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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


Every week the Eco Club surprise us with yet another fantastic achievement! Thanks to them, the Senior School now has a beautiful pond area, even featuring bee, bird, and hedgehog houses for wildlife. Can't wait to see the what you do next, Eco Club! 🦔


As one of their Community Engagement sessions, Year 11 and 12 made a whopping 77 portions of veggie pasta bake for Evelyn Community Store , which is linked with a food bank. Well done girls, you’re pasta-tively amazing! 🍝


Last week, the celebrated its first Earth Day as a CarbonNeutral® organisation! This certification has been achieved through reducing our own emissions internally, and supporting four emission reduction projects around the world.


Last term, our German students had the delight of watching German play 'Horoskop' performed for them. Read Laura in Year 10's summary of the show here:


Congratulations to Ella Greer, who competed at the Swim England London Regionals in March and did really well! Ella even made two finals in 200 Fly and 50 Backstroke. Fantastic work! 🏊‍♀️


Last Friday was Earth Day, and to celebrate the announced its new Sustainability mantra: One World, One Future, One Chance. This ethos will see all of the wonderful eco campaigns our girls have initiated united under one strategy.


We are thrilled to have a student from on the GDST Select Cricket team! Hope an exhilarating time was had by all 🏏


Well done, mini marathon winners! And well done on yet another brilliant photo 📷


Pupils from Year 3 to 7 took part in yesterday's mini-marathon on our beautiful Heath.


Blackheath High alumna Yuan Chen has been shortlisted for the WeAreTheCity Rising Star Award! The award recognises women who have made notable contributions within their industry. You can vote for Yuan here: We're rooting for you, Yuan!


Wonderful teamwork from the U13's netball team! Here's to an excellent summer term of sport 🏆


Massive well done to Julia and Anwita for being shortlisted in the , a competition which sees GDST girls write 700 words on a STEM topic of their choice.


Have you booked your place for our Sixth Form and Senior School in Action open morning? It's happening tomorrow, so don't miss out! Sign up here to see what makes our school so great:


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Maths Week off to a flying start with some brain-tingling outdoor Maths challenges


The are committed to sustainability and the environment, and we're thrilled that findings by the Brookings Institute, have identified girls’ education as one of the best and most cost-effective investments against climate change. Read more:


Read Laila, Year 10's write up of the "slightly boggy" Silver D of E expedition to the New Forest:


Our Sixth Form and Senior School in Action open morning is next week! Book your place to see for yourself why Blackheath High School is a place where girls boldly go:


Year 12 Geography class went to Swanage on a field trip to learn about the physical and human geography there (as well as rocking some fabulous tracksuits). See the full article by Zoe, Year 12 here:



Liz littleLiz has held commercial, strategy and marketing roles across communications agencies and consultancies, as well as in businesses and most recently in the charitable sector.

Prior to graduating from Durham University, Liz was a student at Birkenhead High School GDST and enjoyed the benefits of a girls school education herself. She has been a governor at Blackheath since 2007 and is delighted to have the opportunity to contribute back to the GDST.



Sajid humayunSajid is School Governor with specialist interests in transition to Junior School, transition to higher education, and child and adolescent mental health.  

He is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Greenwich and Programme Leader for MSc Child and Adolescent Psychology and MSc Psychology (Research - Focused on the relationship between child and adolescent mental health, parenting and genetics and on evaluating interventions for child and adolescent mental health problems).


KATE JAMESBlackheath high school photo

Kate joined the board in 2016.  

She was previously a solicitor specialising in construction law and professional Indemnity litigation.  She took a career break after the birth of her son and thereafter worked with a charity providing education and support to vulnerable inner city teenagers. In this capacity she obtained a post compulsory education teaching qualification and an examination assessment qualification. She obtained experience in teaching the most challenging of students and training and mentoring/appraising fellow teaching colleagues.  

Kate was previously a governor at Babington House School where she sat on the curriculum, development, policies and marketing Committees.  

Kate has been a magistrate since 2006 and was the deputy chair of the South East London Magistrates Association.  She is a Presiding Justice in the South East London Adult Criminal Court and the Greater London Family court. She also mentors and appraises magistrates.  

In January 2021 Kate became a volunteer vaccinator in Eltham. 



George’s twin daughters, Katie and Louise, had a wonderful time at Blackheath High and in their final year were Head and Deputy Head Girls.  He read psychology and physiology at UCL and joined the London School of Economics in 1971. His career at the School includes the Department of Social Psychology; establishing and co-directing the Methodology Institute; Vice Chair of the Appointments Committee, and Pro-director Planning and Resources. His research interests include behavioural science; science in society; social and ethical implications of the life sciences, and quantitative and qualitative research methods. He has published in leading social science journals and in Science and Nature. 

Currently chair of LSE and Partners Consortium on Behavioural Science, conducting studies in support of European Commission Directives and policy discussions on tobacco health warnings, energy labelling; environmental footprints, on-line gambling and protective measures for children playing on-line games.  He is also participating in two EC Horizon projects on Research Integrity and WeNet: the internet of us.



Having worked for many years as an independent consultant supporting NHS organisations around service improvementIMG 3307, Julie now works primarily with organisations in the voluntary and community sector.  Much of her time is spent working with the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, which inspires and supports young people from under-represented and disadvantaged backgrounds to succeed in the career of their choice.

Having attended an all girls’ school before studying at Cambridge University, and with two school-age daughters of her own, Julie is passionate about education that gives every girl the skills and confidence to fulfil their potential. 



Professor Natascha Radclyffe-ThomasProfessor Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas EdD FRSA is Professor in Marketing and Sustainable Business at the British School of Fashion, GCU London. Natascha attended Blackheath High School and is delighted to still be in touch with many of her former BHS classmates. After studying economics at university Natascha founded a small luxury fashion business and later moved into fashion education teaching in Asia and North America. Natascha returned to London in 2012 and was awarded a prestigious Advance HE National Teaching Fellowship in 2016 in recognition of her innovative intercultural approach to teaching and learning. Natascha is Vice Chair of the UN Principles of Responsible Management Education UK and Ireland chapter with a particular interest in promoting gender equality and responsible consumption and production. Natascha became a Fellow of the RSA in recognition of her work promoting sustainability in fashion education, won the 2020 Case Centre Award for Ethics and Social Responsibility and was Runner Up in the Financial Times Responsible Business Education Awards in 2022. Natascha is a knitter, stitcher and make-do-and-mender!




Dr Iain Soulsby joined the Board of Governors at Blackheath High School at the start of the 2021/22 academic year. Iain has two daughters at the school, one in juniors and one in seniors, and he has played an active roll in the parent-teacher association (BHSA) over the last decade. He is also married to an alumni of Blackheath High.

Iain moved to Blackheath in 2000 on completion of his undergraduate dental training at Guys Hospital. He has worked in a number of dental practices around south east London, now dividing his time between surgeries in Blackheath and Croydon. The Soulsby family live close to the senior school in Blackheath Standard.

Outside of work Iain is a keen runner with a number of half marathons completed and is signed up to run the London Marathon in 2023. He enjoys cooking and wine appreciation, travel and spending time with friends and family.