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The 2022 Art Exhibition is tonight! Featuring work from GCSE Art and A-level Art + Textiles students, this event is a must-see. 6-8.30pm in the Wollstonecraft room, refreshments provided. See you there!


As another busy week comes to a close, let's all pause for a minute and take a leaf out of our Nursery girls' book, as they try out a yoga and mindfulness workshop:


We warmly invite you to the annual Art Exhibition on Thursday 23 June, 6-8.30pm. For the first time in 3 years all of the GCSE Art and A-level Art + Textiles work will be displayed in the Wollstonecraft Room. Refreshments will be provided 🥂 See you there!


It's not every day you get a shoutout from a celebrity! In Tinie Tempah's recent article on South East London, he describes growing up around Blackheath and gives BHS the nod as an independent secondary school of note. We're blushing! Read the article:


There's still time left to apply for our Senior Marketing Officer role! This is an exciting opportunity for a creative marketing professional to hone their skills & play a key role in the marketing, events & alumnae strategy of Blackheath High. Apply now:


There are still a few places left on our Year 5 Taster Mornings, Wednesday 22nd or Saturday 25th June. Don't miss out on this fab opportunity to experience real life at Blackheath High! Book now:


Our Senior School students will be rowing all day for today's Rowathon to fundraise for , an award-winning LGBTQ mental health and wellbeing charity. We kicked off our Rowathon at 8am today. Mrs Bijnens and Miss Smith are on-hand to keep students motivated!


There is still time to get tickets for the 2022 BHSA Summer Party! Join us on Saturday 2 July as we set sail along the Thames from Tower Bridge to Greenwich. All BHS parents and staff welcome! Don't delay, ticket sales close TODAY:


We are still accepting applications to our state-of-the-art Sixth Form for September 2022, including 100% bursaries places for academically gifted girls. Find out more and apply now:


Read School House's coverage of our recent ISI inspection, where Blackheath High School was rated "excellent in all areas":


On 22nd June we are welcoming Year 5 girls to take part in a Young Entrepreneurs Taster Morning. A taster in more ways than one as the girls design and create their own smoothies! Don't miss this chance to experience life at Blackheath High - sign up now:


The 2022 Summer Party for parents & staff is set to be extra special. Join us on Saturday 2 July and board London’s largest luxury boat, which will sail along the Thames from Tower Bridge to Greenwich. Learn more & secure your tickets here:


The ISI recently rated Blackheath High School "excellent in all areas", including that our pupils are highly articulate, and effective listeners and communicators. Read our highlights report here:


Before half term we bid a fond farewell to our Year 13s, as they left for study leave. Good luck to you all, wishing you all the best and remember to stay in touch!


This summer, we are giving Year 5 girls the opportunity to experience what life is like at Blackheath High School. The Midsummer Shakespeare Festival will help your daughter discover her inner performer! Secure your place now:


Recently, our girls entered the Young Translators Prize, a competition inspired by the great translator Anthea Bell. There were 3 winners in Greater London… Charlotte P, Enid O and Katherine B, all in Year 8 at Blackheath High! Huge congratulations girls!


Our Year 7s recently had a unique and exciting opportunity - they formed a focus group for a new interactive gallery at London's Science Museum. The gallery opens in November, and we can't wait to see if any of our girls' ideas have been put into action!


Last Trips Day, Year 9 went to Whitstable to get their first taste of Geography field work. Read Amelie Hutton, Year 9's review of the fun-but-windy day:


On Trips Day, Year 10 spent the day exploring the world of Astronomy. From the Royal Observatory to the National Maritime Museum, they went on a fascinating journey through the stars before building star scopes of their own ✨


Spaces are available in our Sixth Form for September 2022, including bursary places. Find out more and apply now:


On 9 May, our music students performed in the annual Pop Fest concert, held at Up The Creek comedy club. It was a fantastic night of exceptional musical talent, with group and solo performances from students in all years. Huge well done everyone involved!


Not only do our girls succeed academically - they also complete a myriad of other achievements that make each one shine. ISI rated the quality our pupils' achievements as "excellent" 🌟 Read the report here:


We are recruiting for a Senior Alumnae, Development & Marketing Events Manager. This is a great opportunity for a creative marketing professional to use their skills to play a key role in the delivery of our alumnae relations strategy. Apply here by 8 June


On the last day of the Spring Term, the much-loved House Debate made a long-awaited return! All of our teacher-student teams made some exceptional arguments, but the Paragon team of Mr Sodhi and Jess McLaughlin came out victorious 🏆


We are delighted to invite all alumnae to a Summer Garden Party this Thursday, 26th May. Join us for cocktails, street food and to share memories with your old school friends and teachers. We look forward to welcoming you back to school! RSVP here:


On 11th May, our new Head Student Team attended the TSB 'Women of the Future' event, where they heard from an impressive range of female role models. Thanks to CBE DL, Founder and Chair of the Women of the Future Programme!


