Welcome to Blenheim High School
Blenheim High School is a co-educational academy in Surrey with state of the art facilities.
Blenheim’s ethos revolves around a growth mind-set where students are actively encouraged to develop the characteristics of wanting to improve, be open to new ideas, work hard and demonstrate resilience. These characteristics are crucial for many reasons, but not least because the new National Curriculum, new GCSE and new A level examinations are more challenging than ever. Growth mind-set also significantly informs the ten Blenheim behaviours which are equally accessible to all students irrespective of background, circumstance or ability. They are behaviours that will give Blenheim students the ‘edge’ when they move into the workplace or higher education.
Our curriculum is designed to ensure that students of all abilities realise their potential and achieve the best public examination outcomes possible. This is achieved through high levels of consistency in terms of teaching practices, the setting of homework and the challenge of regular assessments. Through these practices students clearly understand where they are in their learning and crucially what their ‘next steps’ are. ‘Next steps’ advice for each student coupled with adequate reflection time ensures smooth and sustained progress over time. Where students find topics difficult or have misunderstood, the school’s extended day provides support so students can ‘catch up’ quickly.
As we prepare our students to take up their place in society we actively encourage them to become independent learners. Part of this process has involved the integration of iPads across the curriculum so that every student either owns or has access to one. Technological evolution is insatiable and we believe this approach is key to ensuring that our students develop attributes that will allow them to adapt in a rapidly changing world. The iPad complements daily teaching and allows students to easily access a multitude of interactive and innovative resources.
Outside the curriculum we promote competition and co-operation through the House system as well as running a range of extra - curricular activities in the Arts, Sports, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and department based clubs. We set high standards in terms of uniform with several ‘non-negotiables’ and have strict expectations regarding behaviour both in and out of the classroom. Visitors often comment on the calm, purposeful atmosphere around the school.
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Selecting the right course of study is vital and our dedicated staff are here to offer support and guidance to help you make those choices. Along with your subject selection, all Blenheim Sixth Form students also complete the Blenheim Graduation Certificate – an opportunity to contribute to the wider life of the school and the local community. Whether it be by organising events for charity, assisting lower school students with their literacy, undertaking a work experience placement or participating in school productions and sports teams, we firmly believe that learning extends beyond the classroom.
Our Sixth Form offers you the opportunity to join an exciting and vibrant community where facilities are modern and the culture of opportunity and responsibility thrives. All students benefit from a dedicated café and study area, and are able to make use of iPad technology to support their learning. We were very pleased with our exam results in 2017, with 50% of our students gaining an A*-B at A level, and 81% an A*-C. Our A level results were rated as being in the top 25% of schools in the country in terms of value added by ALPS. We were also delighted that 61 students were successful in applying to university, with 20 of these gaining places at Russell Group universities
Our leavers are embarking on a diverse range of pathways, including apprenticeships, employment and higher education – a number of students achieved places at Russell Group universities this year. We were also delighted that OFSTED commented that, ‘students are supported very well to make good progress and achieve well.’
Students who make the decision to join Blenheim Sixth Form can expect to leave us as independent learners, active members of the community and confident in the pursuit of their chosen goals.James Preece
Head of Sixth Form
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Blenheim High School directly.