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17/06/21

Retweeted From Blackheath Society

Blackheath and Greenwich in literature talk by Blake Morrison local author and society member. 1st july 7.30pm . Tickets £10. More info https://t.co/AxJl5MXXgV

17/06/21

Year 12 Biology students joined a live Ecology Webinar today from about the documentary ‘A life on our planet’ by . Fascinating! 🌳 https://t.co/aBUMZUBMxT

16/06/21

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Anyone else jealous of ‘s Florence having a lunchtime dip? Just me then. 😎 https://t.co/oHxpIgrotY

15/06/21

Retweeted From Blackheath Halls

We are looking for talented young singers (Year 3-Year 11) to join our Youth Choir. Taster Day on Saturday 26 June from 11am-3pm at Blackheath Halls. For more info or to register visit https://t.co/Nir47J8LHI https://t.co/bAhJD6PtI3

15/06/21

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Enjoying a much cooler temperature this morning in Year 5 games... https://t.co/CCDyQwqgTc

15/06/21

As the temperatures soared, Year 2 took otheir spelling investigations al fresco! The girls had a great time combining their orienteering and spelling skills, which was an engaging way to revise spelling high frequency words. https://t.co/KgnxErYUv3

15/06/21

Retweeted From GirlsDaySchoolTrust

family - final days to book onto our with award-winning former editor of . Register here: https://t.co/c35stpecvU https://t.co/Npr6gLUQ1X

14/06/21

Amazing 👏👏👏 https://t.co/JZKHaO2YCx

14/06/21

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Our U14 A&B cricket teams also enjoyed a competitive but fun afternoon today, against Colfe’s. Another win for our B’s but Colfe’s A’s came out victorious, winning by just a few runs. POMS: Valerie and Millie. 🏏 https://t.co/5YMdcCNh3y

14/06/21

Thank you so much https://t.co/brY3LgrnfM

14/06/21

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

A great afternoon of cricket for our U13A&B teams against Chis&Sid, ending in a close loss for the A’s and a win for the B’s! POMS: Jess and Amelie 🏏 https://t.co/UcI7ayTRvS

13/06/21

Retweeted From BHS Geography

A huge congratulations to Billie, Buffy, Rachel, Lucy and Breanna for completing their Silver D of E expedition section! 50km covered on the hottest weekend of the year! See our Insta for how they cooled off! 🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈

12/06/21

Thank you so much 💙 https://t.co/Cdn6oxrEs5

12/06/21

Retweeted From Blackheath Science

Our sweet and gentle Ginger. 🐹🥰 https://t.co/qGJqjUptUr https://t.co/Nwsb8D7Z2K

12/06/21

Retweeted From BHS Geography

Day 2 D of E on one of the hottest days. ‘Your girls are amazing!! They're in camp already having some 19km over some fairly big hills’

12/06/21

Thank you so much for featuring us https://t.co/DEfPhEwoOX

12/06/21

Thank you so much https://t.co/9X8qBVOU4r

12/06/21

We're loving having Year 5 students at our Midsummer Shakespeare Experience Morning - "Though she be but little, she is fierce" 🌸 https://t.co/iDxhxgueJr

12/06/21

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Lockdown enabled introverts to shine so we’ve redesigned school with more quiet spaces - GSA Head ⁦⁩ | News | The Times https://t.co/oG4Yf5EIzO

12/06/21

Retweeted From Rebecca Brown

Great to see these fantastic initiatives from our sister school ⁦⁩. Blackheath High School lets its wallflowers blossom with quiet spaces after lockdown | News | The Times https://t.co/c9fX9ZJXbD

12/06/21

Thank you so much https://t.co/xClbJBbiGA

12/06/21

Retweeted From The Good Schools Guide

This is exactly the innovation we’d expect from - our review highlights a number of fab new pastoral approaches at the school. Wonderful to see positive come from the miserable last year and a half. https://t.co/BbpAzlvKxg

