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Meet Ezinne - the UK's best Spanish student! 🇪🇸 Having won in 2019-20, Ezinne was finally able to receive her certificate and coveted prize of a bursary for further Spanish studies in Spain. Congratulations to Ezinne for achieving this impressive feat. 👏


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🧡Thank you to all the amazing teachers, staff & pupils from the wonderful 4 raising over £922 for 👏. Such a fabulous school, with heart & soul, that takes the time to make a difference, thank you all so much🧡🙏🏼🧡


Recently, Year 13 student, Carla, attended the prestigious French acting school, Les Cours Florent in Marseilles. 🇫🇷 This wonderful experience was made possible by our MFL Sixth Form Scholarship. Read Carla's full recount 👇


If you have a little one at home, our Director of Music and Music Scholars would like to invite you to 'Classics for Kids' - a 30-minute musical adventure, introducing little people and their grown-ups to a range of music and sounds. 🎶 Book your space 👇


Throughout October, we have participated in a range of activities for . There have been talks from guest speakers such as , assemblies on Black familial history, and so much more; because, at BHS, the things that make us different are celebrated.


Our girls did an absolutely fantastic job of designing and creating their own kites at home and in their lessons last week! 🪁 Here they are at 's kite day on Sunday, proudly taking their kites to the skies. 👇


Such a spectacular array of donations from our Junior girls and their families for the Harvest Festival!🍂 What a wonderful way to bring the start of the autumn term to a close: with generosity and compassion. 💫


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🧡Thank you so much wonderful seniors & juniors 4 doing a mufti today 4 🧡. So important & crucial 2 raise awareness & funds. Mrs B looks awesome & we’re sure you will all have a fabulous day. Thank you🙏🏼🧡👏💥


Congratulations to our cross country teams👏- what an impressive, well-deserved feat! 🏆


Our Science lessons have started strong this term. Both students and teachers are excited to be taking part in practical experiments. In Year 12, girls have been dissecting fish heads to study gill arcs and filaments, for their new topic 'Transport in Animals' - fascinating!


Good luck, girls! 🤞


We were delighted to host you - thank you for sharing your story with us.


Our Year 6, 8 and 9 girls loved showing visitors around at our School in Action mornings this week. Registration is still open for next week's School in Action mornings. Book your space here to experience our vibrant teaching environment live in-person >


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We are very excited to welcome and students from the to for a Wollstonecraft Speaker Series special tomorrow...the students have been thinking hard about good questions!🤔


Our Junior School girls have been set the challenge of making a kite that they can fly at 's kite day on Sunday. Nursery to Year 5 will make theirs at home and Year 6 will be getting stuck-in in their DT lessons. We can't wait to see their innovative creations! 🪁


Our Year 8 girls are putting on their detective hats to try and uncover the mystery of the injured science teacher. Let's hope they solve the case before home time! 🕵️‍♀️


It was such a pleasure to open our doors and welcome guests to our Open Morning last week. It is always wonderful to see visitors engaging with our creative, diverse community, and we can't wait to welcome guests back again to our School in Action mornings next week.


Our Mighty Girls enjoyed welcoming guests to the Junior School Open Morning on Saturday. They will also be at our School in Action mornings on 7 & 13 October to tell you more about the Mighty Girls Challenge and how it motivates our girls. Register here -


There's still time to register for our Sixth Form Virtual Q&A taking place tomorrow. Book your place to engage with our Sixth Form Leadership Team and our Sixth Form students to find out what makes the Blackheath High A-Level experience unique -


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Ready to open our doors this morning - wonderful to be able to welcome visitors safely and warmly onto our site at last!


We encourage our girls to be daring. Discover Blackheath High Junior School GDST at our Open Morning 25 September – book now:


A massive congratulations to our sports scholar, Marley, who competed at the Inter-Regional Champs for British Triathlon last week. After qualifying for the main final, Marley pushed herself and finished 9th in her age group in the entire UK - incredible!


Our Sixth Form girls are courageous and insightful. Speak with our Sixth Form Leadership Team at our Virtual Open Evening and Live Q&A on Wednesday 29 September to find out what makes Blackheath High Sixth Form unique – book now:


Our Senior School students loved receiving their 'welcome' tote bags at the start of term. These eco-friendly, reusable bags were designed by one our talented Year 13 Textiles students, Lumina, who will be starting at the University of Bath this year.


It's societies week! Last week our Sixth Form students advertised their societies in a whole school assembly, and this week our senior girls will be choosing which society they would like to join. They can choose from a wide range, from Art, to Film, to Law and many more.


We support and encourage our girls all the way from Nursery to Sixth Form. Book your space at our Open Morning on Saturday 25 September and take a tour of our new Sixth Form Centre to see how we can prepare you for university and beyond – sign up now:


Last week we celebrated the achievements of our wonderful Year 11 and 13 students at our Valedictory Ceremony. There were music and dance performances by our students, and an inspiring speech from . Needless to say, it was a fantastic evening.


It was such an honour to host the Sixth Form ball for our recently graduated Year 13 students this month. Everyone had a wonderful time celebrating their achievements with their friends and former teachers as they prepare to move into the world of higher education.


