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14/01/22

Our Year 10 Scientists extracted the DNA from strawberries 🍓and kiwis 🥝 today. How exciting to be able to hold the genetic code of fruits in your hands! Fascinating work, Year 10 🧪👏 https://t.co/lzDC2QsGBP

12/01/22

And here are another two! What the heath lacks in warmth these wintry mornings, it certainly makes up for in beauty. https://t.co/CxpkZE5Bvj

12/01/22

Such a beautiful sight over the heath this morning - oh, how we love being in Blackheath! A fantastic shot from 📷 https://t.co/EiPGVZrJRz

07/01/22

Our Sixth Form students have jumped right back into their term-time routine getting active this Friday morning. Whilst the kayaking does look like great fun, we're not envious of those cold waters🥶 https://t.co/6qL5ZyunLk

05/01/22

Episode 10 of the GDST’s podcast is now live. This episode explores how writing can help ease anxiety with fashion editor and novelist, Harriet Walker . Listen here (or wherever you get your podcasts) 👉https://t.co/96Mk5Da5Tk https://t.co/ENQuniOnyL

04/01/22

Can you help our students answer their EPQ questions? Year 12 students are beginning work on their extended project qualifications and would love some additional input. View their full list of questions here to see if you can offer any expertise - https://t.co/s1aFxyrhWQ https://t.co/qFAaIXbbLW

03/01/22

Introducing Mr Alaru - our new Deputy Head (Staff and Students) - who has joined us this year. We caught up with him for a 60 second interview to find out more about where he has come from and what he's looking forward to at BHS. Read the interview at👉 https://t.co/wUV2JLpjnN https://t.co/kPYMS6ul4S

01/01/22

Happy New Year one and all! 🎆 As we reflect on 2021, we think of how incredibly proud we are of our students and how hard they worked throughout what was a very challenging year. The resilience of our girls is inspiring, and we can't wait to welcome them back next week! https://t.co/IrGxoE0clO

31/12/21

Shooting for Gold: A New Junior National Ladies Archery Champion 🏆 After a nail-biting final, Year 11 archer, Dotty, secured gold at the Archery Nationals earlier this month, making her the new Junior National Ladies Champion! 🥇 A big congratulations to Dotty! 👏 https://t.co/jZxBfafJ0w

30/12/21

Instead of their usual Mandarin lesson, our Year 8 students had the opportunity to instead participate in an elegant Chinese dance workshop, featuring classic hand fans and traditional Chinese dance music.  The students had a wonderful time learning the graceful techniques. https://t.co/0vY6v3KsTI

29/12/21

During December, parents were invited into their child’s Computer Science lesson to learn how to code. Many parents had never written a word or line of code before, whilst others were already programmers, but everybody learnt something and had great fun! https://t.co/IVHpElWCSu

28/12/21

Our next Classics for Kids session will be taking place on 14 January. In this session, our Music Scholars will be retelling Michael Rosen's story 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' with musical accompaniment. To book your place, visit: https://t.co/4Fyd2T3X2V https://t.co/jbbnqnBhZP

28/12/21

Year 7 donned their wellington boots and made their way to Greenwich Park for our annual charity Welly Walk. Isabella said: "It was very fun, even though we encountered a steep hill, which some decided to try and run up! It was a fun experience for all Year 7 to do together." https://t.co/G9HICQLFOI

27/12/21

Last term, Year 9 went to the Science Museum to experience interactive exhibitions such as 'The Atmosphere' and 'Who Am I?', and finished their day out with a bounce around the trampolining venue at the O2. Read Tilly and Isabella's recount of the day 👉 https://t.co/mleG1HIx5N https://t.co/JPDXLADB7O

25/12/21

Wishing Blackheath High School's friends, family and community a very Merry Christmas! 🎄 We hope this festive period is a restful and joyous one for everyone. 🎅 https://t.co/UhTxZerQ68

23/12/21

From Lawyers and Barristers 🧑‍⚖️ to Surgeons 🏥 and Psychologists 🧠, we had an incredibly inspiring array of speakers as part of our Wollstonecraft Speaker Series last term. Find out more about the impressive guests we have welcomed here 👉 https://t.co/HvCDPj3f9f https://t.co/CCKlz677id

22/12/21

A big well done to our Junior School girls who came together to raise an impressive £400 for Children in Need last month. Some of the fundraising activities included covering Pudsey Bear with donated coins and decorating Pudsey Bear shaped biscuits - yum! 😋 https://t.co/3AGScTkmsL

21/12/21

To reward our French students after a very hard-working term, we could not resist the invitation to a play entirely in French! 🇫🇷 came along to deliver yet another great theatre production for our students: Mon père ne me comprend pas. C'était fantastique! https://t.co/tHDg9AP8Np

20/12/21

On our second trips day, Year 8 went to Bore Place Farm where they had a guided tour of a dairy farm and learned about sustainable and organic food. Matilda in Year 8 said: "I absolutely loved the Bore farm trip. There were lots of activities to do, so you were never bored!" https://t.co/eevKnKy9x9

