Sydenham High School A GSG School
- Sydenham High School
19 Westwood Hill
- Head: Mrs Kathryn Pullen
- T 020 8557 7000
- F 020 8557 7001
- E email@example.com
- W www.sydenhamhi…chool.gdst.net
- A mainstream independent school for girls aged from 11 to 18 with a linked junior school
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Lewisham
- Pupils: 380
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: £15,702 pa
- Open days: Contact school or visit website
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: Sydenham High Junior School
What The Good Schools Guide says..
‘Many pupils leaving after GCSEs are surprised how much they miss being known to staff and the reassurance that familiarity provides’ says one parent and, as many others, identifies it as a real asset which the school often doesn’t do...
What the school says...
Sydenham High is selective but diverse, welcoming girls with wide-ranging talents, abilities and backgrounds into a close community that is large enough to offer choice and flexibility but compact enough to ensure that every student is valued.
With small class sizes and individual attention, education at Sydenham High goes well beyond exams focusing on helping each student to achieve her personal best in and beyond the classroom.
We are proud of our students' academic success and just as proud of our award winning choir, excellent sports, theatre and musical productions and creativity in art and design. Our students discover their strengths and, because we know them well, we can guide them to maximise their potential. It may be scuba diving; organising a fundraiser; acting in the school show or leading a Duke of Edinburgh expedition in Morocco. Whats important is that they are willing to get involved and have a go. ...Read more
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Excellent performance by Girls taking Drama & Theatre Studies at an English Independent School (GCE A level)
All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.
What The Good Schools Guide says‘Many pupils leaving after GCSEs are surprised how much they miss being known to staff and the reassurance that familiarity provides’ says one parent and, as many others, identifies it as a real asset which the school often doesn’t do enough to promote. SEN pupils are well-catered for too. There is dyslexia screening and other testing in...
From April 2017, Katharine Woodcock, currently senior deputy head at Queen's College. French and Russian degree from Bristol and PGCE from St Mary's College Twickenham. Has also taught at Oakham, where she was became housemistress. She has two children.
Acting head during the spring 2017 term will be Karl Guest, deputy head.
Head since 2002 is Mrs Kathryn Pullen BA MA PGCE (50s). Studied English and American studies at Warwick, later completing a PGCE in drama. Began her teaching...
Special Education Needs
The school's special needs policy follows the recommendations of the Code of Practice (2001). At admission each pupil is looked at as an individual case to see whether the school can effectively meet her needs. A girl would only be refused entry if she was unable to attain the required academic standard or if the school was unable to cope with the child's difficulty once every effort had been made to accommodate her needs. The school has a Learning Support Department run by a qualified dyslexia teacher. Individual difficulties (eg mild dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, Aspergers) are handled as appropriate by the Learning Support Department. Pupils whose difficulties form a significant barrier to learning may have an Individual Education Plan and some targeted help from the Learning Support Department. Pupils with specific learning difficulties should be able to cope in mainstream classes but the school offers a supportive environment in which staff are made aware of the ways in which these students can be supported within the classroom. The Junior Department also has access to well qualified perpatetic special needs teachers who can give long term individual support during school time and parents may wish to use this facility for which an extra charge is made.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class||Y|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|