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Well done to Ezie in Year 13 for the incredible accolade of being named among the 10 best Spanish students in the UK by the Spanish Embassy .


So wonderful to see kites being flown on the heath. Yet another reminder of our charmed location 🪁 Thanks for sharing


'Avant la pluie, je n'avais pas besoin de porter un manteau' - read more Year 9 French poetry along the theme of 'then and now' here:


For everyone missing music lessons and performances at school over the summer break, remember to check out Blackheath 's fantastic online Summer Courses. There's something for everyone - adults included:


Over the summer we are reflecting on the past 6 months, and how much we've learned as a community and team at Blackheath High School. Who knew we would become overnight experts in virtual events? Read the write-up of our successful forum here:


Learn more about 3+, 11+ and 16+ admissions to Blackheath High School at our pioneering Virtual Open Day on Saturday 26 September. Register here:


Combining our love of learning languages with our passion for food? Where do we sign up?! Learn more about how our students are getting involved with the Linguachef prize here:


We are so proud of Beatrix who won in the Years 7, 8 and 9 category with her poem 'PHOENIX' in the Laurie Magnus poetry prize. Read it here:


From the inspirational teaching team led by to the sun beaming through our iconic rainbow roof, it's easy see why our Junior School has been shortlisted for Best Prep School of the Year. Learn more at our Virtual Open Morning:


A round of applause please for our Duke of Edinburgh students who have completed a total of 481 hours of voluntary service to our community 👏👏👏


Our teachers are a talented bunch, but who knew that Mr Barnett is a former figure skater with experience in global championships? Read more here:


This is lovely, thank you so much for pausing and doing something positive & thoughtful for our shared ecosystem


If only everyone's Tuesday could be a Disco Day. Reception have the right idea 👩‍🎤🧑‍🎤🎙️


Thank you for sharing, and 😊


During 2020 our entire school community has risen to new challenges & our resilient spirit has prevailed. We have also been shortlisted for both Best Girls’ School & Prep School of the Year. Register for our 26 September Virtual Open Day to find out why:


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A quick fire workout to get you through to the weekend


We hope our Year 7 of 2020 are as excited to start as we are to welcome them ☺️


Welcome back Year 3!


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Blast your way through the rest of the week with this quick workout Get your heart bumping and body moving


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So nice to drop in on our and Year 5s enjoying our Senior School . Looking very mature and studious!


Quite the achievement - well done girls, and thank you for keeping us moving throughout the summer term! A real bunch of superstars 💫💫💫


A short and snappy workout for Wednesday morning from


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Hydration, hydration, hydration! Something we should spend more time ensuring Try this challenge to see if you are usually hydrated!


🎼The countdown to the premiere of our Summer Concert has begun! Still time to check you have popcorn in stock before the music starts at 6pm tomorrow:


A lot to look forward to in Sixth Form.


Creating new and healthy habits can be a real challenge - do you drink enough water? 🌊


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Try this 10 minute challenge to kick start your weekend Get it done!


Our Taster Morning experience this Saturday is so close we are ‘virtually’ there! There’s still time to register for those interested in joining Year 7 in 2021:


For anyone still needing to wake up today, this challenge is for you!


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Very good of to arrange such beautiful weather for me to greet our smiling girls at juniors this morning - I’m sure gate duty is like this all year round 🤣☔️


A wonderful example of Guided Home Learning - top work Misha.


We’re trying something a little bit different, join us this Saturday to see Blackheath High School through the eyes of a Senior School student. Year 5 girls and their parents can register here:


A huge well-done to everyone involved in the Virtual Senior School Sports Day. It's incredible seeing the Blackheath community keeping fit and supporting each other during lockdown.


Push, push Tilly 💪 - a great sports day effort!


Great work girls!


Good work on the 15km, Kate, and good luck on the dismount 🚴🏅


Bonus points for puppy compliance 👍👍


Brilliant. Good to see a family effort bright and early on this beautiful Monday ☀️


Let's get a tally going! Join in with Sports Day and let's see how many kilometres can we collectively walk, run or cycle today.


