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17/11/18

Retweeted From hanna

feminist activists gearing up to talk to about inclusive for all conference with 👑👑👑 https://t.co/4fuYWeNUJ4

16/11/18

Retweeted From Laura Fowler

So much creativity on show https://t.co/72LpyO5lDO

16/11/18

Retweeted From Laura Fowler

What a beautiful fusion of historic and modern architecture ❤️’d visiting this School today. Thank you everyone who made us feel so welcome 😀 https://t.co/9B3CnGpXlQ

16/11/18

Retweeted From Beacons Netball

What a great afternoon with on Wednesday! We visited to run a netball session with their senior school netballers and just had so much fun! I’m looking forward to seeing some of the girls again on Sunday for our friendly fixtures! 🙌 https://t.co/Vrnyz65ftS

16/11/18

Retweeted From Steven Henderson

Wonderful Poetry by Heart competition final this morning . Congratulations to Hannah & Arwen for prize winning performances. https://t.co/WEgqu2M5qo

15/11/18

Retweeted From Laura Fowler

I ❤️ the rainbow 🌈 roof it reminds me of a similar one https://t.co/4J5QkjH73S

15/11/18

Thank you - we completely agree 😊 https://t.co/Uzlxt9xVyY

14/11/18

As part of the most recent mufti day and cake sale, our girls raised £270.32 for Moving Mountains (), an education charity, providing schooling costs for children in the developing world, including Nepal. Well done girls! https://t.co/bWFiyfJ8vi

13/11/18

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

A competitive afternoon of hockey against other schools. Thank you for hosting. Well done for coming 3rd 🎉 https://t.co/kZnFCHYP9T

13/11/18

Retweeted From BHS Sixth Form

Greena and Tambar from PWC visited us today, to deliver an engaging session on employability skills. Thank you! 👌😊 https://t.co/QKBuNh7ESY

12/11/18

Our lectures are designed to inspire and motivate our girls to pursue their ambitions - and Wizdom Layne certainly delivered today! From identifying opportunities to facing our fears, we're feeling ready to

12/11/18

Retweeted From M-C Bonnar

All set for Day 2018! https://t.co/sqF64KTM7T

12/11/18

At school we stand united against bullying and always Thanks for sharing this wonderful photo as we launch https://t.co/DHw3ipYLk1

10/11/18

Did you know our school fields were ploughed to create allotments during WW1? Read more about our school's wartime history and our installation here https://t.co/pCsL8BzVh1

09/11/18

Feeling proud of our art installation of acrylic poppies commemorating the centenary of the end of WW1. Our girls and Artist in Residence transformed our wellbeing terrace into a field of poppies, inspired by the John McCrae poem ‘In Flanders Fields’. https://t.co/DWRacB4XsA

08/11/18

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This. https://t.co/jyCTHmy1RH

08/11/18

Retweeted From St Olave’s Year 5

A group of Year 5 children completed maths challenges with the support of Year 10 at this morning. Many thanks for an enjoyable morning full of mathematical challenges the children can share with their friends back at school! https://t.co/7Eypney5pP

08/11/18

Glad to hear it, it was a pleasure hosting them! https://t.co/jQopm49Hxt

08/11/18

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

A fantastic team performance from the U12s today at the GDST rally. Action shots to follow, eta back to school 5.30pm https://t.co/ek8VM9RRoT

08/11/18

Retweeted From GirlsDaySchoolTrust

Visit us at the Independent Schools Show this weekend & find out what makes a GDST school so special! More info: https://t.co/9WWAbgcBYq https://t.co/0AV7IrZbSf

08/11/18

It's trips day at Blackheath High School! Year 10 are sharing their mathematic expertise with Year 5 students from Juniors, , , Brindishe (Lee, Manor and Green), and our Year 7. Lots of fun with activities including code-breaking and zoo planning. https://t.co/pmKOqz521R

08/11/18

What a creative and thoughtful display at the Junior school. https://t.co/PtyTn5toNo

07/11/18

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Year 10 Arthy experiencing welding for the first time. Smash those stereotypes! https://t.co/Uo9gSNbpzv

04/11/18

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

fabulous parents, fabulous girls 👏👏 https://t.co/n9uRuXETbJ

02/11/18

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Poppy production line team. Voila! https://t.co/FF3XL83aVO

02/11/18

Retweeted From GRΔCΣ

So humbled & incredibly of the amazing & our lovely, happy daughter in this picture 😘🙏🏻😘 who continues to grow, thrive, shine & soar above the clouds & so much more! 🌟✨🌟 https://t.co/GfB6gEE7ds

01/11/18

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

so proud to be part of this day https://t.co/8M4IObqbXP

01/11/18

Wonderful to see the achievements of Blackheath High School Alumna celebrated in the National Portrait Gallery's 'Black is the New Black' exhibit. The stunning portraits can be viewed until 27 January - don't miss it! https://t.co/ollrTLVKuJ

01/11/18

Retweeted From School Guide

has a School in Action Open Morning (Junior and Senior) on Wednesday 7th November, 9am-11am. Tour the school during a normal working day, look in on lessons, and get a glimpse of the excellent teaching on offer at BHS. Click for info > https://t.co/4TRvz1bbKs https://t.co/8Lp5zqjOBs

01/11/18

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Poppies for our remembrance display are taking shape nicely https://t.co/1E3yvhDj2C

31/10/18

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Another great afternoon of sport for the girls. U13 hockey v LPSG Pom Rebecca, a good turn out for Netball Academy and a fun Trampolining club! 👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/f4Ce1TjtPs

31/10/18

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Mighty Girls club learning about Edith Cavell - old girl - ahead of day. Our discussions are better than our selfies! https://t.co/cJQ6kH9rz6

31/10/18

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Year 3 games at the field this morning! Loving netball and all hoping this sunshine stays ☀️ a great way to start the day! https://t.co/NTkySXJ80x

31/10/18

Retweeted From BHS Geography

With an ancient woodland on our doorstep, it makes sense to use it as our outdoor classroom today! Food webs, woodland structure, disturbances ✅ https://t.co/TEj9slykUZ

30/10/18

Last night students and their families enjoyed 's guest lecture on how public perception of the Great War has fluctuated over the past 100 years. Thank you for the thought-provoking discussion Dr Madigan https://t.co/a5OwKquHOK

29/10/18

We are looking forward to welcoming guests to school this evening to hear discuss British understandings of WW1. There are a few tickets still available at: https://t.co/RW3sT4UMW8

29/10/18

Retweeted From Elevate

This week we're back at and talking the best foods for exam period with the 6th form, why not to trust influencers for your nutrition advice, and how to include mindfulness in your daily routine.

27/10/18

As part of our celebrations for the Centenary of the end of WW1, the sedum roof on Mycenae Terrace at the Senior School will be transformed into an art installation of acrylic poppies. For more information and to sponsor a poppy, click here: https://t.co/ew2YfbBLe0 https://t.co/PmjZkIoiMK

26/10/18

On 2 November 2018, come to the Blackheath Junior School Gym and learn about the story of Diwali. https://t.co/CU7VOrCpQe https://t.co/BZ3QO7NHUH

25/10/18

From volunteering in Kenya to supporting bank traders, Miss Dickinson (Head of Computer Science) tells us all about herself. https://t.co/NuuFHqyuA4 https://t.co/7Y7WJ0veDk

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