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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


Senior Leadership Team

Head Mrs C Chandler-Thompson, BA (Hons) Exeter; PGCE  
Deputy Head (Staff and Students) Mr C Alaru, BEd, BA (Hons) Queensland; QTS
Deputy Head (Academic) Mr S Henderson, BMus (Hons) London, PGCE
Deputy Head (Learning, Enrichment and Student progress)   Mrs N Argile, BSc Newcastle; MSc; PGCE 
Director of Finance and Operations  Mr R Ryan, AAT, DSBM
Director of Marketing and Development  Ms A Fuell, BA (Hons) Liverpool

Junior School Leadership Team

Head of Junior School Mrs S Skevington, LLB (Hons) Sheffield; PGCE; EYP
Deputy Head of Junior School (Academic) Mrs M Gilfedder-Bonnar, LLB (Hons) Strathclyde; BSc (Honours) Psychology; PGCE 
Assistant Head of Junior School (Pastoral) Ms S Daly, BEd (Hons) Greenwich 
Head of Key Stage 1  Mrs N Roberts, MEd, Belfast, MA (Hons); PGCE
Head of EYFS Miss L Riordan, BA (Hons) University College Worcester
Year 3 and 4 phase leader Miss A Lucas, BA (Hons) Sheffield Hallam

Senior School Teaching

Design Technology Department

Mr T Masters, BA (Hons); Dip Arch (Hons) Architecture; PGCE Goldsmiths Head of Design Technology

Mrs M Aspden, BA (Hons) London; PGCE  


Art Department

Mr D Branch, BA (Hons) Middlesex; PGCE   Head of Art 
Mrs I Gilbert, BA St Martins, London; PGCE  Art

English Faculty 

Ms A Chandler, MA, BA (Hons) Cambridge; MA London; QTS Head of English Faculty
Mrs C Beecham, BA (Hons) Brunel; MA Goldsmiths; PGCE English and Head of Year 13
Miss H Owen-Frawley, BA (Hons) Bristol; PGCE English and Teacher i/c of Competitive Universities
Miss N Rivers, BA (Hons) Brighton; PGCE English

History Department


Miss S Blythe, BA (Hons) Exeter; PGCE

Head of History & Politics
Mr I Gerrard, BA Bangor; PGCE History
Mr B Crozier, BA (Hons), Leeds; PGCE    History, Extended Project Qualification and Teacher i/c of Debating

Economics & Business Department

Mr M Sodhi, BA (Hons) London; PGCE Head of Economics & Business Studies and Head of Year 12 
Mrs A Willson, BA (Hons) Lancashire; PGCE Economics & Business Studies

Classics Department

Miss S Williams, MA Cantab; PGCE  Head of Classics
Mrs M Ryan, BA London Latin

Geography Department


Mrs L Stevens, PSc Plymouth; PGCE Head of Geography and Educational Visits Co-ordinator

Miss K Hickman, MA (Hons) Dundee; PGCE

Geography, Head of Year 10 and Community Projects

Religious Studies Department

Mr S Green, BA (Hons) Trinity College, Dublin; PGCE Head of Religious Studies & Philosophy
Ms M Rehman, BA (Hons) Birmingham; PGCE Religious Studies, Head of Year 8 and Teacher i/c of Peer Mentoring

Psychology Department

Miss P Banks, BSc; MSc; PGCE Head of Psychology

Maths & Computing Faculty

Ms G Poole, BSc; PGCE Head of Maths Faculty

Ms W Short, MA Sussex; BSc Bath; PGCE

Mrs G Silvestros, BSc (Hons) Exeter; PGCE Maths
Mr I Saumtally, BSc (Hons) York; PGCE Maths
Ms G Collins, BA (Hons); PGCE Maths
Mrs A Varathanathan, BEng; PGCE Maths
Miss H Dickinson, BSc (Hons) Loughborough; PGCE Head of Computer Science
Mr D Nott, BSc Reading  Head of IT and Teacher of Computer Science

Modern Foreign Languages Faculty

Mrs A Bass, Universite .F .Rabelais; PGCE Head of MFL 

Mrs S Milne, BA (Hons) Exeter; PGCE

French (Maternity Leave)
Mrs N Rosado, BA Spain; PGCE Head of Spanish
Mrs A Turvey, BA (Hons) Bangor; MA; QTS Head of German
Miss E Wood, PGCE Greenwich French
Mrs T Chung, BA Canterbury; DipEd; TESOL Head of Mandarin