17/12/21

And that's a wrap! To celebrate the end of term we've had quizzes, Christmas lunch, end of term films & music, and even some teacher dodgeball. We'll leave you with this uplifting rendition of Jingle Bells from our Junior Choir, recorded at the Christmas Carol Concert - enjoy! https://t.co/ak8mN3F9kv

17/12/21

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Another delicious Christmas lunch from Marcin’s Team Merry Christmas all! 🎄 https://t.co/ytnYcLZ5tX

17/12/21

The festive, yet educational, fun has commenced at our Junior School with our Year 6 Maths Ambassadors. Any guesses (without checking Google) which numbers on an advent calendar are square numbers? 🤔 https://t.co/L7Eu2dOqOV

16/12/21

This is Misha - our Poetry by Heart competition winner. Watch below as she expertly recites the 'The Three Little Pigs' poem by Roald Dahl with complete confidence. We're impressed! We can't even remember what we had for dinner last night...🤔 Great work, Misha! 🏆 https://t.co/TTwju2JrBO

16/12/21

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Very proud of ⁦⁩ student Marley’s success 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 https://t.co/LtR3NscLGF

15/12/21

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15/12/21

The countdown to the end of term may have begun, but our school trips have not stopped yet! On Monday, our GCSE RS students visited the East London Mosque and St Paul's Cathedral to deepen their understanding of two centres of worship and the place of religion in modern Britain. https://t.co/mD05c5dffb

15/12/21

Our Junior School girls are doing an absolutely fantastic job of donating to for their Christmas appeal 🛍️ Our Year 6 Sport Prefects gave a great assembly on hygiene poverty, which has clearly inspired many girls to donate their unwanted toiletries! https://t.co/qUF6wtMzjS

10/12/21

It's beginning to look a lot like... The festive feeling is very much alive at our Senior School site with the addition of our student-decorated Christmas trees. 🎄 Just one more week until the end of term! We're immensely proud of how hard our girls have worked this year. 👏 https://t.co/OAhP97FaSS

08/12/21

Some truly beautiful scenes from our Senior Christmas Concert last night. What a wonderful experience to share the festive spirit with our girls and their families.🎄 Well done to all of the girls that performed and participated, you were all phenomenal! 👏 https://t.co/LiMwPUAYEq

07/12/21

Our Junior and Senior Christmas Carol Concerts are taking place tonight at this beautiful venue that's right on our doorstep - . We're really looking forward to watching our girls perform the music and readings that they have been rehearsing throughout the term. 🎶 https://t.co/b3TPvGRZFV

07/12/21

Today, our Year 12 and 13 A-Level Biologists are at the 'Biology in Action' event with , learning about fascinating biology topics such as the wonders of the deep 🐠, gerontology 🧬, bioethics 🧫, and more - all delivered by renowned scientists. https://t.co/qIkn3ekHSN

06/12/21

It was a huge pleasure to welcome an audience to a live music event last month. Our first live Teatime Concert for 18-months featured no fewer than 25 performances; from classical violin to French horn, voice to ukulele, the audience thoroughly enjoyed the concert. https://t.co/R7YL8y35ka

03/12/21

Our second trips day is in full effect! Some of our girls are currently offsite taking part in various thrilling activities like Free Jumping, whilst others are enjoying equally exciting workshops onsite delivered by external experts. What a great way to start the weekend! 🌟 https://t.co/hTfJbRmwf4

03/12/21

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

One of our talented Year 6’s competed in the National Taekwondo Championships last week, she went home with a gold and silver medal 🥇🥈Amazing effort ! https://t.co/J09tGehb6x

02/12/21

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02/12/21

And the winner is... 🥁 Every year hosts 'The Long Notes Competition', where each competitor is asked to play the longest note they possibly can. Lots of students entered this year, but Isla came out on top with an astounding note length of 42 seconds! 👏 https://t.co/GyzmIWQNNr

01/12/21

Episode 8 of 's podcast is now live! This week, neuroscientist Dr Cathy Rogers is talking creativity and the curriculum: how we can help to nurture creativity and why this is important. Listen here: https://t.co/bHRsFXvfJw https://t.co/12l3w5JKFR

01/12/21

"We were able to see the words we’ve been analysing in our English lessons come to life..." 🎭 Year 11 recently visited the Globe to watch Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night'. Read Year 11 student Lucy's recount of the day here > https://t.co/EA3QTzEG7j https://t.co/l7x1wjBcAM

29/11/21

Happy Hanukkah to everyone celebrating this week, and thank you to Freya for leading assembly this morning 🕎 https://t.co/VUGYDEnLpv

29/11/21

Over half term, students were given Science projects to deepen their understanding of the topics discussed in lessons. The girls were very creative with their ideas and materials, resulting in some very accurate (and tasty 😋) looking models. https://t.co/0w38Bs9I5g

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+

Junior School 7+

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. 

View our 'Important dates for 7+ Admissions' 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.

General applications and Scholarship applications for Year 7 entry to September 2022 have now closed. Please see below for reference only.

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.

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 Arsenie on 02085578409.

 

Occasional Vacancies

Occasional vacancies sometimes arise as a result of families relocating. If you are interested in your daughter joining into a year group not listed above, do contact our Admissions Team. 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.

Applications and Scholarships for Year 7 entry to September 2022 have now closed. Please see below for reference only.

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