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14/06/19

Calling all alumnae! Don't forget to sign up for an evening of cocktails, street food and shared memories with your school friends and former teachers at our Summer Garden Party. Add your name to the guest list here: https://t.co/n26ZtvwuHE https://t.co/uQX0l9NreZ

14/06/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Fab parents, fab events - what a great community https://t.co/TVh5wjU9Wm

13/06/19

Retweeted From Will Wareing

GDST girls experience the Bernoulli principle in action at the Techathon at Brunel University https://t.co/Fklg17mJFl

13/06/19

Retweeted From M-C Bonnar

⁩ pupils enjoying the GDST Techathon ⁦⁩ ⁦https://t.co/pIUyZX2Aem

13/06/19

Blackheath High Open Studios: Don't miss our annual Art Exhibition on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 June. The exhibition includes drawing, painting, sculpture, printing and mixed-media work from Senior School art, textiles and DTstudents. https://t.co/9sTHPFOJfE https://t.co/CBBmwnYtX4

13/06/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

for Yr3s? Yes please sir!! they’re loving it! https://t.co/VZh1qnUUsZ

13/06/19

Retweeted From Year 7 @ Blackheath

Over the river today to visit 5 schools, love the DLR! Lovely to revisit (congratulations to former alumna Ellen Beer for becoming Deputy Head) and My first time to and https://t.co/VRrEetzIGr

12/06/19

Retweeted From Blackheath

Treetop studies completed ✅. Lunch ✅ ready for the afternoon 😃 https://t.co/DHkfQxFQPh

12/06/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

lots more parents in for lunch. Bon appétit! https://t.co/Pdq8wauNRO

12/06/19

Sunshine and the exhibit! What more could you ask for. https://t.co/FGmSrZGYt4

11/06/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

lovely to welcome more parents in for lunch today. https://t.co/nV2hXBon2j

11/06/19

Retweeted From Blackheath

Ready for our first activity https://t.co/NZ9a0C3Bs3

11/06/19

Retweeted From Year 7 @ Blackheath

Despite the rain yesterday warm welcomes and wonderful new students https://t.co/8mv0ZtUSG7

10/06/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Year 5 not deterred by the rain. Enjoy Liddington ! https://t.co/s6PhjrcCaq

10/06/19

🙋‍♀️ https://t.co/jdbiwxVRm0

08/06/19

As part of the STEM/STEAM club's activities, the students made honeycomb and were asked to observe the chemical reactions taking place during each stage: https://t.co/amsQX51dFW https://t.co/5IY1NlAVrL

07/06/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Started Mighty Girls Club with a about girls’ perfection /bravery and one of my was ahead of me! Got the book at home and brought it in. https://t.co/9td1EffYby

07/06/19

Let your daughter experience life at Blackheath High School at our Enterprise and Innovation themed Taster Morning on Wednesday 19 June. Sign your Year 5 daughter up here: https://t.co/AKFzU4mgFV https://t.co/ulgsHMfRLL

06/06/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Don’t get in the way of a girl (mum or daughter) Highly competitive mums’ race at KS1 and Yr3 sports afternoon ! 👏👏 https://t.co/kJBDg2dfJg

06/06/19

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Sunshine, fun and very happy girls at KS1 sports day today.. sports prefects are wonderful role models https://t.co/wYWNKlqKBH

06/06/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Massive thanks to our amazing year 5 sports helpers for all their hard work this morning! 🙌 https://t.co/1CCl2ClFy1

06/06/19

Love this impressive and creative independent writing from Year 1! https://t.co/G0KZx4EzXF

05/06/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

when a Yr 1 girl decides Florence needs a new collar and lead 🐶🐶 https://t.co/FNfAMFJ1Nv

05/06/19

Our Year 7s had a brilliant day out learning about natural habitats at a mobile zoo. They even had a chance to meet a variety of animals up close! https://t.co/ZiCJp4ITAo

05/06/19

Today is and our Eco Club is particularly pleased to announce a very content newt has taken up residence in the Senior School pond 😊 https://t.co/74QtnLrKe0

04/06/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

A fantastic afternoon for some cricket 🏏 https://t.co/VrsjrUuZsq

02/06/19

Our Head of Mandarin Mrs Chung tells us about her teaching career and how fulfilling it is when students speak to her in Chinese https://t.co/tJnPcI4a0m https://t.co/jLUWvvPF04

30/05/19

Retweeted From GirlsDaySchoolTrust

Always wonderful to see our names in lights. Well done Saffron Coomber - alumna - we hear is brilliant! 🎭👩‍🎤 https://t.co/SVJMKz1OXz

30/05/19

Deputy Head girl Olivia has given us some of her top tips and tricks for revision during this exam period: https://t.co/s4qkc7YiDp https://t.co/ZpjNJhAwaZ

28/05/19

Year 8 were given a design brief to design and manufacture an 80x80mm square panel using pewter and acrylic. Find out how they made these incredible panels here: https://t.co/4CCFG9Zlns https://t.co/FhA9IPTzs0

25/05/19

Congratulations to Blackheath alumna Saffron Coober for a dazzling performance in Emelia, a play about England’s 1st female published poet. Special thanks to our amazing dept. for an incredible evening with students & teachers https://t.co/KGJuVyQHCW

24/05/19

After the successful Grand Opening event, we talk to the Blackheath High School Executive Chef Marcin Siemek about his experience in catering with Accent Catering and how it benefits the school. https://t.co/tKaNLjihpK https://t.co/Lxk0azF7a5

24/05/19

Retweeted From M-C Bonnar

Year 5 are enjoying their Maui Thai session this afternoon! https://t.co/1xPN4uT3Ar

23/05/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Seniors won their friendly rounders fixture Vs Chis & Sid this afternoon. Beautiful weather and it’s fantastic that our seniors still want to play fixtures during the exam period! Shows that sport has so many ways of being good for you 🙌🏻👏🏻⚾️ https://t.co/xD9EwmRZMf

23/05/19

This week Sixth Form students will meet west end sensation and Blackheath High School alumna Saffron Coomber after watching her take centre-stage in . Don’t miss this visionary production running at the Vaudeville Theatre until 1 June https://t.co/kc3EwnspHk

22/05/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Great performances from our U13 A-D teams this afternoon against Chis and Sid and Kingsdale. Fantastic to see so many girls representing the school in both cricket and rounders. POM: Shelby, Tash, Katherine and Jasmine. https://t.co/xW5oTYwPjB

22/05/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Congratulations to our Y7 Netball Team! Winners of the Greenwich Schools Netball League 2018-2019 who didn’t concede any goals throughout the tournament! Well done to Martha for Player of the Tournament!! 🥇🏐 https://t.co/4JcTxGhNSK

22/05/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Our feminist focus Mighty Girls Club was somewhat derailed by Florence’s arrival https://t.co/qOGyjztHTt

22/05/19

Visiting the Royal Institute with 23 other GDST schools gave our Year 5 girls invaluable insight into how their love of science can lead them to becoming STEM pioneers themselves. Thank you to for organising. https://t.co/bDDy2AZKnd

22/05/19

Retweeted From Blackheath High School Association

Have you got your tickets for this fab event yet? Open to all parents, teachers and friends of , this promises to be a great way to round off the year. Don't miss out, go to https://t.co/v1vgr90Niu to nab your tickets now 🍾💃🥂🕺🎶🧀🎉🥳 https://t.co/jpTMHB6kOh

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

WELCOME Afternoon FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

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