Duke of Edinburgh Award

We are pleased to let you know that Year 9 and Year 10 students are now able to apply to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award.  


The award is a challenging programme of activities which help the individual learn new skills, help others and experience adventure.  It will give your child a great sense of achievement.  Many organisations such as employers and universities take a positive view of the Award and what it says about the person who has achieved it. 


Year 9 students will have the opportunity to apply for the Bronze Award and there are 30 places available. Year 10 students are able to apply for the Bronze or Silver Award.  There are 18 places available for the Bronze Award and 24 places available for the Silver Award.  Due to high demand, places will be allocated based on the quality of their application, school behaviour record and involvement within the school community.


For more information on the requirements for the award please visit the following website http://www.dofe.org/


If students are interested in applying they should collect an application form from Miss Bown in the Maths office, alternatively click on the relevant link below.  The deadline for the applications is 3.30pm on Thursday 21st October. Any handed in after that date will not be accepted.


All students who apply will receive a letter outlining whether they have been accepted onto the award or not via letters from their tutor the following week and those students who have been successful will be announced in assembly that week.



As part of the Extended School programme at Sydenham School we intend to make sure that the existing provision of services and activities are right to meet the needs of our students, parents/carers and the wider community.

Our Extended School programme provides opportunities for students, parents and carers and where possible, other members of the local community, to take part in a variety of activities. Our programme also makes available to parents and carers a variety of services both within and outside of school.

Our huge range of Extended School activities includes breakfast and homework clubs, science, maths, technology, sport, music, dance, drama, arts and other opportunities for students to follow their own particular interests.

Activities for our parents and carers include sessions on supporting your daughter at school and also include opportunities for special interest sessions, including family learning sessions through our specialist school programme.

Most of our students attend one to three sessions each week for sport, music, drama, dance, or to go to an activity or subject they are particularly interested in. We also have opportunities for students to do supported homework and coursework both before and after school, lunchtime and break times every day.

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