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Sydenham Parents' Forum

The 4th Sydenham Parents' Forum is on 29th May 7-8 pm. Open to all Sydenham parents; contact Steve Horn at school if you would like to attend.


We had the Speak Out Challenge for selected year 10's today. They learned how to master public speaking and then each delivered a fantastic speech on a wide range of topics everything from cats being evil, to sexism and human trafficking. Well done to all involved!

Performing Arts -BATTLE OF THE BANDS

Wednesday night saw the return of Battle of the Bands 2, congratulations to Metropolitan for coming first. Thank you to all the parents who attended. Pictures can be viewed here.





Thursday 10th May
10 girls in years 7-8 are representing Sydenham School at the annual Lewisham Book Awards. They will work with students from nine other secondary schools to persuade author Phil Earle, to buy the book they are presenting, for his imaginary bookshop.

Monday 14th May
7S will be going to Forest Hill Boys School to interview author Jo Nesbo about his writing, hear him read from his books and to see a range of science experiments demonstrated.

Tuesday 15th May
Two groups from Year 8 will be working with Phil Earle, author of Being Billy and Saving Daisy, in a creative writing workshop.

Parent Governor Vacancy

Letters to follow (Monday) and information on School website


charity - lONDON marathon

Congratulations to Sarah Jobson (Business teacher). She completed the London Marathon in 4 hours 27 minutes raising money for Build Africa.


We would like to welcome Beverly Lawrence who has recently joined us as the Careers Officer and is supporting Year 10 students over work experience.



reminders - yeAR 11 pROGRESS file pRESENTATION

The Year 11 Progress File Presentation will be taking place on the afternoon of Friday 11th May this will also be Year 11's last day in school. Following this they will be in school for scheduled revision sessions and exams only. This is an invite only event, Year 11 Parents will be receiving their invites through the post.

Early Dismissal 11th May

Due to the Year 11 Progress File Presentation taking place on Friday 11th May. Year 7-10 will be dismissed from school at 2.30pm on the 11th May.
Year 11 Students will be dismissed at 12.50pm to prepare for the evening events and are expected to return to school at 3pm.




This Week's Events

MONDAY 30th April
Mr Power – Photography trip to Brighton with Year 10 photography students
Lewisham Book Award at St Matthew's Academy

PE Trip
Year 11 Art Exam


Year 11 Art Exam

Year 10 Visit to Stephen Lawrence Centre ( Selected Year 10 Students)

FRIDAY 4th May

Dates for your Diary

Monday 7th May – MAY BANK HOLIDAY – School CLOSED
Wednesday 9th May – G&T Parents Information Evening - MSH
Friday 11th May – Year 11 Progress File Presentation




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