Drama Department

Ms J Nicholls, BA Sussex; PGCE Head of Drama and Head of Year 7
Ms C Day, BMus University of London; MA RADA; PGCE Head of Futures and Drama Teacher

Music Department

Mrs E Gunton, BMus (Hons) Royal College of Music; dipABRSM; QTS Head of Co-Curricular & Outreach, Director of Music and Consultant Teacher
Dr C Potter, BA (Hons); MMus; Doctorate; PGCE Music Teacher

PE Department

Miss H Morrell, BSc (Hons), Brunel Director of Sport
Mrs L Brooks, BSc St Mary's; PGCE PE and Head of Year 9
Mrs V May, BA (Hons) Liverpool PE (Maternity Leave)

Miss M Smith, BA (Hons); QTS

Miss S Gedda, BA, Queensland PE (Maternity Cover)
Mrs S Harris, BA (Hons) Brighton PE and Head of Year 11 (Maternity Leave)
Mr M Moon, BSc (Hons); PGCE PE (Maternity Cover)

Science Faculty

Dr A Mustafa, BSc Cantab; PhD Cantab; PGCE Head of Science Faculty
Mr D Laber, BSc Bristol; PGCE Head of Biology
Mrs A Bijnens, MSc Belgium Biology and Teacher i/c of Charity & Philanthropy
Miss M Tsikkinis, BSc Bristol; PGCE Head of Physics and Acting Head of Year 11
Miss S Tadros, BSc Bristol; PGCE Physics
Mrs R Richards, BSc (Hons) Teeside; PGCE Chemistry and Head of House Competition


Mrs B Fitzpatrick, BEd (Hons); HDip; MA SENCO and Learning Support Teacher
Ms C Sandringham, BSc (Hons); MSc Learning Support Assistant SEND



Junior School Teaching


Mrs S Brown, BA (Hons) Durham; PGCE

Mrs A Waite, BA Greenwich; BSc London; PGCE


Miss L Riordan, BA (Hons) University College Worcester

Mrs E Wilson, BA (Hons) Bristol

Year 1

Mrs N Roberts, MEd Belfast, MA (Hons); PGCE

Miss C Bolton, MA (Hons) Glasgow; PGCE

Year 2 

Mrs H Cannell, BA (Hons) Hull; PGCE

Miss A Robertson, BA (Hons) Leeds; PGCE

Year 3 

Miss R Twiney, BA (Hons) Newcastle; PGCE

Miss A Lucas, BA (Hons) Sheffield Hallam

Year 4

Ms S Daly, BEd (Hons) Greenwich

Mr N Mostert, Higher Dip in Education, South Africa

Year 5

Mrs M Gilfedder-Bonnar, LLB (Hons) Strathclyde; BSc (Hons) Psychology; PGCE

Mrs S Burt, BSc Bristol; PGCE

Year 6

Ms L Nolan, BSc Hull; PGCE

Mrs R Coles, MA Cantab; GTP


Ms A Hamburger, BA (Hons) Camberwell


Mrs D Karakosta, BA South Africa


Mrs A Wehner-Moriseau, PGCE Canterbury Maitrise in English Literature and Civilisation, Universite Francois Rabelais


Mrs J Sharma, BA (Hons) Leeds

Head of Music

Mrs R Coles MA Cantab; GTP

Head of Junior PE

Mrs B Dunne, BA (Hons) Leeds; PGCE (Maternity Leave)

Miss S Ndagire, BA (Hons); QTS (Maternity Cover)

Teaching Assistants



Mrs N Aitken, NCFE Cache Level 3, Supporting Teaching & Learning
Miss L Dwyer, Advanced Level Apprenticeship in the Children and Young People’s Workforce: Early Years Educator 
Mrs L Reis, NVQ Level 2 Childhood Education, NVQ Level 3 TA 
Mrs R Matharu, BSc, Level 2 Teaching Assistant


Mrs J Cornwell, NNEB Forest School Leader Foundation degree Early Years; BA (Hons) Early Years 

Mrs C Oke, BA (Hons) English Literature; PGCE Key Stage 2/3

Year 1 

Mrs L Maloney, NNEB

Mrs M Nance, BTEC National Certificate

Mrs A Shelley, NVQ Level 3

Year 2 

Mrs E Morris, NVQ Level 3, Diploma in Early Years and Education 

Mrs J Pinto, NVQ Level 3

Year 3

Miss M Crampton

Year 4

Miss I Shevalova, BA Ukraine

Year 5/6 

Ms T Smith, BA Greenwich

Graduate Sports Assistant

Miss A Sahu, BSc St Mary's University Twickenham

Miss Z McSorley, BA (Hons) Australia

Junior School Support Staff

Junior School Office Manager

Ms D Eaves

Administrative Assistant (Data & SIMS) 

