Sydenham High School GDST

Sydenham High School is an independent day school offering a first-class education for girls aged 4-18. Academic and pastoral excellence go hand in hand and our motto ‘Fear Nothing’ lies at the heart of all we do in preparing our pupils for their futures. We are selective and 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.

19 Westwood Hill
SE26 6BL

+44 (0)20 8557 7000

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ISC associations: GSA, AGBIS, ISBA, IAPS

Religious affiliation: Non-denominational

Day/boarding type: Day

Gender profile: Girls only

Size: 757

Sydenham High School GDST fees:

Day fees per term:
£5,204 to £6,619

Scholarships & bursaries:

ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
209 / 6309

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 4 to 19 (757)

Sixth Form: (75)

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For girls joining in year 7 (11+ entry), we offer both academic scholarships and scholarships in Art, Drama, Music and Sport.

There is no need to make a separate application for an academic scholarship as all girls are considered based on their performance in the Entrance Examination. Shortlisted girls will be contacted a few days in advance and asked to attend a further assessment consisting of a group task and individual interview.

The Art, Drama, Music and Sport scholarships are worth a proportion of fees and stay with a girl throughout her school career. You initially apply for your daughter to be entered for a subject scholarship and if your application is shortlisted, you will be invited for an assessment.  The specific criteria and for each scholarship is outlined as part of this application form.

If your main application to the school is made online, then any Subject Scholarship applications should be returned separately to the school to arrive no later than the application deadline of 19 November 2021.

For girls joining in year 12, we offer a range of scholarship including academic. Candidates wishing to be considered for these should apply by 6 November 2021.


Sydenham High School offers a number of bursary awards at 11+ and Sixth Form (year 12) which are designed to enable girls whose parents might not be able to afford the full fees to attend the school. The award of a bursary is based on financial circumstances and the candidate’s performance in the entrance assessments.

Sixth Form candidates (both new and progressing students) are also able to apply for bursaries. 

Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • Academic scholarships
  • Art scholarships
  • Drama scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • Sibling discounts
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils

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Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, ISC is not responsible for inaccuracies