Blackheath High School GDST

The dynamic in a girls-only setting is different: there is strong evidence that girls are more likely to boldly take intellectual risks, adopt leadership roles, and be less inclined to conform to stereotypes.

Research demonstrates that GDST girls leave school prepared to face the future, with the confidence to make choices and overcome barriers in a world that is far from equal. Here, every subject is a girls’ subject.

Beyond academic excellence, our vibrant co-curricular programme offers opportunities for everyone, from charity fundraising and devising sustainability projects, to participating in the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme and supporting the local community. Students can take part in LAMDA classes, create and perform in concerts, fashion shows and drama productions, take part in clubs from debating to politics, sports to sushi making.

We offer a hugely varied, vibrant sports programme, designed to foster a lifelong love of sport and to nurture both physical and mental health. As well as timetabled Sports lessons, competitive fixtures and specialist coaches give students access to elite sports opportunities.

Student wellbeing underpins all that we do at Blackheath High School. Staff know students as individuals; girls form strong, supportive friendships; trust is the backbone of our school. Our dedicated pastoral team is well placed to deal with any issues that may arise, supported by our School Nurse and a full-time Counsellor.

We have two school sites, a Junior and Senior school, Both located just five miles from Canary Wharf and eight miles from central London, benefiting from all that our capital city has to offer while enjoying the village atmosphere and extensive heathland of Blackheath itself. We are adjacent to Greenwich Royal Park, 13 acres of open space with extraordinary views across the River Thames to St Paul’s. The Park is home to the Royal Observatory and the Greenwich Maritime Royal Heritage Site.

Essentials

  • Head Natalie Argile
  • Natalie Argile
  • Age range 3 - 18
  • Day / Boarding Day
  • Religious affiliation None
  • Exams
  • 14+ GCSE
  • 16+ A Level, Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • Other exams We offer a wide spectrum of exams at GCSE and A-level, with a unique GCSE offering in Astronomy at the Royal Observatory Greenwich
  • Fees (per term) September 2023 - July 2024
  • Prep/Junior School
    • Nursery: £4,181 per term
    • Junior School: £5,371 per term
  • Senior School
    • £6,579 per term
  • Sixth Form
    • £6,579 per term
  • Find out more about fees >
  • Exams
    • Exams
    • 14+ GCSE
    • 16+ A Level, Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
    • Other exams We offer a wide spectrum of exams at GCSE and A-level, with a unique GCSE offering in Astronomy at the Royal Observatory Greenwich
  • Fees (per term)
    • Fees (per term) September 2023 - July 2024
    • Prep/Junior School
      • Nursery: £4,181 per term
      • Junior School: £5,371 per term
    • Senior School
      • £6,579 per term
    • Sixth Form
      • £6,579 per term
    • Find out more about fees >

Bursaries & Scholarships

Girl emPowered is Blackheath High School’s prestigious scholarship programme, designed to stretch and challenge students with exceptional talent. Successful scholars will be welcomed into a bespoke programme designed to mentor, guide, enrich and empower, by providing them with the knowledge and resources to achieve their goals and dreams.

We offer Academic, Art, Drama, Music and Sport scholarships at our 11+ entry point in Year 7, with additional opportunities to join the prestigious programme at Year 12. The programme is open to both new joiners, and those who are moving up from lower in the school.

Sixth Form scholarships are open both to new joiners, and to those moving up from the Senior School. Along with the Girl emPowered Scholarship Programme – which at 16+ has additional places available for Academic, Art, Drama, and Music Scholars – there are a range of smaller and honorary academic prizes available for exceptional potential in the Sixth Form. These prizes are very prestigious, and looked upon favourably by universities. Sixth Form students may hold multiple scholarships and prizes, as long as they only hold one Subject-Specific Scholarship and the total discount does not exceed 50% of the published fees.

Bursaries
We offer a number of bursaries to girls entering Year 7, Year 9 or Year 12. These are both means-tested and dependent on the applicant’s academic potential, and are extremely competitive. The value of the bursary is dependent upon the income and financial resources of the applicant’s family, but can represent as much as full fees. A partial bursary may be granted to a girl who has won a subject scholarship, with the combined value never exceeding the full fees. Eligibility for bursaries is re-assessed each academic year to take into consideration changes in financial circumstances.

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Scholarships & Bursaries offered
  • Academic scholarships
  • Art scholarships
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Drama scholarships
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils
  • Music scholarships
  • Sibling discounts
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • Sport scholarships

Film

GDST Spotlight – Isobel
GDST Spotlight – Sharmalyne

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