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26/05/20

Today’s Evening Standard featuring YR 6 pupil, Emma, and her BHS for NHS fundraising design. Well done, Emma! We are very proud of your community, creative and entrepreneurial spirit https://t.co/2XYbRhvmpT

25/05/20

As part of the English lessons via Guided Home Learning, Year 8 put together storyboards based on Poe's 'The Tell-Tale Heart', and they gave us some incredible results! https://t.co/jklGu5JqAx https://t.co/SvKxt3HUvR

22/05/20

In case you missed our stunning performance of Snow Patrol's Chasing Cars today - you can watch the winning music video here https://t.co/lYAwe4tcsi Well done - you absolute superstars Enjoy! https://t.co/9xUSF5Blk0

22/05/20

Huge congratulations to our very own ‘The Rolling Tones’ and 'Higgins Quartet' who have won the People's Choice Award in today’s ! Talk about ending the half-term on a high note! 🎤🥳 https://t.co/a2SjB6olNE

22/05/20

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Very moved to receive this lovely gift from parents thanking us for provision. Our honour ❤️ https://t.co/jCQM8B7oU0

22/05/20

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

A Half Term Bingo challenge to keep the community in high spirits over the break. Keep active and enjoy! https://t.co/u04JDbPTAo

22/05/20

We can’t wait for the , the most anticipated music event of 2020, broadcasting live to girls around the country from 10am today! https://t.co/DeTFlfto0T

21/05/20

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Hands up if you need to engage your core muscles more 🙋‍♀️ sitting at the computer all day can lead to poor posture, a strong core can improve this - This challenge will only take a few minutes! https://t.co/VRGon8Gb0C

21/05/20

Hands up if you need to engage your core muscles more! Sitting at the computer all day can lead to poor posture, a strong core can improve this – today’s Fitness Forward challenge will only take a few minutes! https://t.co/nmEMdCO3WV

21/05/20

This is extremely fascinating to us as, unfortunately, records of the history of this part of our school (which we moved our Senior School & Sixth Form to in 1994, after it had been home to The Church Army since 1965) are limited. Please keep us updated on any discoveries!

21/05/20

Retweeted From Inspiring Change Makers

We hope you are all ready! Here's the link for easy access: https://t.co/zA5cLL7c6j https://t.co/enwoSLtnnc

20/05/20

Our students are excited to be some of the 20,000 young women taking part in the Inspiring Change Makers Summit tomorrow! You can download resources and watch videos ahead of the summit here: https://t.co/Od2hDhpfv2 https://t.co/2qrucJNAoW

20/05/20

It's and we are feeling especially grateful for our supportive community who remind us that we are appreciated throughout the year 🥰 https://t.co/vVwqwHwLT4

19/05/20

Only an hour to go until Mrs Gunton's melodic Kitchen Samba session! Follow the link below and make some music 🎶🎶 https://t.co/u1ouHCSPO7

19/05/20

Ella in Year 6 has created a bug hotel using an old wine box. Not only embracing the ‘reuse’ initiative, but also considering some of our smallest creatures that deserve a nice place to live too. Well done, Ella! https://t.co/zo4g63hM2U

19/05/20

Mrs Rosado has been using leftover tiles from the garage to make her rainbow in support of the NHS – it looks fab Mrs Rosado! https://t.co/CUXpZiPqPT

19/05/20

Some fabulous entries to the House Compettion have come in this week. Here, Betty in Year 6 has made this excellent message reminding us to ‘reuse’. Great work Betty! https://t.co/qUUgeOJbgT

18/05/20

Play your cards right! Another creative way to from https://t.co/eVWHAZn0xC

15/05/20

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Mrs W’s guided home learning task exceeding safe cuteness levels ! Next best thing to a hug ❤️ https://t.co/495oKkahDk

15/05/20

Get ready to tune in on the 22 May for the musical event of the summer! The first GDST Song Contest will be broadcast live to GDST girls around the country during the school day, so get your votes ready for Blackheath High! https://t.co/7V5hdSN4uo

15/05/20

Retweeted From GirlsDaySchoolTrust

"I never doubted whether I was good enough or qualified enough, I just believed I was capable enough, and definitely taught me that" — Victoria Barnett's story. https://t.co/0YzSMee0Kv

15/05/20

Stay mindful and take care of yourselves over the weekend. https://t.co/FxIM24Cp0V

15/05/20

Incredible work is still coming in for the House Competition. Resha, Yr 6 reused a Pringles pack, old jeans and buttons to make a pen holder, Really useful! https://t.co/F3Y11lIbg0

