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24/11/20

Retweeted From Mrs Richards MCCT 👩‍🔬

7B and I watched the Cirque de Soleil video and were absolutely entranced. A lovely way to start the day. https://t.co/OIuzJbIGRZ

24/11/20

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A great opportunity for students to take part in live work experience programmes with top employers via https://t.co/vnBlpP7QkI What sector or company will you find out more about? sounds pretty cool. Apply now https://t.co/Kku9USYams

24/11/20

👋 Florence 🐶❤️

24/11/20

We love this, Florence! 🐶 https://t.co/WsYLVzTnei

24/11/20

A reminder of this Thursday’s Talks event, open to parents and alumnae: ‘Helping your child understand : how to support their and development in a world post Covid’, with via Zoom: Thurs 26th Nov, at 6pm 👇 - https://t.co/O93MVRcvAG https://t.co/FJnjnatcVq

24/11/20

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Love our inspirational displays Juniors https://t.co/LuxowZ0dt9

24/11/20

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Someone will be missing her.. https://t.co/GarwtxIT12

24/11/20

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Y5 enjoying the session by this afternoon! https://t.co/QcBWU4ycQk

24/11/20

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Great to see enjoying https://t.co/FAWh1remOS

24/11/20

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Our year 8s working hard at Hockey and Run club yesterday afternoon. https://t.co/AKDz8CU3lm

24/11/20

Thank you again for joining us!

24/11/20

We can’t wait

24/11/20

We can’t wait to take part in today 🎼☺️ https://t.co/fxDVVHRicH

23/11/20

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“We need to be working doubly hard with this generation of young women to ensure they can see what they might be one day…” The 's CEO Cheryl Giovannoni's full speech at the https://t.co/CgyBWfSToM

23/11/20

Working with bots today in Year 2! https://t.co/4thQFx89Ig

23/11/20

Big smiles in Year 2 art class today! https://t.co/5Araps6T0D

20/11/20

So happy to have welcomed Operatic Tenor Brian Smith Walters to our Wollstonecraft Speaker Series, who not only sang beautifully, he also gave the girls a brilliant insight in to the world of performing arts. Thank you ! https://t.co/iyScEwSIYf

19/11/20

Brilliant work, girls! 👏👏👏 https://t.co/LcjxqkwFXW

19/11/20

Retweeted From GDST Alumnae Network

Dr Woodman is a Psychology Consultant at , Guys and St Thomas' . On 26 November she will talking about 's impact on young people's mental health and development. Open to parents & Alumnae. Contact your school to book a place. https://t.co/nbYglJD7zT

19/11/20

Retweeted From Steven Henderson

wonderful to hear about Diwali experiences from our students in this morning’s assembly, with some superb dancing! https://t.co/ikqRGQO19B

19/11/20

Retweeted From Natalie Argile

Started my day with a great big smile after a brilliant assembly from our students on Diwali and what it means to them. You can’t not smile after watching them dance! https://t.co/uZJ1QUshTS

18/11/20

Love this, Year 9! https://t.co/t4wymBiy6b

18/11/20

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Direction of light and making periscopes with . Watch out, these girls can see round corners and over desks now https://t.co/aNnfrCJrAu

17/11/20

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One half for our Year 7 netballers training hard. Working on keeping possession 🙌🏻 https://t.co/dmDu0edEXd

16/11/20

Amazing work girls! Our Junior School has raised over £500 and still counting for https://t.co/NxH30dq6PQ

16/11/20

Enjoying some special lunches in the Senior School today! https://t.co/uMdKoLDKYF

16/11/20

Amazing work 5B! Happy https://t.co/v2uX6Uu1Uo

16/11/20

It was lovely to meet all our brilliant 11+ candidates this weekend. You were all amazing. https://t.co/uBvmrCvlda

16/11/20

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Fascinating Diwali assembly from this morning with some beautiful images from the Ramayana manuscripts. Happy Diwali to all our families! https://t.co/JAta0HeK3G

16/11/20

Lovely smiles from 5H! https://t.co/0tuHXWpqTU

16/11/20

More celebrations here at Blackheath High Junior School 😊 https://t.co/ceG0663TaE

16/11/20

We're celebrating in school today. Happy Diwali everyone! https://t.co/TTydiYDR8T

12/11/20

Retweeted From GDST Alumnae Network

Launching Talks... a series of online seminars for GDST parents & alumnae. From helping children cope with to teaching them about racism, expert speakers break down key issues right now — https://t.co/whdLOoiNmJ

12/11/20

Spot the difference! Year 1 dressed-up in spots today, having fun and raising money for https://t.co/7xCYfur0b8

12/11/20

Brilliant work 👏👏👏 https://t.co/kytSm7hK90

12/11/20

Amazing work by everyone in our Junior School who are raising money for today. We love the creative hairstyles! 👏👏👏 https://t.co/X8zG6tLeMW

11/11/20

Year 9 practising new tricks at today’s table tennis club 🤩🏓 https://t.co/X5u5EzpfdR

Admissions

Our students are bright, confident and enthusiastic learners with high expectations of themselves. They are prepared to step outside their comfort zones to test themselves and enjoy the new challenges and experiences that we offer.

At Blackheath High School, academic excellence is underpinned by an extensive array of co-curricular opportunities and we pride ourselves on the diversity and inclusivity of our school community. Applications are welcomed from girls and families who will embrace an environment where girls aim high, individuality is prized and girls are determined to make a difference in all they do.

We offer the follwing main entry points into the school:

Nursery 3+

Reception 4+

Senior School 11+

Sixth Form 16+

To discuss the possibility of your daughter joining Blackheath High School, whatever stage they have reached in their education, please contact our Admissions team: 

Details of our forthcoming Open and Taster events can be found in the 'Visit us' section of our website. 

Click here to access our online application form and downloadable document

View our 'Important dates for 11+ Admissions' document

View our 'Important dates for 13+ Admissions' document

View our 'Important dates for 16+ Admissions' document

Click here to pay your deposit

11+ Admissions

At Blackheath High School, we are looking for bright and enthusiastic learners who will flourish with our school curriculum.  As well as academic ability, we are keen to see the girls' interests and hobbies, their attitude to learning and how they can contribute to the school community.

Applications for a place in Year 7 starting in September 2021 must be submitted by completing our online application form by October 16 2020, when your daughter is in Year 6. Please let us know, in as much detail as possible, about your daughter’s interests so that we gain a full picture of her as an individual.

Complete our online application form

We welcome candidates to sit our 11+ admissions examinations in November 2020 (Please note this is a change of timing from previous years). Longlisted candidates will then be invited to attend an interview in January. Shortlisted Art, Music and Sport Scholarship candidates will also be invited for an additional assessment in December 2020 or January 2021. All dates can be found in our Important dates for 11+ Admissions document on this page.

Candidates will sit three examination papers: English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning. The Verbal Reasoning paper tests ability to process verbal information; identify patterns; see similarities and differences between words; demonstrate rules and meaning of language and apply logical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Free familiarisation materials for all three papers are accessible here:

https://www.gl-assessment.co.uk/products/11plus-series-11-plus-practice-papers/11plus-familiarisation-materials/.

We know sitting examinations might seem a daunting prospect at age 10 or 11 years old. We can reassure you that we make the examination day as positive and as friendly an experience as we can, and the warmth of our Blackheath High welcome quickly puts the girls at ease.  We do not advise excessive preparation for the papers, however familiarising your daughters with the format of the papers is a useful exercise to do.

Our 11+ interviews are friendly, informal sessions to help us to get to know your daughter better and understand her passions.

In addition to the exams and interviews, we will also contact your daughter’s school for a reference to gain further background information about her progress and interests.

