Welcome to Blenheim High School.

Blenheim has been under new leadership since April 2017.

Blenheim is a dynamic and exciting co-educational academy in Surrey with state of the art facilities. The school opened in September 1997 with one year group and has grown to its current size of 1251 students on roll including 200 in the Sixth Form. The intake comprises of students from all surrounding areas with ability levels being favourable; over 50% of all students have high prior attainment at the end of Key Stage 2.

The school became Surrey’s most improved secondary school in the 2017-18 academic year, was categorised as ‘good’, by Ofsted, in all areas in May 2019, attained its best GCSE results in the summer of 2019 and recruited record numbers of Year 7 students in September 2020. A number of comprehensive measures have had the impact of improving outcomes at all levels. At the heart of the school’s recent successes have been the comprehensive and consistent implementation of formative assessment across the curriculum coupled with a rich extra-curricular programme and an extended day.

Recruitment of students into Year 7 has increased significantly since September 2017, as detailed below:

Year 2017 2018 2019 2020
Number of Year 7 Students 188 209 234 248

Blenheim revolves around a growth mindset where all members of the school community value and develop the characteristics of hard work, resilience, innovation and improvement. There is a constant expectation of ‘wanting to get better’.

As a community, we strive to ensure that Blenheim students are afforded every opportunity to reach their potential both inside and outside the classroom. Inside the classroom, improvements in the consistency and quality of teaching, quality of assessments and the impact of feedback have ensured that students flourish. Outside of the classroom, sporting, musical, artistic, dramatic, STEM and other extra curricular activities including an extended day, ensure that students continue to benefit from rich experiences that develop them as students and as people.

Blenheim sets high standards in terms of uniform with several ‘non-negotiables’ and there are strict expectations regarding behaviour and conduct. Ofsted described Blenheim as ‘calm, orderly and purposeful’ and our students as ‘respectful, kind and courteous’, which is what we expect and see every day.

As we prepare our students to take up their place in society we actively encourage them to become independent learners. Part of this process involves the integration of iPads across the curriculum so that every student either owns or has access to one. Technological evolution is inevitable 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 both in and away from school. Parents/Carers enjoy the safety that the iPad brings due to it being firewalled by Blenheim software.

Choosing a secondary school is a crucial decision–making process and I hope the information in our prospectus, at our Open Mornings and Evening along with a tour of the school helps you to make a genuinely informed decision.

Should you wish to arrange a tour, please contact Blenheim’s Admissions Officer, Mrs Kann, at: admissions@blenheim.surrey.sch.uk.

In the meantime, thank you for considering Blenheim.

Mr A. A. Bodell
Headteacher