Our Junior School nurtures girls in their most formative years, introducing children to the world of learning. The foundations are laid for independent study, an understanding of the world of today and their role within it and the ability to problem solve. Our Junior School girls have enquiring minds and the motivation to succeed.
Our ethos encompasses so much more than academic excellence. We live in challenging times and we want to equip our girls with qualities to deal with life's inevitable downs as well as ups. We want independent and resilient learners, confident and secure enough to try and bounce back, if success is not immediate. Our teachers create a caring, supportive environment in which these qualities are fostered, within a curriculum which makes school an exciting place to be.
Clubs and societies flourish and staff involve pupils in supervised activities at lunchtime and after school. Pastoral care is given the highest priority and pupils are supported by staff in all aspects of life.
Continuity of education is pivotal to Blackheath High School with Junior School girls receiving a strong transition programme from Year 4. Girls transferring to the Senior School are not required to sit the 11+ entrance exam that external candidates do, however, most chose to sit the exam as they enjoy the challenge. Awards of bursaries and scholarships are based on the 11+ results.
"Pupils' achievement in their work and activities is excellent
throughout the school, and they are well educated, fully in line with the school's aim to promote academic excellence. At all stages, the pupils' personal development is excellent; their spiritual development is excellent, and this fully reflects the school's aim to develop the whole person by building self-esteem and confidence."
Independent Schools Inspectorate