In February 2020, we will dispatch our offer letters. Parents have until the beginning of March to accept a place for their daughter in Year 7. 

 

WELCOME Afternoon FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

We appreciate what an important decision choosing your daughter’s future school is. We therefore invite all girls we offer Year 7 places to, to visit us with their parents for an afternoon in February after the half term break. The provides the girls with another opportunity to spend time in our school with our pupils and teachers. Their parents can meet with our Senior Leadership Team who will talk them through how we help settle our new pupils happily into Blackheath High.

At the beginning of July we invite our new Year 7 girls and their parents to an evening meeting to discuss the move into our Senior School. The girls meet their form tutors and new friends, and parents learn about life at the Seniors School, the foreign language choices that we offer our students and all the clubs and societies that we run.

 

13+ Admissions

There are now a small number of scholarships and places available for 13+ admissions. Please see the downloadable 'Important Dates for 13+ Admissions' document, above, for key dates.

Sixth Form 16+ Admissions

We welcome girls from local schools into our Sixth Form at Blackheath High School. We accept applications for 16+ at any point during the academic year before the September start date. Simply complete the online application form on our website. We also offer a range of scholarships, prizes and means-tested bursaries to students who would really benefit from studying here.

If your daughter wishes to apply for a scholarship or a means-tested bursary for our Sixth Form, she usually needs to apply for a place by early November when she is in Year 11. Our scholarship assessment exam takes place in the middle of November. All 16+ scholarship/bursary candidates will be asked to submit two pieces of teacher-marked work that demonstrates excellence in the subjects they wish to study at A-level. If candidates nominate Art as one of their assessments, they will need to submit a digital art portfolio.

The best performing scholarship/bursary candidates will be invited for an interview with the Head, who will award Sixth Form scholarships and bursaries to the most deserving girls.

We aim to make most of our Sixth Form offers in December. Once your daughter has accepted a place in our Sixth Form, we will invite her to visit the Sixth Form to meet new classmates and gain further information about the subjects that they will be studying.

Sixth Form VIRTUAL COFFEE 

We hold half-termly Sixth Form 'Virtual Coffees' where you can meet with a member of the Sixth Form Leadership Team and current students, take a 360 Virtual tour of our brand new Sixth Form Centre and look in on our university-style seminar rooms. Contact our admissions officer to book in to the next Sixth Form Coffee admissions@bla.gdst.net or call Ms Allen on 02085578448.

 

Occasional Vacancies

Occasional vacancies sometimes arise as a result of families relocating. If you are interested in your daughter joining in Years 8 to 10, do contact our Senior Admissions team as soon as possible. We also appreciate that families often wish to apply for a place at Blackheath High School midway through the academic year and our Admissions team will be able to guide you further on this. All candidates must pass our entrance examinations in English and Mathematics and attend an interview with our Head. We will then approach their current school for a reference.

Bursary Admissions

If you are interested in applying for a means-tested bursary, please indicate this on your application form. We will then forward you a password so that you can complete the GDST online bursary application form. Your application can then be assessed to ascertain whether or not your family will qualify for a bursary and if so, whether this could be for a full or a partial bursary. 

Bursary places are extremely competitive and our bursary holders are girls who excel in both entrance assessments and at interview.

11+ Scholarship Admissions

We offer a range of scholarships to gifted girls; Academic, Art, Music and Sport.

The Art, Music and Sport scholarships must be applied for by October 16th 2020. Short-listed girls will be invited to attend the following scholarship assessment days:

Music Scholarship Audition - 9th December 2020*
Sport Scholarship Trial - 12th December 2020*
Art Scholarship Assessment - 15th January 2021*

Girls who perform outstandingly in our 11+ entrance examinations will be invited to attend an additional Academic Scholarship Interview with our Head on the 15th January 2021

Academic scholarships and bursaries will then be awarded based upon each girl’s assessment and potential.

*Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all assessment days' plans are under review and may alter for Septmber 2021 entry.

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries