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Blackheath High School GDST

27 Vanbrugh Park

T: +44 (0)20 8853 2929

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ISC ID: 14330


Mrs Natalie Argile (Head)

Girls - age range:

Day: 3 to 18


758 pupils

Blackheath High School GDST case studies (8)

Shine project: Serious Fun on Saturdays


  • Blackheath High School GDST
  • Brindishe Manor School, Lewisham, London
  • Brindishe Lee School, Lee Green, London
  • Brindishe Green School, London
  • Academic
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Senior citizens' party


  • Blackheath High School GDST
  • Senior citizens from the local community
  • Community Work Fundraising
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Year 4 Sports Partnership Festival


  • Blackheath High School GDST
  • James Wolfe Primary School and Centre for the Deaf, Greenwich, London
  • All Saints' Church of England Primary School, Blackheath, London
  • Invicta Primary School, London
  • Sport DofE Cadets
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Year 5/7 partnership morning


  • Blackheath High School GDST
  • Brindishe Lee School, Lee Green, London
  • Brindishe Green School, London
  • Brindishe Manor School, Lewisham, London
  • John Ball Primary School, Blackheath, London
  • St Olave's and St Saviour's Grammar School, Orpington
  • Academic
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Impact of partnership work done in 2023 (ISC annual Census 2024)

  • 7 state schools involved
  • 101-200 state school pupils involved
  • 100 staff hours given

Impact Statement

Our Director of Music and Year 10 students have provided percussion workshops to local state schools. This has been a benefit in a time where the provision of music on the curriculum has fallen.

We have funded the provision of GCSE Astronomy at the Royal Observatory for 32 students from 6 local state schools, thus providing a GCSE subject that does not exist on the school curriculum and enhancing attainment in GCSE sciences across the board.

We provide Saturday morning classes for 30 students from 3 state primary schools and the impact has been increased confidence and an improved ability to work with others.

1. Use of Classrooms: Students from local state schools benefit from the use of specialist classrooms - for example they use the design and technology room to make mirrors during Shine sessions.
2. Our Sports Facilities are shared with a local tennis club and with local state schools who come to a sports festival in the summer to participate in competitive sport with our own students. Students benefit from the specialist facilities.
3. Partnerships with local state schools: GCSE Astronomy is taught to students from 5 local state schools at the Greenwich Royal Observatory - entirely funded by Blackheath High School. The students benefit from specialist teaching and they benefit from gaining a GCSE that is not taught in their schools..
4. Students from local state schools have language taster days to appreciate the importance of learning a Modern European languages and they benefit from subject expertise in German - a language that is often not taught in state schools.
5. The Design and Technology Department offers subject specific training to teachers in local state schools. This training is provided free of charge 6. The Director of Music takes Year 10 students to provide percussion workshops - the children are enthused by the vibrant workshops and learn to apply Maths to music

There is bursary information on our website here.

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