Discover more about Blackheath High Senior School. Register today for our Virtual Taster Morning for Year 5 girls and their parents:

Our Leadership Team

Meet the leadership team at Blackheath High School, a leading London independent school for girls.

Head - Mrs Carol Chandler-Thompson

Carol chandler thomson head for slt profile

My career has been devoted to teaching and leading in highly successful independent girls’ schools in London and abroad - Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls in Elstree, North London Collegiate School in Edgware and North London Collegiate School in Jeju, South Korea.


I have an overall responsibility for the strategic leadership of Blackheath High School. I aim to create and share a vision which expresses the core values of the school and champion excellence in every aspect of education provided by the school.


Head of Juniors - Mrs Sarah Skevington

Sarah Skevington Junior Head for SLT profileWhen I discovered the joys and challenges of child development with my own three children, it prompted a career change from solicitor to teacher. I specialise in Early Years education but have experience across the primary age range at a variety of independent and state schools within London.


I am responsible for leading and directing the Junior School in close partnership with the Head. My intentions are to motivate and inspire girls and teachers to achieve the best outcomes, academically and personally, through an exciting and challenging curriculum.

Deputy Head (Academic) - Mr Steven Henderson

Steven henderson selectBefore working in education my career began with a combination of orchestral management, working for a publisher and performing. I joined Blackheath High School from an Assistant Headship at Trent College (co-educational boarding and day school in Nottingham) and was previously Director of Music at Cokethorpe School in Oxfordshire.


I have overall responsibility for leading the academic work of the school so that each student can achieve her best, realise her academic ambitions and take a self-assured next step in her academic career, whatever it may be.

Deputy Head (Pastoral) - Mrs Catherine Maddison

Cathy Maddison Deputy Head (Pastoral)History and Politics Specialist

I have a passion for my subjects - History and Politics - and a commitment to lifelong learning, having studied for an MSc whilst teaching at Blackheath High School. I have taught at the best of both the state and independent sector in London - Nonsuch High School in Cheam as well as Blackheath High School.


I have an overall responsibility for leading the pastoral team and developing a vision for pastoral care that puts the student at the centre, and promotes positive mental health and wellbeing for all.

Deputy Head (Learning, enrichment and student progress) - Mrs Natalie Argile

Natalie argile asst head for slt profileChemistry Specialist

With an educational background in Chemistry, I am a passionate Science teacher with a particular interest in providing opportunities to develop the more creative side of the subject.  Having started my career in a vibrant and successful comprehensive in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, I then moved south to work in large grammar schools before joining Blackheath High in 2015. 


In my role as Deputy Head, I have responsibility for the Teaching and Learning ethos in our school and, therefore, staff development. I also ensure we provide an outstanding enrichment element within our varied curriculum, and work with our team to ensure students are making progress in their learning. 

Deputy Head of Juniors - Mrs Marie-Clare Gilfedder-Bonnar

Mc gilfedder bonnerFollowing a degree in law, I decided to pursue a career in teaching. I believe in lifelong learning and completed a degree in psychology while teaching at Blackheath High School. My experience spans across the independent and state sector, having taught in England, Scotland and the Netherlands. 


I work closely with the Head of Juniors and am responsible for academic matters. I oversee the curriculum, the timetables, assessment and reporting procedures, and Blackheath High School's Pillars of Learning.

Director of Finance and Operations

Rob ryan dfoI have a background in Education Finance and Management in schools, Trusts and Local Authority Education Departments over a period of 30 years. This involved delivering several major build projects on school sites. I hold the Diploma in School Business Management and am AAT qualified. I enjoy working in the school environment and, with two daughters of my own, I fully support the ethos and mission of Blackheath High in educating girls.


I aim to provide strategic support to the business of the school, including strategic and operational management of the administration, property, health and safety and finances of the School.