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22/01/19

Thank you to our talented music scholars for the blissful Mindful Music concert! We were delighted to have so many people - of all ages - from the Blackheath Community join us to celebrate https://t.co/jFSrVLPsPe

22/01/19

Shake off those winter blues at our lunchtime Mindful Music concert TODAY at 1pm in All Saints Church, Blackheath. Admission is free, babies and toddlers welcome https://t.co/ysZtHI8Z5v

21/01/19

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Thoughtful wellbeing advice on diet, balance, exercise and screentime from , Ellie from and Mrs Beecham at tonight’s wellbeing symposium - thanks for all the great questions parents and thank you wonderful panellists ! https://t.co/QTDQZwvwL6

21/01/19

This lunchtime came to school on the and shone a light on the benefits of reading for enjoyment at the start of . Thank you for the inspiring talk and for being such fierce champions of women's fiction. https://t.co/KkA6PGoIfH

21/01/19

Did you see this brilliant article about 's pioneering book "Inferior" in Sunday's ? We can't wait to welcome her this February as a guest lecturer in our Wollstonecraft Speaker Series https://t.co/uNHdkwPIoc

21/01/19

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Great assembly to start week from - the Power of saying no and why we CAN’T have it all! https://t.co/e8aSdjYHoa

21/01/19

Our is off to a running, rowing and jumping start! https://t.co/adOnAtoYq7

18/01/19

Not long now until Blackheath High School's Mindful Music concert at All Saints Church in Blackheath. Join us there on Tuesday 22 Jan at 1pm. Babies and toddlers are most welcome! https://t.co/pJ4hnOXkvm

18/01/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Year 1 time for a quick disco.... https://t.co/zQBFJ4dewG

18/01/19

Very impressive! https://t.co/5UKk5ZTWHC

17/01/19

Next week is our annual Wellbeing Week! Highlights include an evening symposium for parents focusing on mental health and a Mindful Music concert for all in . Read more about our integrated approach to wellbeing here: https://t.co/RuUCmsvIlU

17/01/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

What a champ Jasmine, showing us all how it should be done! https://t.co/xZbDnD5fUG

16/01/19

Retweeted From Year 7 @ Blackheath

on our annual Welly Walk through historic Park https://t.co/yNjMUzn82H

15/01/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Great first hockey match of the term for the U12s against Colfes. POMs Valerie and Renee. Well done! So much progress being made the more they play 👏🏻 https://t.co/QE73aBF3uq

15/01/19

Congratulations to our brilliant violinist, Anna, on securing a place in the National Children’s Orchestra https://t.co/ySYX5k3HD9

14/01/19

We are starting the first full school week of 2019 by celebrating our 139th birthday. In assembly Mrs Chandler-Thompson observed our rebellious and pioneering roots, reminding the girls to “keep changing the world, one small rebellion at a time”. Oh, and there’s cake, too! https://t.co/WgE4CfbQGm

11/01/19

Retweeted From GirlsDaySchoolTrust

See what our schools and its girls have been doing to enter 2019 in style... https://t.co/L4bvVwOe0X https://t.co/PhkqcX4QSb

10/01/19

Retweeted From Blackheath High School Association

Only 9 tables left for the Quiz Night on Friday 1st Feb in junior school gym, so go to https://t.co/v1vgr90Niu & bag one now! Just £48 for a team of 8 (max), you can bring food for 7, quiz starts at 8. Bar will be selling beer, wine, prosecco & soft drinks 👍

10/01/19

Relax, unwind and take part in Blackheath High School's by joining us for our complimentary Mindful Music concert at All Saints Church, Blackheath on Tuesday 22 Jan at 1pm. Babies and toddlers are most welcome! https://t.co/QykWpIH6Ie

02/01/19

Our Head of Science talks to us about Chemistry and what the benefits of studying the subject are: https://t.co/CThJvq3tDg https://t.co/orfmzBG5S1

30/12/18

Our Deputy (Academic) Head Mr Henderson talks about endurance in education and setting your own pace: https://t.co/f9uUvZFNTC https://t.co/Y82INsJvMV

28/12/18

Earlier this month, Blackheath High School participated in the Global Hour of Code, which included fun and engaging activities like Minecraft, Star Wars and Wonder Woman. https://t.co/j3DeCAJkc0 https://t.co/bPyHB0cmMt

25/12/18

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! https://t.co/ye2MDYARyW

21/12/18

We're put together a collection of our best photographs from our Christmas Carol concert on 11 December 2018 https://t.co/3h7kwEjUFp https://t.co/1zFrkvD8vw

20/12/18

Retweeted From Christine Pheiffer

Looking forward to the New Year with & her work on Wollstonecraft https://t.co/jiCjjuCejE

19/12/18

Thank you all for an amazing term, and happy holidays! https://t.co/9pG1282OsG

19/12/18

Retweeted From M-C Bonnar

Merry Christmas from 🎄 https://t.co/25MIJJZynC

19/12/18

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Thank you for the lovely gifts, cards and kind words from our wonderful community. A very merry Christmas to you all. Woof woof! https://t.co/fPBwzyaWih

19/12/18

Santa Claus is coming to town at Blackheath High School! https://t.co/MmYX1gy7HA

19/12/18

Retweeted From Year 7 @ Blackheath

lead Christmas Carols in our gorgeous new reception https://t.co/hAtqIxkxRg

19/12/18

Retweeted From M-C Bonnar

Panto time https://t.co/RvDXS7e82Y

18/12/18

Retweeted From M-C Bonnar

Christmas lunch! 🎄 https://t.co/J6Ew6KepKW

18/12/18

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

We do love a even Flo 🎅🎄🐶 https://t.co/Spznc3acUU

17/12/18

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

A fun Christmassy morning of netball for our 6th form. An extra spring in their step after being inspired by 's success at ! https://t.co/a955COULUW

17/12/18

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Stunning performance of Sleeping Beauty from , great to see girls on stage too! 👏🏽 https://t.co/EfUQ8ohf7r

16/12/18

As we mark the 100th anniversary of the first time women voted in the UK, our Head teacher, Mrs Carol Chandler-Thompson, says we must encourage young women to become active participants in politics… read full article here Magazine https://t.co/keOY5k9shP

14/12/18

Good luck to all of our students performing in the production of Sleeping Beauty tomorrow!

13/12/18

"How did we do it? I'll tell you now, we didn't give up, we didn't know how". Everyone must read this incredible and empowering poem from one of our Year 3 pupils. https://t.co/3yCnJw94vO

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.

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

Senior School applications for Year 7 entry

This should be submitted by the end of November 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

11+ Admissions

Every 11+ applicant is invited to an individual interview in November or December prior to sitting our 11+ entrance exam. This is a friendly, informal session to help us to get to know your daughter better. We will also contact your daughter’s school for a reference to gain further background information about her progress and interests.

At the same time as the 11+ interview, our Head meets a small group of applicants’ parents to answer any queries that they may have about the school and its ethos.

In January, 11+ candidates then sit an hour long 11+ English and Mathematics examination. The English paper consists of a comprehension test and a piece of creative writing. Girls also sit a non-verbal reasoning paper which lasts approximately 50 minutes. A sample 11+ Mathematics Test and English Paper can be downloaded below: 

Download a sample 11+ Mathematics examination

Download a sample 11+ English examination

In February (shortly before the half term), we dispatch our offer letters each and parents have until the beginning of March to accept a place for their daughter in Year 7. For key dates relating to the 11+ admissions process, please download our 'Important Dates for 11+ Admissions' document below: 

View our 'Important Dates for 11+ Admissions' document

Prospective Pupils’ Afternoon

We appreciate what an important decision choosing your daughter’s future education is. We therefore invite all girls we offer places to, to visit us with their parents for an afternoon in February after the half term break. The girls have 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.

Our Head of Year 7 visits all our new girls in their primary school and reassures the girls about starting at Blackheath High and gains further insight into each girl’s learning style. 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 parents learn about school uniform requirements, 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, and these follow the same time-scale as the 11+ examinations.

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. We are also pleased to award four means-tested HSBC Scholarships which can be worth as much as a 100% of fees. These are awarded each year to girls joining us from the maintained sector and have been made possible thanks to the generous support of the HSBC Global Education Programme. All girls who have applied for a bursary will automatically be considered for an HSBC Scholarship and no separate application is needed.

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 English examination and nominate two further subjects to be assessed in that they wish to study at AS-Level.  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 Information Evening

In the autumn term, we hold an 'Into the Sixth Form' information evening which offers a further chance for prospective Sixth Form students to consider which subjects to study at AS-Level. We warmly welcome their parents to attend and discover the opportunities that we can offer their daughters here at Blackheath High School. For further information and to register your interest, please contact Ms Allen on 0208 557 8448 or a.allen@bla.gdst.net.

 

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. 

In order to be awarded such a bursary, your daughter needs to be one of best performing candidates in our January 11+ entrance examinations. She also needs to have impressed us with her potential at interview.

Scholarship Admissions

We also offer a range of Art, Music and Sport scholarships to gifted girls which should be applied for by the end of November.  Girls will be short-listed for assessment in January once we have assessed that they are academically able enough to thrive at Blackheath High.

Girls who perform outstandingly well in our 11+ entrance examinations will be invited to attend an additional scholarship interview with our Head.  Academic scholarships and bursaries will then be awarded, based upon each girl’s potential.

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries