Important Information


Reception is closed until Monday 9 August.

Reception will be open from 9am-3pm every day from Monday 9 August until 8am on Tuesday 31 August inclusive (except for Results Days – 10 & 12 August – when Reception will be open from 8am-3.30pm).

Please do continue to use email as your first form of communication and bear in mind that many of our staff will be on annual leave during this period.

Please continue to check our website for any updates. FAQs with our latest information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found HERE

Eloise Rickman


I attended Blatchington Mill before moving to BHASVIC for sixth form in 2004, where I took A-levels in Philosophy, Government and Politics, Classical Civilisations, and French, as well as a Sociology AS level. I went on to read Archaeology and Anthropology at Jesus College, Cambridge (specialising in Social Anthropology), which I loved. After graduating I worked for the Green Party as an assistant press officer. I then worked in a few different PR / comms roles, before ending up as a senior press officer in the civil service. After having my daughter in 2015 I quit my job so I could spend more time with her and trained as a doula (non-medical birth support) and antenatal teacher. In 2018 I started my own business running online courses for parents all over the world on parenting and home education, and I have worked with thousands of families alongside home educating my daughter (though I'd be delighted if she ended up at BHASVIC one day!) and writing. My first book on parenting and education was published in 2020 and I'm currently working on my second book. I live in a sunny house full of books in London with my husband, daughter, and big ginger cat. 

Eloise Rickman (nee Munday)