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It was a huge pleasure to welcome an audience to a live music event last month. Our first live Teatime Concert for 18-months featured no fewer than 25 performances; from classical violin to French horn, voice to ukulele, the audience thoroughly enjoyed the concert.


Our second trips day is in full effect! Some of our girls are currently offsite taking part in various thrilling activities like Free Jumping, whilst others are enjoying equally exciting workshops onsite delivered by external experts. What a great way to start the weekend! 🌟


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One of our talented Year 6’s competed in the National Taekwondo Championships last week, she went home with a gold and silver medal 🥇🥈Amazing effort !




And the winner is... 🥁 Every year hosts 'The Long Notes Competition', where each competitor is asked to play the longest note they possibly can. Lots of students entered this year, but Isla came out on top with an astounding note length of 42 seconds! 👏


Episode 8 of 's podcast is now live! This week, neuroscientist Dr Cathy Rogers is talking creativity and the curriculum: how we can help to nurture creativity and why this is important. Listen here:


"We were able to see the words we’ve been analysing in our English lessons come to life..." 🎭 Year 11 recently visited the Globe to watch Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night'. Read Year 11 student Lucy's recount of the day here >


Happy Hanukkah to everyone celebrating this week, and thank you to Freya for leading assembly this morning 🕎


Over half term, students were given Science projects to deepen their understanding of the topics discussed in lessons. The girls were very creative with their ideas and materials, resulting in some very accurate (and tasty 😋) looking models.


An incredibly inspiring speech from Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Michelle Joseph, this afternoon. 🩺 The presentation, 'Daring Outside The Box', looked at her academic and career journey, demonstrating that these journeys are often not linear. Thank you 👏


This month, our Spanish students had the very enjoyable experience of watching 's 'En El Campamento'; a 50-minute play, all in Spanish. This gave the girls a great opportunity to learn new vocabulary, whilst reinforcing the phrases they already know - fantástico!


Such a fantastic opportunity for our girls to listen and learn from an incredibly inspiring woman. We can't wait to host this Wollstonecraft Speaker on Friday.


The November edition of our school newsletter, Highlife, is now live! ✨ Featuring articles from students and teachers about all of the exciting things our girls have been doing over the last month. Click the link below to read online and subscribe 👇


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Under the sea! Year 2 dive deeper exploring the ‘Deep Down Under’ in our Creative Curriculum topic. Great use of colour and space, creating depth. Impressive concentration and resilience shown by all. 🐡🐠🦞🐬🦀🐋


👋 Happy Friday!


Wishing our Year 6 Junior School girls lots of luck as they prepare to sit the 11+ Entrance Exam for the Senior School this morning. 🤞 Good luck girls, you can do this!


We spy 🧐Clara Schumann, Ethel Smyth, Florence Price, Amy Beach, Grażyna Bacewicz and so many other fantastic female musicians and composers. What a great display! 👏


A lovely display from our Junior School.




Well done, Kirra - that's super quick! 👏🏆


Great work from our Year 8 girls studying 'Pressure in Gasses' in science today. By 🔥 heating up an empty can and quickly putting it into ❄️ cold water, they witnessed the crumpling effect that rapid cooling has on pressure. A great lesson by our great science team!


Monday 15 - Friday 19 November is . To kick start the week, we'll be participating in on Monday, to celebrate the uniqueness and individuality of each and every student here at Blackheath High School. Odd socks at the ready! 🧦


A fantastic array of performances at our Teatime Concert last night. From classical pieces from the likes of Vivaldi and Beethoven, to more modern works from Ed Sheeran and Sade. We certainly have missed watching our talented girls perform in-person for an awestruck audience!🎶


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thank you so much girls they were so appreciated.👏👏👏👏


We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful museum on our doorstep! Thank you for welcoming our Year 2 pupils


Every door is open to our girls: we empower them to explore their future through our Futures Programme and extensive career placements scheme. Our Sixth Form scholarship and bursary applications are closing. Apply before November 8th.


Our girls have the best foundation to build the skills they need for a bright future, thanks to our £18m investment in new state-of-the-art facilities. Applications for Sixth Form scholarships and bursaries close on November 8th. Apply online today.


At Sixth Form, girls can choose from a range of subjects in the arts. From Textiles to Theatre Studies, there's something to appeal to the creative side in everyone. Sixth Form scholarship and bursary applications close on 8 November. Apply online today.


