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08/04/21

Today we look back to the 26 March where the Year 2 girls really enjoyed learning all about the adventures of Paddington Bear. They wrote diary entries and used paint and oil pastels to create our own Paddington pictures. Great job girls! 👏 https://t.co/LzO4tebLna

06/04/21

Even throughout the holidays, we are still getting some great submissions through for the showstopper challenge in . Well done Issy for this impressive looking carrot patch cake. For details on the showstopper challenge, please visit the Firefly page. https://t.co/HtIrFON3Pv

04/04/21

Here at Blackheath High, we are wishing you all a happy, peaceful, and fun Easter. Don't forget the chocolate! 🎉 https://t.co/sPvdv9aYO0

02/04/21

As part of shared project within the GDST before the holidays, Year 3 learnt French vocabulary related to colours, 2D shapes and body parts to write a description of a monster. They also illustrated their writing with a fun portrait. Great job girls! https://t.co/4Eo4uhSYir https://t.co/l8MONyz3wd

31/03/21

As part of a Biology practical before the Easter Holidays, Year 13 immobilised enzymes in alginate beads to study the difference in activity between free and immobilised enzyme activity at 40°C and 80°C. Find out more here: https://t.co/afJmrjbAOq https://t.co/PQ4znKyZMy

29/03/21

In Mandarin, Year 10 completed a project about Chinese Bubble Tea, a popular drink in Asia. Students also had a chance to be creative and designed their perfect Bubble Tea to suit their taste with a brand name in Chinese. Amazing! 👏 https://t.co/327X2cPRLr https://t.co/GS410ReSwK

27/03/21

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Jumping into the holidays.... https://t.co/KXk5XSpkad

26/03/21

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Could the U16 netball team be any more committed?! https://t.co/Gps62JTr5v

26/03/21

Yesterday, GDST CEO closed our Women in Leadership event, telling our girls, “Your generation is the one that is going to change the world. You are the future leaders”. We couldn’t agree more & can’t wait to see you step out into the world on the path of your choice. https://t.co/yLvNnQoTHF

26/03/21

It was tough but we have chosen our winner of the cake challenge in the competition... Our winner is Issy for her incredible Choco-nilla macaron cake. Well done! 😍👏🍰 https://t.co/Tl8xm1sNAZ

26/03/21

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Year 6 enjoying their hockey 🏑 interhouse competition yesterday during games. 🏆Well done team Morden who won all their games! https://t.co/LprhNAaLqk

25/03/21

Thank you so much again for sharing so many inspiring insights, and all credit to Mabel for such a fantastic interview 💙 https://t.co/8VnQvFVDWe

25/03/21

Thank you so much for being part of our event - it was amazing to hear all about your career journey 💙 https://t.co/HYgs2kzRaj

25/03/21

Retweeted From M-C Bonnar

Year 2 have been busy this week! Have a look at their tie dye t-shirts! https://t.co/XocACWtwTH

25/03/21

Incredibly grateful to our Women in Leadership panellists, who shared insights on their career journeys - from acting, to journalism, running your own business and leading a school. Thank you so much, Emily Watson, 🙏 https://t.co/Nc0AiWyk1Y

25/03/21

Thank you so much, Geraldine for your support. Amazing to have our Blackheath High alumnae supporting our Women in Leadership event... thank you 🙏 https://t.co/95AXCQdJWU

25/03/21

Very grateful to Blackheath High alumnae Ruth and Lucy from for leading an interactive workshop, "finding your values" as part of our Women in Leadership: the Entrepreneurial Edit https://t.co/8uWhV1eZul

25/03/21

Incredibly proud of Mabel, Year 12, who delivered a powerful interview with on how we can learn from "failure" and how growth comes out of our comfort zone. Thank you for sharing such inspiring insights 💫 https://t.co/Lh8ZOM3v28

25/03/21

Hi - we're so sorry you didn't hear back. We're so lucky to have so many wonderful speakers talk to girls. We'll DM you.

25/03/21

"It is the most amazing time to be a young woman". We couldn't agree more. Thank you so much for such an inspiring and uplifting talk https://t.co/pnNFNKeRHA

25/03/21

Thrilled to be listening to such an inspiring talk from our Keynote Speaker, "Dream the biggest dreams possible and be your own advocate. If there's somebody that lights-up your spirit, listen to them" 💫 https://t.co/bWvZDNlD0g

25/03/21

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

This is going to be such a great event ! Ending term on a high! https://t.co/yEm7rbQAc5

25/03/21

We're so excited about today's Women in Leadership event. We're incredibly grateful to our amazing speakers, sharing insights on how to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and inspiring our students. https://t.co/UZpwsoz6Ps

24/03/21

Retweeted From Norwich High

This afternoon, Year 8 took part in the 'Design Thinking Challenge' made up of four, fast-paced tasks that girls completed in groups. It was a challenging and entertaining afternoon for the girls, working together with https://t.co/kB4wey23Mr

24/03/21

Retweeted From PortsmouthHighSchool

Y8 geographers collaborate with 3 other schools for a detective afternoon Maps, puzzles & an challenge https://t.co/ClBBtizOR1

24/03/21

Amazing 👏👏👏 https://t.co/xOwaNefaBL

24/03/21

As part of tomorrow's Women in Leadership event, Mabel, Yr 12 has turned the podcast tables and interviewed Their conversation includes inspiring insights on how 'failure' shapes us and how "there is no such thing as failure". We can't wait... https://t.co/jkPNg6s4yK

24/03/21

Retweeted From Mrs Richards MCCT 👩‍🔬

with their certificates for their fantastic work on Mars Rovers during GHL. I got one too because who doesn't want a certificate from NASA. https://t.co/BUanytIk9q

24/03/21

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Year 4 house fun at the field this morning! https://t.co/rjLAteHeQZ

24/03/21

Retweeted From M-C Bonnar

Year 5 are loving listening to Wildspark! Prue is such a great role model for girls. https://t.co/U3o37o9iGf

24/03/21

We're nearing the end of our competition, so let's end it in the best way possible, with the showstopper challenge! You can find inspiration and details on our FireFly page, good luck girls and get baking. 🍰👏🎉 https://t.co/BoHUFnGxIx

23/03/21

Retweeted From GirlsDaySchoolTrust

From Shakespeare's Globe to the Royal Institution, cross-Trust partnerships have continued to thrive during lockdown! And our schools remain to be places https://t.co/yCmh0zqDHN

23/03/21

We can’t wait 💫 https://t.co/zDxFmIeqZg

23/03/21

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

This echoes some of the sentiments so fluently expressed by two of our sixth form in assembly last week - https://t.co/3VKTHN1Ybm

23/03/21

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Yr 7 working on our interceptions today 🙌🏻 https://t.co/ZYUwR58sup

23/03/21

We’re so excited to host as our Keynote Speaker at our Women in Leadership event. This Thursday, our Sixth Form, Yr 10 & Yr 11 will take part in an afternoon of inspiration, exploration & live workshops, learning about entrepreneurial skills and mindset. https://t.co/cRFRMZ6ABT

23/03/21

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

The U12 netballers have been so committed to training. They’re really working on how dynamic they are and speedy ball handling skills sunshine helps too ☀️ https://t.co/tuhXuhNELS

23/03/21

As part of the cake challenge for our competition, Orla cooked up a delicious looking pineapple upside down cake. Well done Orla! 🍰😍😍 https://t.co/tSQVPvTXM4

22/03/21

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

The U13 hockey teams had such a great hockey training these students know how to work hard!!! The sunshine capped off a great afternoon of sport! https://t.co/3ruuVcvkal

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