Blenheim High School

Surrey, United Kingdom

Location: Surrey, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About Blenheim High School

Blenheim High School became Surrey’s most improved school for public examination outcomes in the 2018, was categorised by Ofsted as ‘Good’ in all areas in May 2019, has been oversubscribed since 2020 and achieved its best public examinations results in summer 2023. In March 2023, despite the consistently large increase in student recruitment, Blenheim secured the biggest increase in first preference Year 7 applications across Surrey. 

Blenheim is a dynamic, exciting and supportive environment in which to work. The school opened in September 1997 with one year group and has grown to its current size of 1410 students on roll including over 200 in the Sixth Form. Blenheim is a mixed comprehensive and our reputation in the community is excellent. The intake comprises of students from all surrounding areas with ability levels being favourable; over 40% of all students have high prior attainment at the end of Key Stage 2. In recent years the school’s popularity has grown significantly and there is a waiting list in most year groups. 

As a Single Academy Trust Blenheim’s features include:

· A 36-week academic year with a fortnight October half term break and a 7 week summer holiday.

· Formative assessment is embedded across the curriculum ensuring students have a clear understanding of their ‘next steps’.

· A significant financial reserve, which Blenheim has complete autonomy to invest.

· Modern buildings and infrastructure, that benefitted from £1.75million of investment in 2022/2023.

· A strategic goal prioritising staff well-being, led by the senior whole school well-being lead.

· A comprehensive co-curricular programme prioritising the development of the whole student.

· A Chelsea FC Blenheim Girls’ Football Academy that competes in the National Youth Football League.

· A ‘Blenheim Ambition’ Dance Academy and a Blenheim Golf Academy.

· A ‘High Performers’ programme to boost student aspirations, independence and career prospects.

· An extended day for Year 11 and Year 13 students until 5pm Monday – Thursday, with complimentary biscuits, squash and pizza.

In 2019, Blenheim was characterised as a ‘good’ school following a Section 5 Ofsted inspection. Please click here to read the Ofsted Report. Ofsted commented that the school had excellent capacity to continue improving. The Headteacher, Mr A A Bodell, has made a long term commitment to Blenheim.

Blenheim converted to Academy Status in March 2012 and has developed many community and primary school links. Blenheim is a well–resourced school and is fortunate to have outstanding facilities including modern buildings, large grounds, an AstroTurf pitch, bespoke sixth form facilities and grass football and rugby pitches. Together with a very supportive and well qualified governing body the school continues to prosper. Visitors often comment on the calm, purposeful learning environment that pervades. 

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. Students can be given up to 1 hour detention on any given day without 24 hours’ notice. Ofsted described Blenheim as ‘calm, orderly and purposeful’ and our students as ‘respectful, kind and courteous’, which is what those of us who work at Blenheim see every day. The Headteacher has little sympathy for poor standards of student behaviour. 

As Blenheim students prepare to take up their place in society they are actively encouraged to become independent learners. Part of this process involves the use of iPads across the curriculum; all teachers and 98% of students own one. Technological evolution is inevitable and this approach is key to ensuring that 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. 

I hope Blenheim’s journey of continuous improvement and high standards encourages you to complete an application. 

Mr A A Bodell 


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Address: Longmead Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 9BH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1372 745 333
Positions available at Blenheim High School