A big thank you to the little ones and their grown ups who joined us for Classics for Kids this morning. Our girls loved performing in front of lots of happy faces. Here is a clip from the final performance of the day. Can you guess the song? Hint - it's a theme tune...🤫


Fantastic work, girls! Well done! 👏🏆


Being a part of the GDST means our girls have access to world-class resources and events. The deadline for Sixth Form scholarship and bursary applications is 8 November. Apply today and discover our unrivalled Sixth Form opportunities.


We're looking forward to hosting our virtual Step Up Into Sixth Form event tonight where the Sixth Form Leadership team will be telling our Year 10 and 11 girls all about sixth form life at BHS. We can't wait to hear what thoughtful questions the girls will ask this evening.🤔


Episode 5 of the 's new Podcast 'Raise Her Up' is now live! 🎙️ In this episode, journalist and communication consultant Genelle Aldred offers suggestions and guidance to help us be better listeners, readers, watchers and talkers. Listen here 👉


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Welcome back ⁦⁩ on a beautiful sunny day. Wonderful start to the day hearing all about how some ⁦⁩ families will be celebrating Diwali on Thursday ⁩ ⁦


Our Director of Music and Year 12 Music Scholars will be hosting 'Classics for Kids' music sessions starting next week. If you have a little one at home, bring them along for a 30-minute musical adventure 🎶. Book your preferred date here >


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 👇

Covid-19 Information

A message from the Head, Carol Chandler-Thompson:


Ijp 02 05 19 bh 123After an unforgettable year we are incredibly proud of the way everyone in our community has adapted to the current circumstances, supported each other and built the positives at every opportunity. I would like to take the opportunity to say thank you, both to you and the girls for your support, stoicism and positivity but also to our amazing team of staff. Every single member of teaching and support staff has more than played their part, and I am very grateful.

After a successful term of Guided Home Learning during the national school closure, we have welcomed all students back into the school buildings.

To see how we are Safeguarding your daughter, please see our policy here.

Our Admissions Office remains open to guide you through our admissions process.

Please click the links below to view our Covid-19 Risk Assessments. 

Normal Operation | Outbreak Precautions | Outbreak Management Plan

A recap of Guided Home Learning during school Building closure

We now enter another phase of Guided Home Learning. The Junior School, Senior School & Sixth Form teaching will follow a full school day timetable using scholl issued iPads. A combination of teaching methods and resources are used including;  live whole class sessions with teachers, 1:1 live sessions with individual students, live small group sessions, workbook sessions, independent learning tasks, team-working tasks, assemblies, clubs and so on. 

Our Guided Home Learning teaching is provided via the following online platforms: Microsoft Teams, Firefly, and Tapestry (EYFS).

Click here to read in more detail, and Frequently Asked Questions, on our Guided Home Learning programme.

How we are helping Key Workers

In the Junior and Senior School buildings, we are continuing to look after Key Workers’ and Critical Workers' children while they work hard to save lives and keep the city moving. Many staff, both teaching and support, have volunteered to run this service.

We are incredibly grateful to them that we are able to offer this provision.

Helping Lewisham and Greenwich NHS

We have donated all the school's safety equipment - over 200 safety glasses, 35 masks and 500 disposable aprons from our Science and DT departments for our local Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust midwives, supporting women in the community without PPE. 

Our Head of DT, Mr Masters, has been working with Sydenham High to produce and donate safety visors for our NHS frontline staff.  While two of our parents have helped distribute them.

Many of our girls have also been involved in a number of inspiring charitable activities to support those in need during this challenging time. Entrepreneurial Emma, in Year 6, has created a fantastic bespoke line of t-shirts and bags with a special ‘BHS for the NHS’ logo. Emma has designed the products, organised the manufacturing and has set up a website. All of the profits will go to NHS Charities Together, which is fundraising to support NHS staff and volunteers caring for Covid-19 patients.

Click here to read Emma's story in the Evening Standard.

Please have a look at the website and support Emma and the NHS if you can!




Wellbeing is at the heart of our commitment to our school community, and we are coming together to find innovative ways to find time for self-care and support during challenging times. 

Our pastoral team remain in place and fully operational for students and staff.

In addition, staff and students alike have created a plethora of other up-lifting opportunities to promote wellbeing, including:

  • Staff and student book club by the English department
  • Arts inspiration from our Art department
  • ‘Blackheath Fitness Forward Challenge’ by the Sports department
  • Recipes for school lunch favourites and ‘bake at home’ instructions from our fantastic catering team
  • STEAM photography competition
  • Tai Chi


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