Ms S McCully


Mrs M Harrison

Admissions & Marketing Officer:

Mrs E Browne

IT Technician

Mr R Wraight

After School Care Supervisor 

Ms L Reis

After School Care Assistants 

Ms L Reis

Mrs K Sembhi

Ms R Changizi

Mrs P Dedman

Midday Supervisor

Mrs P Dedman

Mrs E Cockings

School Nurse

Miss D Ainsworth, BSc Child Nursing

Senior School Support Staff

PA to Head and Office Manager

Mrs K Cotton 

Site Network Manager 

Mr K Arrowsmith, BA Christ Church, Canterbury

Marketing Design & Communications Officer and Acting Registrar

Miss G Beahan

Senior Alumnae, Philanthropy & Marketing Officer

Ms S MacLeod, BA (Hons) Hull 

Finance Manager

Ms S Zamurrud

Finance & Bookings Officer

Ms L Scrace

Senior Data Timetable Officer  

Miss M Wheeler

Examinations Officer 

Mrs A Allen 

Academic Mentor

Mrs K Leigh

IT Technician

Mr L Amber


Mrs D Glazebrook, BSc (Hons), Northumbria

SLT Admin Support

Mrs A Taber 

HR Officer

Mrs S Read 


Miss S Rowland 

School Nurse 

Miss D Ainsworth, BSc Child Nursing

School Counsellor 

Mrs F Taylor, BACP

Laboratory Technician

Mr M Rufai, BEng

DT Technician

Miss J Spence, BA London

Art Technician

Miss I Copley, BA London

Language Assistants 

Mrs K Azzopardi - Spanish

Mrs S Schrewe - German

Miss J Spence - French

Mrs T Chung - Mandarin

Graduate Music Assistant:

Miss E Jones, BMus; MPerf

Facilities Manager

Mr A Merryweather

Evening Caretaker 

Mr T Cole 


Mr J Roue

Mr T Cole 

Mr F Greaves

Mr P Brown

Mr T Faucher

Mini Bus Drivers

Mr R Cooke

Mr P Redford

Mr P Brown

Mini Bus Supervisors

Mrs A Conway

Mrs E Cockings

Mrs D Tonks

Mr A Tonks

Visiting LAMDA Coaches 

Miss K Wilton

Miss N Elliott, MMus Goldsmiths

School Governing Board

To find out more about our Governors, please visit the Governors section.  

Ms E Little Chair

Ms J Fenner

Dr S Humayun

Mrs K James

Mr G Gaskell

Ms A Waygood

Prof. N Radclyffe-Thomas

Mr I Soulsby

Ms E Beer


Visiting Music Staff at Senior School


Miss H Barker, BMus (Hons); PG Dip

Clarinet and Saxophone

Mr L Hignell, BMus; GGSM

Electric, Acoustic and Bass Guitar 

Mr N Luckett, LGSM 


Mrs K Blonz, MMus; PG Dip 


Ms M Obejera, BMus

Ms R Bouwmeester, PG Dip

Ms R Cohen, MMus

Violin and Viola 

Mr A Dennant, BA (Hons)

Singing and Piano

Ms M McGhee, BMus; Masters in Vocal Performance

Singing & Theory

Miss G Carter, BMus (Hons); PGdip


Miss A Atty, BMus (Hons); PGCE


Mrs J Kemp, BMus (Hons)

Cello and Double Bass  

Miss A Jones, BA Music; MMus (Perf)


Mr C Deacon, BMus (Perf); LRAM; ARAM

Visiting Music Staff at Junior School


Miss L Parker, BMus

Miss S Mather, BMus

Violin and Viola

Ms A Ruscoe, BMus


Miss C Boylan, BA (Hons); MA


Ms M Obejera, BMus

Ms S Mather, BMus

Miss L Da Silva Bull, BMus; LRAM

Mr W Butterworth, BSc

Ms M Zahra, MMus; BMus (Hons); LLCM

Ms R Cohen, MMus

Clarinet and Saxophone

Mr L Hignell, BMus; GGSM

Flute and Recorder

Miss L Da Silva Bull, BMus; LRAM


Mr D Black, MMus, BMus


Ms A Whyte, BA (Hons); PG Dip; Advanced Dip


Mr C Deacon, BMus (Perf), LRAM, ARAM

Double Bass

Mr M Lipski, MMus