happy, down to earth, and much more besides.

Above all, the school is simply bursting with warmth, creativity, talent and, excellence in all it does.

Key information

National awards

The Good Schools Guide logo

A*-C A Level percentage

Fees 2017/18

More fees information
YearTermly feeExtras included
Senior School£5,417Fees include stationery, text books, some after school and lunchtime clubs, all public exams and standardised tests, Futurewise career profiling and membership of the GDST Alumnae Network for sixth form leavers.
Junior School£4,260Fees include stationery, text books, some after school and lunchtime clubs, curricular workshops and activities, all public exams and standardised tests.