Blackheath High School has announced an increased provision of bursary opportunities for young girls that demonstrate excellent academic potential to secure subsidised places at its prestigious sixth-form school.
Blackheath High School, an independent girls’ school based in Greenwich, offers the means-tested bursary for highly able and well-motivated prospective students who would otherwise be unable to attend the school.
The new bursaries are available for students beginning their studies in Year 12 in September 2022 or 2023 and are made possible by generous donations from members of the school community.
It is incredibly exciting to relaunch our bursary programme for the year ahead to welcome excellent young women who show real potential – Ms Carol Chandler-Thompson, head of Blackheath High School
Blackheath High School has already welcomed a slew of impressive students through its bursary scheme, including outgoing Head Girl Sharmalyne Joseph.
Sharmalyne has benefitted from the school’s academic reputation as well as its co-curricular program, which encourages students to explore their interests inside and outside the classroom.
It is through this curriculum that she discovered a love of computer science and ethical hacking while completing a computer science course.
As a result of the school’s support in this area, Sharmalyne has secured a place on the PwC degree apprenticeship at University of Leeds and University of Birmingham, which she will begin in September.
Blackheath High School is hoping her success story will encourage similarly passionate and gifted students to apply for the bursary scheme.
Celebratory 150th year
Blackheath High School is part of the GDST network which celebrates its 150th anniversary later in the year. Each year, the GDST supports around 1,000 pupils across the school network through bursaries, and future fundraising for this will be a key focus of the 150 year celebration.
Sharmalyne Joseph, head girl and bursary student said: “The bursary scheme at Blackheath High School has provided me with fantastic opportunities and has been essential in moulding my ambition to pursue computer science and become an ethical hacker.
“We are always encouraged to try new things and follow our passions, and I wouldn’t have been able to achieve my place on the PwC degree apprenticeship without the incredible support the school provided. I would encourage anyone looking for a new academic adventure to apply to this bursary scheme.”
Ms Carol Chandler-Thompson, head of Blackheath High School, said: “It is incredibly exciting to relaunch our bursary programme for the year ahead to welcome excellent young women who show real potential. Some of our most inspiring students joined the school through this scheme and we cannot wait to see who the next successful candidates will be.
“At Blackheath High School, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse environment for our students. These bursaries are vital in enabling more students from differing backgrounds to join our school community.”
More information on Blackheath High School’s bursaries can be found here. If anyone wishes to apply for an upcoming bursary opportunity in September 2022, please contact Blackheath High Admissions.
If you also wish to donate to the school’s Bursary Fund – to allow more students like Sharmalyne to flourish – donations are welcome here.