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Sydenham High Junior School

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Sydenham High Junior School

sydenham high junior school

Address: 15 Westwood Hill, London SE26 6BL
Founded: 1887
Number of Pupils: 200 girls
Fees: £4,116 per term
Ages: 4–11
Head Teacher: Ms Claire Boyd
Religious Affiliation: Non-denominational
Entrance Procedure: Group assessment for reception and written exam for 7+. Please enquire about other year group entrance procedures.
Contact: Admissions Office 020 8557 700
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Open Morning Thursday 9 March 2017 9.30am. Weekly Wednesday tours are also available. Please ring the school to book.

The Curriculum

A broad academic curriculum that encourages independent thinking, enquiring minds and prepares girls for the academic curriculum at the senior school. Girls learn French from reception and Latin from Year 5. There are specialist teachers for languages, sport and music.

Games & The Arts

Extensive curricular and extracurricular sport to support the five hours of timetabled sport with loads of fixtures against local schools and in regional events. The junior school have access to all the facilities of the senior school including the Westwood Theatre, recital hall, all weather pitches and the eight acre sportsground in Lower Sydenham.

Pastoral Care

A strong PSHE programme is backed up by a positive social environment, supportive teaching staff and close relationships between home and school. The school’s innovative Flourish and Fly initiative emboldens pupils and stretches ability with a half termly programme of experiences and challenges.

Senior Exit Schools

Approximately 75 per cent of girls go to the senior school whilst some go to other local grammar and independent schools.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

Our aim is to prepare each girl for what the future holds – by setting high expectations, providing a strong academic education and supporting a child’s emotional development to ensure each girl becomes the best she can be.

Outstanding Characteristics

The school was judged ‘outstanding’ in its most recent Inspection report. ‘Excellent relationships between staff and children’; ‘emphasis on independent learning ensures that the school provides a stimulating and secure environment’; ‘instills a positive attitude to learning.’

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