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Sydenham School
Dartmouth Road, London SE26 4RD
Sydenham School is a non-selective secondary school maintained by the local authority (Lewisham). It has about 1,460 girls aged between 11 and 18. In March 2017 the school was rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.
Particular strengths include Destinations, Attainment, Sixth form and Attendance. Relative weaknesses include Environment.
The school's overall score (out of 100) is given below. Coloured segments show the contributions of each indicator, explained in more detail below. Hover over the segments for details. Personalise the score by clicking on the button to set your own priorities.
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Destinations: Excellent. The proportions of students going on to education, training or work at the ages of 16 and 18 are both quite high. Show details
Attainment: Above average. Attainment at the ages of 16 and 18 are both above average. (This doesn't take into account pupils' prior performance. For that, see Progress.)
Sixth form: Above average. Attainment is above average, progress is about average and destinations at 18 (allowing for attainment) are above average.
Attendance: Above average. Pupil absence rates and the incidence of persistent absence are both quite low.
Finances: Above average. The school budget has been roughly in balance
Progress: Above average. Up to age 16 it is above average, while at ages 16-18 it is about average. (This takes into account pupils' prior performance. For information about actual grades, see Attainment.)
Disadvantaged pupils: Above average. Progress up to age 16 is above average. Destinations at 16 are excellent. Progress at 16-18 is below average. Destinations at 18 (allowing for attainment) are below average.
Admissions: About average. The occupancy rate is roughly average and the offer rate is quite high. There is no compulsory entrance exam.
Representation: Slightly out of balance. The socio-economic mix and ethnic representation are both slightly out of balance with the local community. Show details
Environment: Poor. Air pollution and traffic accidents are quite high, while crime is very high.

Schools often provide or emphasise different subjects, especially in fields such as languages and the arts. The charts below show the relative popularities of exam subjects commonly sat at this school.
Popular GCSE subjects
Proportions of pupils entering in 2019
Popular A-level subjects
Proportions of pupils entering in 2019
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