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23/06/22

The 2022 Art Exhibition is tonight! Featuring work from GCSE Art and A-level Art + Textiles students, this event is a must-see. 6-8.30pm in the Wollstonecraft room, refreshments provided. See you there! https://t.co/TaXC9TLkrW https://t.co/Lo0D9eF7lT

17/06/22

As another busy week comes to a close, let's all pause for a minute and take a leaf out of our Nursery girls' book, as they try out a yoga and mindfulness workshop: https://t.co/p0aLonelRg https://t.co/IVfAuL4lLf

17/06/22

We warmly invite you to the annual Art Exhibition on Thursday 23 June, 6-8.30pm. For the first time in 3 years all of the GCSE Art and A-level Art + Textiles work will be displayed in the Wollstonecraft Room. Refreshments will be provided 🥂 See you there! https://t.co/nM1iXYP4hw https://t.co/gQs6P2d1F9

16/06/22

It's not every day you get a shoutout from a celebrity! In Tinie Tempah's recent article on South East London, he describes growing up around Blackheath and gives BHS the nod as an independent secondary school of note. We're blushing! Read the article: https://t.co/KW97qtbQsv

15/06/22

There's still time left to apply for our Senior Marketing Officer role! This is an exciting opportunity for a creative marketing professional to hone their skills & play a key role in the marketing, events & alumnae strategy of Blackheath High. Apply now: https://t.co/dUCsbJuKTP https://t.co/5gS8IeJZ8y

13/06/22

There are still a few places left on our Year 5 Taster Mornings, Wednesday 22nd or Saturday 25th June. Don't miss out on this fab opportunity to experience real life at Blackheath High! Book now: https://t.co/x9WuBDGwLc https://t.co/8k2dKasR0S

10/06/22

Our Senior School students will be rowing all day for today's Rowathon to fundraise for , an award-winning LGBTQ mental health and wellbeing charity. We kicked off our Rowathon at 8am today. Mrs Bijnens and Miss Smith are on-hand to keep students motivated! https://t.co/6kLWdv4ftT

09/06/22

There is still time to get tickets for the 2022 BHSA Summer Party! Join us on Saturday 2 July as we set sail along the Thames from Tower Bridge to Greenwich. All BHS parents and staff welcome! Don't delay, ticket sales close TODAY: https://t.co/E1lB9Z8yby https://t.co/xha2Cfr16y

09/06/22

We are still accepting applications to our state-of-the-art Sixth Form for September 2022, including 100% bursaries places for academically gifted girls. Find out more and apply now: https://t.co/p1AIYMnKd3 https://t.co/7DGhRRsQSV

08/06/22

Read School House's coverage of our recent ISI inspection, where Blackheath High School was rated "excellent in all areas": https://t.co/ozL1WfaV9Y https://t.co/ckvCJN2f1J

08/06/22

On 22nd June we are welcoming Year 5 girls to take part in a Young Entrepreneurs Taster Morning. A taster in more ways than one as the girls design and create their own smoothies! Don't miss this chance to experience life at Blackheath High - sign up now: https://t.co/Xu23WpcsKY https://t.co/nCdCMkMheF

07/06/22

The 2022 Summer Party for parents & staff is set to be extra special. Join us on Saturday 2 July and board London’s largest luxury boat, which will sail along the Thames from Tower Bridge to Greenwich. Learn more & secure your tickets here: https://t.co/D7v7he5zFs https://t.co/CUOBZUaJYP

07/06/22

The ISI recently rated Blackheath High School "excellent in all areas", including that our pupils are highly articulate, and effective listeners and communicators. Read our highlights report here: https://t.co/rQa7cR3wWp https://t.co/xJVHM21fQX

06/06/22

Before half term we bid a fond farewell to our Year 13s, as they left for study leave. Good luck to you all, wishing you all the best and remember to stay in touch! https://t.co/t4Wf056KCs

06/06/22

This summer, we are giving Year 5 girls the opportunity to experience what life is like at Blackheath High School. The Midsummer Shakespeare Festival will help your daughter discover her inner performer! Secure your place now: https://t.co/gXNsUocquF https://t.co/AqUaY2nFbL

01/06/22

Recently, our girls entered the Young Translators Prize, a competition inspired by the great translator Anthea Bell. There were 3 winners in Greater London… Charlotte P, Enid O and Katherine B, all in Year 8 at Blackheath High! Huge congratulations girls! https://t.co/kgSkCcpvS1 https://t.co/qfRINgyvZK

31/05/22

Our Year 7s recently had a unique and exciting opportunity - they formed a focus group for a new interactive gallery at London's Science Museum. The gallery opens in November, and we can't wait to see if any of our girls' ideas have been put into action! https://t.co/gQfgb1jH97

30/05/22

Last Trips Day, Year 9 went to Whitstable to get their first taste of Geography field work. Read Amelie Hutton, Year 9's review of the fun-but-windy day: https://t.co/TU9J9VrQcS https://t.co/9nyVzRtmxi

27/05/22

On Trips Day, Year 10 spent the day exploring the world of Astronomy. From the Royal Observatory to the National Maritime Museum, they went on a fascinating journey through the stars before building star scopes of their own ✨ https://t.co/GzqAJv2hYb https://t.co/aY16ruV3SU

27/05/22

Spaces are available in our Sixth Form for September 2022, including bursary places. Find out more and apply now: https://t.co/WYMnFkv3yc https://t.co/gxCPvQvd9X