Here at Blackheath High, our girls and their personal development are very important to us. We're so pleased that our recent ISI report rated us "excellent" on this category - it means we are succeeding in our mission! Read our report highlights here:


A rare opportunity at Blackheath High Junior School in September 2022 - recently rated ‘excellent in all areas’ by the ISI, this is an exciting time to join our exceptional Junior School. We’re currently accepting applications for Years 3 & 4 - apply today


After the lovely weather this week, we couldn't end it in any other way… an Eco Club update! Mrs Bijnen's stick insects have grown even bigger, and the caterpillars are all in their own chrysalis, soon to emerge as beautiful butterflies. We can't wait!


Huge congratulations to the Junior School Art department for the spectacular art show last week! The theme was Celebration, and a celebration indeed it was, showcasing our girls' incredible talent and creativity.


We are delighted to announce that Blackheath High School GDST has been recognised as "excellent in all areas" by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) after their recent inspection in 2022, the highest rating obtainable. Read our report highlights:


On the 26th April, Years 3-7 took part in our Mini Marathon on the beautiful Heath. Thank you to everyone who came to cheer us on, and well done to all the girls who took part! Find out who won each race here:


Sixth Form bursary places available for September 2022. Find out more and apply now:


Blackheath High School students are currently preparing for their end of year exams, and have never been revising harder thanks to online tool Seneca Learning! Our girls are the current leaders in Greenwich - you're going to ace those exams, girls!


Our lovely Year 11 girls have been making 'Cards for kindness' - sending positive messages and postcards to residents of local care homes. What a beautiful way to lift someone's spirits!


Fully funded Sixth Form bursary places are available for gifted girls. Apply now for September 2022:


Year 11 have been making 'Little Dresses for Africa' - pillowcase dresses that will be sent to orphanages across the continent. We're sure they will be sew happy with their new dresses! 🧵🪡


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Junior Art Exhibition with special opening performances by Chamber Choir, Tuesday 10th May from 3pm.


What are biotic and abiotic factors? We may be scratching our heads, but our Year 11 Triple Science class certainly aren't after their Field Studies trip to Greenwich Park:


We're looking for a Marketing, Events & Communications Officer to join our Marketing and Admissions Team. If you're looking to expand your content creation, campaign management, and event management expertise, visit 👉 Closing date: 12 May at 12 noon

140th Anniversary - Our 'Year of Promise' Project

Blackheath High School was founded in 1880 by two inspiring women, Maria Grey and Emily Shirreff. Over the last 140 years the school has always been socially committed, seen in the heritage of our 40-year partnership with Johanna Street Board School and our collaboration with Woolwich Franciscan settlement in the 1890s. 

Therefore to celebrate our school’s incredible 140th Anniversary, we want to continue with our giving and open spirit and focus our energies on working towards a sustainable environment, an area we know our students feel passionate about.

We will focus our year-long celebration in 2020 on showing appreciation for our beautiful environment and local community, with a sustainability project: ‘BHS Year of Promise’.

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We are inviting all members of the Whole School community; students, parents, staff and alumnae to make environmentally-focussed pledges to help improve both our local community, and our planet.  

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Our target for 2020 is to make at least 140 pledges that will in some way contribute to preserving, improving and contributing positively to our natural environment along the themes of:

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To join in you can email your pledge, along with any supporting photo or film to:

Or you can upload your pledge and any supporting pictures or films of your pledge activity to your (Facebook | Twitter | Instagram) social channels with:


#BHSYearofPromise #140thAnniversary

No pledge is too small. Small changes add up, especially when multiplied across our staff, pupils, parents and alumnae.

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You can make pledges as an individual or collectively as a group. You could even think about joining a local community initiative:

  • Join your nearest litter pick event as a part of The Great British Spring Clean 2020 
  • Join in with Thames River Watch and helping clean up and monitor the health of the Thames
  • Contact the Woodland Trust who can assist with tree planting pledges you may wish to make
  • Or help increase biodiversity in the local area by volunteering in replanting projects in Greenwich, Blackheath and Lewisham by joining local environmental group 'Greening South East London'. The volunteers seek to improve pockets of small to medium sized land by planting trees, shrubs and flowers.
Mrs Argile, Deputy Head is pledging to reduce her carbon footprint, eat less meat, put on a jumper instead of turning up the heating and buying locally sourced produce.
The Waring family pledge to shop more in charity shops, to support sustainable fashion, up-cycling and to continue the life of pre-loved goods rather than buying new.
Rebecca Richards, Science Teacher & STEMinist pledges to use her bamboo re-usable cup and never use take-away cups.
Our genius Design & Technology Department have pledged to launch our very own bamboo bike making club.


Head, Carol Chandler-Thompson, is ambitiously pledging to not print anything for a whole year!  

You can read our Head talking about the importance of teaching children about climate change in a healthy and constructive way in The Independent.


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To mark the launch of our project we have made Whole School Pledges to reduce ocean plastic, in honour of our local maritime environment by the River Thames in Greenwich.

"We hope 2020 will be remembered as the Year of Promise. We look forward to seeing how together we can all contribute to that legacy, and crucially create behaviour change to last well beyond our 140th Anniversary year" - Head, Carol Chandler-Thompson

Click here to download your ‘I’ve pledged’ graphic you may wish to use for any photo or film.


We are delighted to have beed awarded the prestigious international Eco Schools Green Flag Award which recognises pupils’ positive impact on the environment. 

Well done everyone!

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