Lewisham, United Kingdom
About Sydenham School
Thank you for your enquiry.
We are delighted that you are thinking of applying for this post at Sydenham School and hope that you submit an application. Sydenham School has been educating girls since 1917. We are a popular and oversubscribed school that is forward-looking and genuinely comprehensive with excellent standards and high expectations. Our last OFSTED Report stated ‘there is a sharp focus and additional drive to secure further improvements in the school’s performance so that students experience the best possible education at Sydenham School’.
Raising achievement is at the heart of all we do, based on clear educational values, well-qualified staff and strong traditions. Our students receive an excellent educational experience and we are ambitious for them. The quality of our learning and teaching combined with a strong curriculum enables students to achieve academic success and develop into confident, clear thinking young people with a sense of responsibility to others. In 2016 we moved into our tastefully refurbished Edwardian building and newly built state of the art STEM buildings.
However, we are equally committed to developing our students in the Arts, Humanities and Languages, so that they can develop their creative skills, critical awareness and confidence to thrive in the future. We are a “High Performance Learning” (HPL) pioneer school and believe that the vast majority of students can achieve highly regardless of their starting points.
We partner with Forest Hill Boys’ School to operate SFH6 - the Sydenham and Forest Hill Sixth Form. This provides a wide range of opportunities and progression routes for students. This year 80% of our Sixth Form students went on to University, with over 50% progressing to the top research intensive universities including Oxford and Cambridge. 100% went on to either University, training apprenticeships or employment.
Sydenham School enjoys a good reputation in the local community and we are outward facing in our work with other schools and providers. There is a clear commitment to the education of all of our students and we pride ourselves on being able to support students to develop their full potential whatever their backgrounds or needs.
Sydenham School is a superb place to work, with great students and a dedicated and committed staff team. Come and join us!