15/05/20

At Blackheath High we encourage our girls to positively leave their mark on the world. Next Thursday students will be joining the brilliant Change Makers conference to see firsthand how other inspiring women are making a difference https://t.co/XptkvmKVbI

14/05/20

Sharing the love of reading in our virtual book club, well done girls! https://t.co/UGkDNRLQOL

14/05/20

Good luck everyone! Let us know what level you get to. https://t.co/iZlpCZ09PX

13/05/20

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Mrs Brooks’ GCSE class turned into a come dine with me cooking class today! Learning about nutrition whilst making a lunch live on teams. I think all of the PE department will be logging into this lesson from now on!!! https://t.co/JqCyKnUDLG

13/05/20

A fascinating GDST enrichment course starts today for our YR 11 & YR 13 students. They will be applying design-thinking to our real world problems as we embrace our 'new norm' during ー19 - good luck to everyone taking part https://t.co/9p1uMLZ0Rj

13/05/20

Even in lockdown, our girls are finding their inspiration and being creative. Beatrix in Year 9 has shown this beautifully in her poem, ‘Behind Closed Doors’. https://t.co/bAhztFTDWA https://t.co/jzfQ5xlonm

13/05/20

Great to see students, teachers and now dogs staying active together at Fitness Club this morning.🐕🦮🐩 Next up, Dance Club starts 1.10pm https://t.co/XjdlEw8iz1

13/05/20

Great to see so many girls connecting through music rehearsals - well done Sinfonia https://t.co/3uLylXarjx

13/05/20

and our wellbeing partner, have produced a series of webinars for parents to help 'manage minds' during this current situation. Find out more now on Firefly. https://t.co/AhDbkdms0f

12/05/20

Not long to go until our 'Kitchen Samba' music lesson kicks off live on Youtube...4pm. https://t.co/ySZJ1TKWuX

12/05/20

Retweeted From GDST Alumnae Network

First Steps to Starting a Business - online course opens today! https://t.co/RvtHWTE3da Everything you need to know, delivered by , start-up expert, lecturer and columnist alumna https://t.co/t41TdEFMXW

12/05/20

Well done for keeping up the excellent guided home learning work girls – here’s a snapshot of a YR 8 Mandarin lesson, learning about countries and nationalities (and embracing new whiteboard tech for ) https://t.co/18TBbsVEe7

12/05/20

You can do it girls (and parents)! https://t.co/XBcXefyo7b

11/05/20

Our Director of Music, Emily Gunton, is teaching a ‘Kitchen Samba’ class, live on Youtube at 4pm tomorrow. Bring your pots and pans, explore different rhythms and take part in a Samba influenced piece. Click link to join - all welcome https://t.co/TzaqmiLlKt https://t.co/UxDqGBRPHF

11/05/20

A beautiful response to the Getty Museum Challenge by one of our Year 7 Students. Giulia is Frida Kahlo  #stayhome #covidart #year7 #ks3art #fridakahlo. Do head over to our Art Dept. Instagram for some incredible entries by students https://t.co/5rWicGHdBJ https://t.co/6JyZF22n5Q

11/05/20

Good luck to all our YR11 and YR13 students who are starting our new Excelerate 2020 summer curriculum today. Both programmes help to prepare our students for the next step in their educational journey. Here’s more on our YR 13 Programme https://t.co/iRfrhVPLSU

Admissions

 

 

Our Admissions Office remains fully funtioning during the school building closure period. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any enquiries to help guide you and your daughter through the admissions process. 

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 Admissions

We welcome gifted girls from local secondary schools into our Sixth Form at Blackheath High School. 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 in our Sixth Form, she usually needs to apply for a place by early November when she is in Year 11. Our scholarship assessment exams takes place in the middle of November. All 16+ scholarship/bursary candidates sit an hour long examination of three of their chosen subjects.  If candidates nominate Art as one of their assessments, they will need to submit an art portfolio.

The best performing candidates in our Sixth Form scholarship/bursary tests will be invited for a scholarship interview with the Head, who will award Sixth Form scholarships and bursaries to the most deserving girls in Year 11.

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 BREAKFASTS

We hold half-termly Sixth Form Breakfasts where you can join us to have a coffee with Sixth Form staff and current students, take a tour of our brand new Sixth Form Centre and look in on our university-style seminars. Contact our admissions officer to book in to the next Sixth Form Breakfast event 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 assesment days:

Music Scholarship Audition - 9th December 2020
Sport Scholarship Trial - 11th December 2020
Art Scholarship Assesssment - 15th January 2021

Girls who perform outstandingly well 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.

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries