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Mrs Argile is reducing her environmental impact with these thoughtful changes, and we are encouraging our entire school community to think of ways they can do the same - let's inspire each other! What do you pledge for the ?


An excellent pledge idea from Ms Richards looking at how we can reduce our impact on our environment. What changes can you make to your daily routines that add up to a big change over the ?#140thAnniversary


Our is off to a great start, with pledges from staff, students and their parents coming in. Mrs Chandler-Thompson has made an ambitious pledge to not print a SINGLE thing for the entire year. Wow!


Retweeted From Steven Henderson

Lots of wonderfully creative design solutions from years 6 and 8 in today's Architecture Day. Well done everyone!


Retweeted From Natalie Argile

Another great year of design from our Year 6 and 8 students on Architecture day. Thanks to Mr Masters and his team for organising and inviting such inspiring speakers


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Fran, Nisha & Katie. Our GDST alumnae and design director, architect and project manager respectively, who gave up a day to take part in our amazing Architecture Day. Winners to follow! TM


A real pleasure to welcome ‘Old Girls’” of Mary Datchelor Grammar School, the original home of the stunning Datchelor Glass, to school for afternoon tea and viewing of the glass in its new home. Thank you for coming, ladies!


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Have a look if you are booking your holidays soon 😎 You could raise over £120 for if you use to book your holiday and buy your travel essentials. If just five of us do this, we'll raise over £600 for FREE! Visit:


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Fitness Club started with a BANG 💥 well done to everyone 🤩🤩


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The U16 netball team played their first fixture of the term ending with a great 28-7 victory over Plumstead manor. Some fantastic shooting, brilliant interceptions and super team work on display. Well done 👏🏻 pom Ezi


This week's Wollstonecraft Speaker Series talk will be delivered by Lily MacDonald on the themes of Ambition and Action - looking forward to it!


Thank you for your support 🙂


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Thank you! We're so excited to be at Blackheath today!


Today we have announced a whole-school pledge to protect our maritime environment. Together with we pledge to highlight the vital role of clean oceans in our curriculum and work towards becoming London's first Ocean Friendly school


To celebrate our 140th year, we are encouraging our whole school community to make environmentally-focussed pledges to change our world for the better. The focus of pledges will be: Spring: Reduce Summer: Reuse Autumn: Recycle


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Eco-anxiety is robbing young people of their childhoods - adults must teach climate change responsibly says GSA Head ⁦⁩ ⁦⁦⁩ | The Independent


Great to see in The Independent leading on the role schools have to play in the climate crisis:“As teachers,we need to empower students to understand their own agency and highlight what they can do to make a positive change...big or small”


What's not to love! Glad to see Year 1 enjoying Taekwondo.


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Year 6 enjoying getting back into hockey 🏑 💪🏻


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A very happy new year to all followers, here's to another great year of fun-raising 🥳 - Quiz Night booking coming soon, sort your teams! - remember you can donate clean, quality, unwanted uniform at juniors or seniors now - lots more to come so watch this space!


Welcome back to school, everyone! This is a particularly special first day back, as it also marks our 140th birthday. Stay tuned to hear about our environmentally-focussed which will take place throughout 2020


Hard to imagine a more welcoming bunch - great teamwork girls!


In recent STEAM Club activities, the girls learned simple chemical reactions whilst making delicious fudge.


As part of our Bookbuzz programme, our girls were able to select and take home a book from a list of 17 titles!


In celebration of Wellbeing Week 2020, our Music Scholars invite you and your little one to join us at the Senior School on Wednesday 22 January for a musical adventure. Further details and registration:


With Christmas just around the corner, turn up your speakers and celebrate with the Blackheath High School Christmas Single! Merry Christmas everyone!


With a staggering 38.45 seconds on the tuba, we are happy to announce the winner of the Long Note Competition...


Wishing everyone a restful and happy Christmas 🎄 🌟 ☃️


Retweeted From Cheryl Giovannoni

So gorgeous. Lovely way to begin the 7 day countdown to Christmas. Have a great break BHS superstars.


We are all feeling very spoilt - and full - this afternoon. Even the sprouts were delicious!


After a spectacularly melodic December, we're excited to share our music with you & your little ones in 2020. Register for Classics for Kids below:


Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

We’ll be playing this at our Junior singalong this afternoon. Lovely to see so many “old” Junior girls and big sisters in there. Well done everyone 👏👏👏


Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Last day of term and having a blast with independent research- they seriously are loving it and I’ve learnt something new.


Move over Simon Cowell, these Blackheath High girls have the X-Factor! Introducing our very own Christmas single🎄☃️🎄watch it here:


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So proud of our dance company girls using their 4a time for extra rehearsals this week. 🙌🏼


Well done to all candidates!


Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

. House captains and decs made by them with our laser printer and sold for . Paragon made the biggest profit but very close. £242.60 on the way to a very good cause.


Year 7 had a great time learning about the bone structure by dissecting chicken legs in Science! They even identified the tendons and ligaments at the joint


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“It’s behind you...!!!!” Year 11 Panto Trip to get us into the festive spirit! 🎭🎄


Senior Leadership Team

Head Mrs C Chandler-Thompson, BA (Hons) Exeter; PGCE  
Deputy Head (Pastoral) Mrs C Maddison BA Staffordshire, MSc, Leicester; PGCE
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

Junior School Leadership Team

Head of Junior School Mrs S Skevington, LLB (Hons) Sheffield; PGCE, EYP
Deputy Head of Junior School  Mrs M Gilfedder-Bonnar, LLB (Hons) Strathclyde; BSc (Honours) Psychology; PGCE (Maternity Leave)
Deputy Head of Junior School  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 9 and 10
Miss H Owen-Frawley, BA (Hons) Bristol; PGCE English
Miss N Rivers, BA (Hons) Brighton, PGCE English

Humanities Faculty

Mr M Connolly, BA (Hons) Nottingham, PGCE Head of History and Politics
Mr I Gerrard, BA Bangor; PGCE History
Mr B Crozier, BA (Hons), Leeds; PGCE    History/Extended Project Qualification and Teacher in charge of Debating
Mr S Barnett, BA (Hons), Lancaster, MA Lancaster; PGCE Head of Religious Studies
Ms M Rehman, BA Hons) Birmingham, PGCE Religious Studies & Head of Year 8, Teacher i/c Peer Mentoring 
Mr M Sodhi, BA (Hons) London, PGCE  Head of Economics & Business Studies 
Miss S Williams, MA Cantab (Cambridge); PGCE Head of Classics, Assistant Head of Sixth Form 
Mrs M Ryan, BA London  Latin 
Mrs L Stevens, BSc Plymouth; PGCE  Head of Geography and Educational Visits Co-ordinator 
Miss K Hickman, MA (Hons) Dundee; PGCE Geography, Head of House, Charities & Community
Ms R Sivyer, MSc, BA (Hons) London; PGCE Head of Psychology

Maths Faculty 

Mr S Tarr, MEng (Hons) Nottingham, PGCE Head of Maths Faculty
Ms W Short, MA Sussex, BSc Bath; PGCE Maths 
Mrs G Silvestros, BSc (Hons) Exeter; PGCE Maths
I Saumtally, BSc (Hons) York, PGCE Maths
Miss A Varathanathan, BSc (Hons) Open University; BEng (Hons) Manchester; PGCE Maths
Miss H Dickinson, BSc (Hons)Loughborough; PGCE Head of Computer Science
Mr D Nott, BSc, Reading  Director of IT and Teacher of Computer Science

Modern Foreign Languages 

Miss S Milne, BA (Hons) Exeter, PGCE (Maternity Leave) Head of MFL and Head of French
Ms P Eberlin, BA Joint Honours, Durham, PGCE

Head of MFL

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

Mrs T Chung, BA Canterbury; DipEd, TESOL Head of Mandarin 

Performing Arts Faculty 

Mrs J Tyrrell, BA Sussex; PGCE  Head of Drama and Head of Year 7 
Ms C Day, BMus, University of London; MA RADA; PGCE Head of Futures, Drama teacher
Mrs E Gunton, BMus (Hons), Royal College of Music, dipABRSM; QTS  Head of Co-Curricular & Outreach/Director of Music
Miss F Leo, BMus (Hons) Royal Academy of Music, London, MA Music Teacher

Physical Education Department 

Miss H Morrell, BSc (Hons) Brunel Director of Sport
Miss S Harris, BA (Hons) Brighton PE and Head of Year 11
Mrs L Brooks, BSc St Mary's; PGCE PE
Miss V May, BA (Hons), Liverpool (Maternity Leave) PE
Miss S Woosey, BA (Hons) Leeds, PGCE PE

Science Faculty

Dr A Mustafa, BSc Cantab. PhD Cantab; PGCE Head of Science Faculty
Mr D Laber, BSc Bristol; PGCE Head of Biology
Mrs K Elliott, BSc Cardiff; PGCE Biology and Head of Sixth Form
Miss M Tsikkinis, BSc Bristol, PGCE Head of Physics
Miss I Chowdhury, BSc London; MSc; PGCE Physics
Miss L Maggs, BSc (Hons) Portsmouth; PGCE Chemistry

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

Miss E Boylan, BA (Hons) Bristol

Year 1

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

Miss S Dowler, BA (Hons) Sheffield, 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 Coles, MA Cantab, GTP

Miss A Lucas, BA (Hons) Sheffield Hallam

Year 4

Ms P Griffiths BA (Hons) Greenwich

Mr N Mostert, Higher Dip in Education, South Africa

Year 5

Ms S Daly, BEd (Hons) Greenwich 

Mrs D Karakosta, BA South Africa

Year 6

Mrs L Nolan, BSc Hull; PGCE

Mrs S Burt, BSc, Bristol; PGCE


Ms A Hamburger, BA (Hons) Camberwell


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

Miss S Carter, BSc (Hons) Oxford Brookes, PGCE

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. J Truman, Foundation Degree in Early Years Education

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 

Ms. T Smith, BA Greenwich

Year 3

Miss M Crampton

Year 4

Miss I Shevalova BA Ukraine

Year 5/6 

Mrs D Galbraith, BTEC in Childhood Studies

Junior School Support Staff

junior school administrator

Mrs M Coles 

Administrative Assistants 

Ms S McCully

Mrs L Scrace

Mrs J Welsh


Miss N Douglas

IT Technician

Mr R Wraight

After School Care Supervisor 

Ms L Reis

After School Care Assistants 

Ms A Morris

Mrs E Cockings

Ms I Shevalova

Mrs K Sembhi

Ms R Changizi

Mrs P Dedman

Midday Supervisor

Mrs P Dedman

Mrs E Cockings

School Nurse

Mrs M Anto, BSc, Diploma of Higher Education in Children's 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 Director

Ms A Fuell, BA (Hons) Liverpool

Marketing Design and Communications Officer

Mrs S Torpey, BA (Hons) Falmouth

Alumnae Development & Marketing Events Officer 

Ms S MacLeod, BA (Hons) Hull

Finance Officer

Miss L Smith

Finance Assistant

Mrs A Lartey

Data and Senior Timetable Officer  

Miss M Wheeler

Admissions Officer 

Mrs F Nichols, BA London 

SLT Administrative Assistant and sixth form admissions 

Mrs A Allen 

IT Technician

Mr L Amber

Resources Centre Manager

Mrs D Glazebrook, BSc (Hons), Northumbria

SENCO and Learning Support Teacher

Mrs B Fitzpatrick, BEd (Hons), HDip and MA 

office Administrative Assistant   

Mrs A Taber 

Human Resources Assistant 

Mrs S Read 


Mrs J Smith (Morning)

Miss S Rowland (Afternoon)

School Nurse 

Mrs M Anto, BSc, Diploma of Higher Education in Children's Nursing

School Counsellor 

Mrs F Taylor, BACP

Teaching Assistant

Mrs K Tatzel

Laboratory Technicians 

Mrs A Birkett, MSc, BSc (Hons)

Ms W Cheng, MSc, BSC (Hons)

DT Technician

Miss J Spence, BA London

Art Technician

Miss I Copley, BA London

Language Assistants 

Ms H Simsolo

Ms I Ludzik

Mrs K Tatzel

Facilities Manager

Mr A Merryweather

Enterprise Caretaker 

Mr T Cole 


Mr S Meredith (also Mini Bus Driver)

Mr J Roue

Mr T Cole 

Mr F Greaves

Mini Bus Drivers

Mr R Eyers (supply caretaker and mini bus driver)

Ms S Samuels

Gap year tutors 

Miss M Pluke

Miss E Bermingham

Miss E Speers

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.  

Mr D Atterbury-Thomas Chairman

Mrs J Eastaugh

Ms J Fenner

Ms R Hafez

Dr S Humayun

Mrs K James

Mrs E Little

Ms R Russell


Visiting Music Staff at Senior School

Brass and Oboe

Miss M Hardman, BMus (Hons), PG Dip 

Clarinet and Saxophone 

Mr L Hignell, BMus, GGSM

Electric and Acoustic Guitar 

Mr N Luckett, LGSM 


Mrs K Blonz, MMus, PG Dip 


Miss C Venton, ARCM 

Ms M Obejera, BMus

Ms R Bouwmeester, PG Dip

Violin and Viola 

Mr A Dennant, BA (Hons)


Ms N Wydenbach, BA (Hons), BMus, GradDip (RCM) 

Mrs J Riley BA (Hons), PG Dip (RAM), LRAM

Miss M McGhee, BMus (hons), MA Vocal Performance


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

Violin & Viola

Miss E Laurie BMus (Hons)

Ms A Ruscoe, BMus


Ms H Chapman, BMus, PG Dip


Ms M Obejera, BMus

Miss K Ewins, GRSM, LRAM, LTCL

Miss L Da Silva, BMus, LRAM

Miss G Mo, MMus, BMus

Mr W Butterworth

Clarinet and Saxophone

Miss K Ewins, GRSM, LRAM, LTCL


Ms M Pinho da Silva Ramos, BMus, MMus 


Ms M Pinho da Silva Ramos, BMus, MMus 


Mr D Black, MMus, BMus


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


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


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