26/05/22

On 9 May, our music students performed in the annual Pop Fest concert, held at Up The Creek comedy club. It was a fantastic night of exceptional musical talent, with group and solo performances from students in all years. Huge well done everyone involved! https://t.co/1E8D84r9QE https://t.co/NaYTfgvp1B

26/05/22

Not only do our girls succeed academically - they also complete a myriad of other achievements that make each one shine. ISI rated the quality our pupils' achievements as "excellent" 🌟 Read the report here: https://t.co/R9DXcqshGp https://t.co/PwPaD18Uab

25/05/22

We are recruiting for a Senior Alumnae, Development & Marketing Events Manager. This is a great opportunity for a creative marketing professional to use their skills to play a key role in the delivery of our alumnae relations strategy. Apply here by 8 June https://t.co/MUfG9gFztn https://t.co/ls8vun1lOh

25/05/22

On the last day of the Spring Term, the much-loved House Debate made a long-awaited return! All of our teacher-student teams made some exceptional arguments, but the Paragon team of Mr Sodhi and Jess McLaughlin came out victorious 🏆 https://t.co/KcLXIDV82E https://t.co/wvHgefT4La

24/05/22

We are delighted to invite all alumnae to a Summer Garden Party this Thursday, 26th May. Join us for cocktails, street food and to share memories with your old school friends and teachers. We look forward to welcoming you back to school! RSVP here: https://t.co/ixaFeWCJqy https://t.co/aBrHTM8O9x

24/05/22

On 11th May, our new Head Student Team attended the TSB 'Women of the Future' event, where they heard from an impressive range of female role models. Thanks to CBE DL, Founder and Chair of the Women of the Future Programme! https://t.co/2z1U9SguKh

23/05/22

Here at Blackheath High, our girls and their personal development are very important to us. We're so pleased that our recent ISI report rated us "excellent" on this category - it means we are succeeding in our mission! Read our report highlights here: https://t.co/A2LDfuvPI3 https://t.co/E7K4gwxu6z

23/05/22

A rare opportunity at Blackheath High Junior School in September 2022 - recently rated ‘excellent in all areas’ by the ISI, this is an exciting time to join our exceptional Junior School. We’re currently accepting applications for Years 3 & 4 - apply today https://t.co/tnuZU5PbIN https://t.co/s85EqGYasE

20/05/22

After the lovely weather this week, we couldn't end it in any other way… an Eco Club update! Mrs Bijnen's stick insects have grown even bigger, and the caterpillars are all in their own chrysalis, soon to emerge as beautiful butterflies. We can't wait! https://t.co/6K8aRebkan

20/05/22

Huge congratulations to the Junior School Art department for the spectacular art show last week! The theme was Celebration, and a celebration indeed it was, showcasing our girls' incredible talent and creativity. https://t.co/4ZlvY97J4e https://t.co/gPHvtYTssa

19/05/22

We are delighted to announce that Blackheath High School GDST has been recognised as "excellent in all areas" by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) after their recent inspection in 2022, the highest rating obtainable. Read our report highlights: https://t.co/8nX7NR1zk9 https://t.co/evVI3oeDwZ

19/05/22

On the 26th April, Years 3-7 took part in our Mini Marathon on the beautiful Heath. Thank you to everyone who came to cheer us on, and well done to all the girls who took part! Find out who won each race here: https://t.co/4kF5awZAZl https://t.co/71Xpb1KjnJ

18/05/22

Sixth Form bursary places available for September 2022. Find out more and apply now: https://t.co/D9PKjdySoU https://t.co/rP1jSU0IEj

18/05/22

Blackheath High School students are currently preparing for their end of year exams, and have never been revising harder thanks to online tool Seneca Learning! Our girls are the current leaders in Greenwich - you're going to ace those exams, girls! https://t.co/vMY7Wj0HDQ

16/05/22

Our lovely Year 11 girls have been making 'Cards for kindness' - sending positive messages and postcards to residents of local care homes. What a beautiful way to lift someone's spirits! https://t.co/cG9Z70Vd8c

12/05/22

Fully funded Sixth Form bursary places are available for gifted girls. Apply now for September 2022: https://t.co/F5YnDE3aeY https://t.co/ZkSH5DFmgz

11/05/22

Year 11 have been making 'Little Dresses for Africa' - pillowcase dresses that will be sent to orphanages across the continent. We're sure they will be sew happy with their new dresses! 🧵🪡 https://t.co/iTh6zCLzxn

09/05/22

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Junior Art Exhibition with special opening performances by Chamber Choir, Tuesday 10th May from 3pm. https://t.co/FZCzVgYiy0

09/05/22

What are biotic and abiotic factors? We may be scratching our heads, but our Year 11 Triple Science class certainly aren't after their Field Studies trip to Greenwich Park: https://t.co/0ht7Jxpk9O https://t.co/1PqLuR3aWB

06/05/22

We're looking for a Marketing, Events & Communications Officer to join our Marketing and Admissions Team. If you're looking to expand your content creation, campaign management, and event management expertise, visit 👉 https://t.co/MUNNCWrLbn Closing date: 12 May at 12 noon https://t.co/XEd0VZ5juI

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+

Senior School 13+

Sixth Form 16+

A rare opportunity at Blackheath High Junior School: we are currently accepting applications for Years 3 and 4 for September 2022. Recently rated 'excellent in all areas' by the ISI, this is an exciting time to join our exceptional Junior School in the heart of London's Blackheath.

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 11+ Admissions' document

View our 'Important dates for 13+ Admissions' document

View our 'Important dates for 16+ Admissions' document

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

13+ applications have now closed. Please see below for reference only.

There are often 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 Miss Beahan 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