Welcome to Blenheim High School.
Blenheim High School is a co-educational academy in Surrey with state of the art facilities and is Surrey’s most improved school (Department for Education 16.10.18).
In May 2019, the school underwent a Section 5 Ofsted inspection and is now categorised as a ‘Good School’ in all areas, having previously been categorised as ‘Requires Improvement’. Blenheim’s entire staff body deserve great credit for this achievement in such a short amount of time.
Blenheim’s ethos revolves around a growth mind-set where all members of our community are actively encouraged to develop the characteristics of hard work, resilience, innovation and improvement. These characteristics are crucial for many reasons, but not least because the National Curriculum, new GCSE and new A level examinations are more challenging than ever. Growth mindset also significantly informs the ten Blenheim behaviours which are equally accessible to all students irrespective of background, circumstance or ability. They are behaviours that give Blenheim students the ‘edge’ when they move into the workplace or higher education.
The 2019-2020 academic year at Blenheim has two primary objectives. Firstly, to ensure that the practices that have served Blenheim so well since September 2017 are embedded and are secure. Secondly, that Blenheim continues to be a forward thinking, innovative academy that constantly seeks to improve in all areas.
As a community we strive to ensure that Blenheim students are afforded every opportunity to reach their potential academically. Outside of the classroom, a range of sporting, musical, artistic, dramatic, STEM and other extra-curricular activities ensure that students continue to benefit from rich experiences that help them to develop holistically.
Blenheim sets high standards in terms of uniform with several ‘non-negotiables’ and there are strict expectations regarding behaviour and conduct, both in and out of the classroom. Ofsted described Blenheim as ‘calm, orderly and purposeful’ and our students as ‘respectful, kind and courteous’, which is testament to the whole Blenheim community.
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.
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.
Mr A. A. Bodell