12/06/21

Our Head discusses the future of education in today's and how we are taking learnings from lockdown to help all our students thrive. https://t.co/CEATtyUyvI https://t.co/kgflUPsNDu

12/06/21

Retweeted From Natalie Argile

Excited for our Year 5 experience day It’s been a while! https://t.co/RMT0KGkYiZ

12/06/21

We're so excited about welcoming prospective Year 5 students for our Midsummer Shakespeare Festival this morning to experience a taster of life at Blackheath High School https://t.co/RdSIaXBSBh

11/06/21

Extra! Extra! Read All About It! Year 2 catch up on current events by choosing to read editions of First News. “We are commuters reading on the train!” https://t.co/OsuM19VhJ8

11/06/21

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

. is looking for a Deputy Head- a rare opportunity to work with our wonderful staff, students and their families- as part of our Senior Leadership Team: Work with us... https://t.co/yDFBvTBakQ

10/06/21

Year 2 had beaming smiles during their Animal Encounters workshops. The girls met a Madagascan hissing cockroach, a scorpion, a gecko, a chinchilla and a corn snake. They showed such curiosity and demonstrated an impressive grasp of scientific vocabulary. Well done brave girls! https://t.co/OnRDUOtrNb

10/06/21

Retweeted From GirlsDaySchoolTrust

Which questions would you like Lorraine Candy to address in her talk about handling your teen’s freedom this summer post-Covid? https://t.co/blZciHkVk2

09/06/21

Retweeted From Ruth Coles

And so concludes four fabulous workshops with , inspiring young girls through the work of Five Postcards and becoming composers themselves thank you for joining https://t.co/F1EdsVu6Iz

09/06/21

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

School site looking resplendent in the sunshine today- so lovely for the students to enjoy these havens of green and sunshine! https://t.co/7SXJ4E3Bwu

08/06/21

As part of the fortnight, our girls spoke with other GDST students planning to live, study and work in the cities they'll be moving to, providing a great chance to make friends ahead of the big move. Exciting! 👍 https://t.co/rK7yZGDs0C

08/06/21

So excited to begin the fortnight for our Sixth Formers. Each day from 1pm, our girls will join other GDST students for exciting events to prepare them for the next stage of their journey, including University seminars and real world ready workshops! ✨ https://t.co/NzC94o3qXQ

08/06/21

Retweeted From M-C Bonnar

What a beautiful day for a trip to https://t.co/mYLDYbASRp

07/06/21

Before Half Term, we interviewed our new Head of RE about inspiring our budding philosophers and how the subject lends itself so readily to discussion. You can read the interview here: https://t.co/s6OzpZdjuC https://t.co/1Fdls4VaHa

03/06/21

Our Nursery girls have been learning the benefits of gardening to help boost mental health. The girls have enjoyed planting both flower and vegetable seeds, dead-heading bulbs and watering the forget-me-nots and bluebells. You can find out more here: https://t.co/ZiWpAs78N7 https://t.co/b3tAOWVgXs

01/06/21

Our helpful Year 7 volunteers did a fantastic job clearing litter from the heath before Half Term. Thank you girls! 👍 https://t.co/T9jTWLDUUt

28/05/21

Goodbye and good luck to you Year 13! It's been such a pleasure and we are so proud of you all. ✨ https://t.co/EiaLwhXAHM

28/05/21

Nursery have been learning the letter ‘v’ and the girls decided to make v..v..volcanoes from papier-mâché and paint. The girls then carried out an experiment to create lava from bicarbonate of soda and vinegar. Wow! 🌋 https://t.co/XnPfHOJPRE

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 following 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 2022 must be submitted by completing our online application form by October 29 2021, 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 (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 or January. 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, 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 29 2021. Short-listed girls will be invited to attend the following scholarship assessment days:

Music Scholarship Audition - 15 January 2022
Sport Scholarship Trial - 11 December 2021
Art Scholarship Assessment - 15 January 2022

Girls who perform outstandingly in our 11+ entrance examinations will be invited to attend an additional Academic Scholarship Assessment on the 15 January 2022

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

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries