for a place
Blackheath High welcomes many international students, usually as a result of their parents’ job relocation to London, either on a parent’s visa or as a British passport holder.
In addition, we are registered as a Tier 4 Child Sponsor with the UK Border Agency. This means that we can accept a small number of bright, unaccompanied, girls from overseas schools in our Sixth Form. As a day school, our overseas agency arranges for these girls to live locally with vetted host families.
You may apply at any time of the year, but to avoid disappointment, an early application is recommended. Please complete our online application form. We will contact her current school for a reference and of details her predicted examination grades (where applicable, for example, GCSEs).
If your daughter’s native language is not English, she needs to be fluent in written and spoken English at a level appropriate for her intended age group. All of our applicants need to pass our entrance examinations in English and Mathematics. We can arrange for your daughter to sit these exams here at Blackheath High if she is visiting the UK or alternatively we are happy to liaise with her school about them administering the tests on our behalf.
Once your daughter has passed our entrance tests, our Headteacher would like to meet her for an interview. This can be in person or via Skype. If our Head feels that your daughter has good academic potential and is well motivated, a formal offer of a place will be issued.
If your daughter requires a visa, a Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies will be raised once we have received your deposit and completed acceptance paperwork.