Scholarships and Bursaries
We offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to girls who demonstrate excellent potential.
The presence of a significant proportion of highly able and well-motivated girls from families who would otherwise be unable to consider an education at Blackheath High School, is an important factor in achieving and maintaining high academic standards for the benefit of the whole school.
Unfortunately we are unable to offer scholarships and bursaries to Early Years or Junior School girls at this time.
All candidates who sit our 11+ and 13+ entrance examinations and our 16+ scholarship assessment in November are automatically considered for an academic scholarship. This is primarily on the basis of their performance in our examinations. However, we also take into account how they conduct themselves at interview and the excellence of their school reference and school report. The best performing candidates will be short-listed for an additional scholarship interview with a member of our Senior Leadership Team.
The maximum value of a scholarship is 50% of the published fees.
11+ subject scholarships:
All students who sit the 11+ (entry into Year 7) entrance examination are automatically considered for an academic scholarship. Additionally, each applicant may apply for a subject-specific scholarship in Art, Music, Drama or Sport. Only one subject-specific scholarship may be applied for. While a student can be awarded both an academic and a subject-specific scholarship, the maximum combined value is 50% of the published fees. These scholarships are a great honour and open up a range of exciting opportunities for the chosen girls throughout their school career.
Read more about 11+ subject scholarships, how to apply, and guidance on your application.
Sixth Form scholarships:
Sixth Form scholarships are open both to new joiners, and to those moving up from the Senior School. Along with academic scholarships which are assessed through an exam, we offer specialist subject scholarships in Art, Music and Drama. Only one specialist subject scholarship may be applied for. These scholarships are very prestigious, and looked upon favourably by universities. Sixth Form students may hold both an academic and a subject scholarship, as long as the total discount does not exceed 50% of the published fees.
Download the Sixth Form Scholarships and Bursaries Booklet
We appreciate that not everyone can afford to pay full fees for their daughter’s education, which is why we offer a number of bursaries to girls entering Year 7, Year 9 or Year 12. These bursaries are both means-tested and dependent on the applicant’s academic potential, and are extremely competitive. The value of the bursary is dependent upon the income and financial resources of the applicant’s family, but can represent as much as full fees. A partial bursary may be granted to a girl who has won a subject scholarship, with the combined value never exceeding the full fees. Eligibility for bursaries is re-assessed each academic year to take into consideration changes in financial circumstances.
If you are interested in being considered for a bursary, please indicate this on your application form. You will be notified if your daughter’s bursary application has been successful in your offer letter.