GCSE and A-Level art displays are being put up across the school today. Each year we celebrate the amazing talents of our art students with an exhibition where their work goes on display for all to enjoy. This year's exhibition will be taking place next Tuesday.


Today is our Clubs Fair. At the Clubs Fair, students can choose from a range of exciting extra-curricular clubs to further enrich their studies. Some of our clubs include: 🥋 Chinese Martial Arts in Mandarin 🚲 Bicycle Maintenance 👾 Minecraft & more! Which would you choose?


Wishing a warm welcome back to all of our students. As we step into the new term together, we're looking forward to a fun-filled year and seeing where our girls will Boldly Go.


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GDST girls from and Norwich High, playing a cracking piece of music. An ethos of collaboration, team work, friendship and supporting each other at a challenging but enjoyable residential week of playing brass 💥🎼👏🙌


We encourage our girls to chase their dreams with conviction. Take a tour of Blackheath High Sixth Form GDST at our Open Morning 25 September – book now:


Having worked though the most challenging of years, our Sixth Form Textiles student have produced the most extraordinary collections and have proved just how creative they can be. Read more about our impressive Sixth Form Fashion Show here:


On Thursday 24 June, we displayed all GCSE and A-level Art work as an exhibition in the Wollstonecraft Room. This featured acrylic paintings, mixed-media and Personal Investigation projects. Well done girls! You can view a gallery of the work here:


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Day 3 of the Sports Camp has kicked off with a very competitive game of Capture the Flag.


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Reviewing brand-new primary Christmas nativities in August for and secretly loving it🎄 🎶. Thanks for asking !


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Day 2 of the Sports Camp and we’re having a great time. There’s been dodgeball, hockey, tennis, rounders, netball - the only thing missing is some sunshine ☀️

May 6

Reflecting on change of society through tragedy

I hope you enjoy the different articles in Highlife this week; you may notice two articles around diversity, equity and inclusion in this edition. This is not surprising, as we approach the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder on 25 May and memories of the seismic explosion of anger in 2020 resurface. In South East London too, 22 April carries great significance as Stephen Lawrence Day. Quite rightly, we are reflecting on what has changed in society since both of those tragedies, but more specifically what is really changing in our school communities.

Since May last year, a great deal has been happening in school and the GDST. You can read about our own students representing Blackheath at the GDST Student Diversity Council in this edition of Highlife. Both senior and junior girls heard about projects and initiatives in each other’s schools around the theme of diversity, with a view to bringing new ideas back into our own schools. Mimo and Ellie from Year 6 spoke about our Art Project, inspired by the work of a local artist, Yinka Shonibare.  Tamsin and Emma in Year 12 presented on the work that Equality Society have been doing in school to educate and raise awareness and will be meeting with me to share the ideas they found most inspiring in the other GDST schools, that we might learn from. This is a great example of the powerful GDST network doing its thing! It is incredibly important to us in school, that our pupils are helping us to drive forward areas for change, so this dialogue will be influential in deciding our next focus.

Behind the scenes, we have been gathering and marshalling data and information, so that we can really focus our energies meaningfully and with impact, where needed. One important piece of work completed this year, was the GDST pupil survey (Years 5-13) on inclusion. I was really pleased that our school had one of the highest completion rates on the survey, meaning we had access to some really important insights. I will be sharing much of this information with senior girls in assembly next week and I think it gives great impetus to ideas already in the pipeline.

The visibility of different positive role models has been reinforced as something that is incredibly important. This might mean: hearing from Wollstonecraft speakers of a range of ethnicities; being taught by teachers who reflect the composition of the pupil body; seeing all different shapes of family life reflected in school resources; seeing diversity in curriculum topics or hearing about the uniquely positive qualities that neuro-diverse adults might bring to a workplace in a careers talk. These important opportunities in school are incredibly powerful in how our pupils feel about themselves. We are been moving forward in several areas to do even better in our role modelling and resources in school.

We were delighted to receive a generous donation from the BHSA to boost our library provision in the Junior School and Mrs Cannell has done a fantastic job at seeking out great resources to inspire and educate our girls. We have thought very consciously about raising the visibility of the all the different religious festival celebrated by members of our school community throughout the year and also been thinking broadly about the profile of speakers we invite for girls to hear from. Our recent ‘Women in Leadership’ event was a great example of this, particularly memorable speakers have included Carina White (Anti-Racism month) and Griselda Togobo (Women in Leadership). In Years 10 and 11, we are working with Dr Victoria Showunmi of UCL on a ‘Young Black Women’s Project’ discussion group which is very exciting indeed and we hope to roll out to involve other GDST schools as well.

Our next phase of work is likely to focus on the curriculum more sharply and supporting our curriculum leaders in exploring opportunities to refresh and revisit topics and content with an eye on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. We also would like to see even more of a student voice on the issues that really matter to the pupils. It’s all incredibly valuable work and very much in the spirit and tradition at Blackheath of valuing every single individual for their unique talents and being creative and open-minded in our approaches. 

Finally for those who are interested, on Thursday 13 May at 12pm I will be chairing a webinar on the Future of Education with some really interesting guests. We will have a strong focus on the role of Ed Tech and our pastoral challenges and you are very welcome to join