to our Senior School Virtual Open EVENT

This online event is designed to help you and your daughter learn more about the exciting life here at Blackheath High School.


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Simply follow the running order below (recommended for the best viewing experience), clicking on and watching the film content as you go, to learn about life at Blackheath High School. If you are watching the videos on a mobile, you can tap the video twice in order to view them in full screen.

Then experience our Q&A Panel Event Webinar with the Head, Deputy Head, and students from Years 8, 9, 10 and 12.


A warm welcome from the Head,

Mrs Carol Chandler-Thompson 

(1 min)


Welcome from our Year 11 girls

(30 secs)





The Head's Talk: 

Discover the unique DNA that guides every decision, every pupil and every teacher through life at Blackheath;  

Academic Excellence  I  Wellbeing & Happiness  I  Diversity  I  Our Empowering Girls First Ethos


(10 mins)






Deputy Head – Academic


Discover how our broad curriculum

opens minds, unlocks passions and

ensures our students

are equipped for the future

(5 mins)


Deputy Head – Pastoral


Learn how wellbeing, happiness,

and a balanced life is key for

academic success, and beyond


(3 mins)





Learn from our Director of Sport about the 

sporting opportunities to ensure

every student discovers a

life-long love of sport and fitness

(3 mins)





Learn from our Director of Music about the

music opportunites, including

free Music Taster courses

taught by world class musicians

(3 mins)





Meet Saffron, our Head Girl, who talks about her experience of Blackheath High School - from performing at the Edinburgh Festival to giving back to the community

(3 mins)





Taster Lessons & DEMOS

Next, spend up to 30 minutes taking part in two of three of our specially created interactive taster lessons aimed at students in Year 5, from our talented teachers. Or choose to have a deep dive into our Art & Design departments with a DT Demo and a mini gallery of some GCSE Artwork.


(We suggest making the films full screen for the best experience)


Taster Lessons


1. Horrible Histories Tour of

the Ancient Britons

with Mr Crozier

(10 mins)




 2. Beat It! A fun, interactive

rhythmic music session

with Mrs Gunton

(15 mins)




3. Maths Masterclass:

 Patterns & Sequences

with Mr Tarr

(7 mins)






Design Demos & GCSE Art Gallery 



Our Head of Design 

and trained architect, Mr Masters, takes

you through the design process

(and losing control of the design process!)

(6 mins)





Follow a DT Demo where Mr Masters shows

how creativity and inspiration

at Blackheath High School comes from

‘breaking the design rules’

(14 mins)







If you are an aspiring artist, please enjoy a 

snapshot of our GCSE Artwork here.


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The Head's Q&A Panel Webinar Event with Deputy Head and students from Years 8, 9, 10 and 12







Learn more about what our Guided Home Learning and our response to Covid-19

(4 mins)





Enjoy the award winning musical performance of Snow Patrol's Chasing Cars by our hugely talented music group, The Rolling Tones and Higgins Quartet, recorded during lockdown - not to be missed!

(3 mins)







We want our students to explore their passions, find new ones and broaden their minds. With over 80 co-curricular clubs, there is something for every girl. Here are our girls in action to give a flavour of what's on offer

(4 mins)










Roberta Sharmalyne


Take a Virtual 360 tour of our Blackheath High Senior School & Sports Campus


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Scholarships & Bursaries - Learn more about how to apply for an 11+ Academic, Art, Music or Sports Scholarship Award

(2 mins)






'GDST Spirit' 

Watch this short film to learn about what it means to be a GDST girl 

(2 mins)






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We would like to thank you for attending our Virtual Open event; we hope you enjoyed your experience.

We would very much welcome any feedback you may have, so please email it to us here. You can explore our website further or download a prospectus below. If you would like us to send you a prospectus pack in the post, please contact our Admissions team.

More information on Scholarships and Bursaries, plus all the admissions key dates can be found here. Alternatively, please do not hesitate to contact our wonderfully warm Admissions department to help guide you through the 11+ amd 13+ Admissions process. 

We have a comprehensive new school transport service to help students travel to and from school safely. Find out more here.


Please download a PDF brochure:


Senior Prospectus Co Curricular Into Senior School GDST Brochure


Click on the button below to apply for your place