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Thank you ! With one more term left in our 140th Year, there's still time to make a pledge which will have a positive environmental impact on our local area or wider world. Please email pledges to:


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.

Latest news

January 17

Spotlight on Geography

Mrs Stevens talks about the benefits of Geography at Blackheath High School.

How long have you been teaching Geography at Blackheath High School?

This is my 13th Year at Blackheath High School.

Can you tell us about your background?

My career as a Geography teacher started 17 years ago. I have been involved in the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme for the majority of my career. I even met Prince Phillip at St James’ Palace two years ago to help with the distribution of Gold Awards to some of our alumnae! I am currently Head of Geography, Silver Duke of Edinburgh Coordinator and the Education Visits Coordinator.

What is covered in Geography? What are your students working on at the moment?

We pride ourselves on studying a wide range of topics in Geography, with a balance of physical and human Geography. In Key Stage 3, we introduce concepts through the study of contrasting continents. Year 7 are currently studying Africa whilst Year 8 are closer to home, studying Europe. Our Year 9s are embarking on the start of the GCSE syllabus with a focus on Urbanisation.

Is it a popular choice of subject?

Yes, at both GCSE and A Level. We usually have students continuing to study Geography at university every year. Elizabeth, one of our alumnae returns every year to speak at the cultural evening.

What are the benefits of studying this subject?

According to the UK’s Higher Education Statistics Agency (Hesa), Geography graduates are among the most likely to be employed. More than 90 per cent are in work or further study within six months of graduating. This is due to their combination of transferrable skills including problem-solving and critical thinking. But beyond this, we hope students gain a greater appreciation of the world around them and the positive and negative impact we are having on it.

What are the benefits of studying at Blackheath High School? What is unique about here?

Miss Hickman and I collaborate with all KS3 and 4 lesson planning. We use Firefly extensively for our lesson delivery and assessment. Students appreciate how they can access all their lesson materials remotely and interactively. We constantly strive to keep our subject contemporary. We are currently planning a new Year 8 Scheme of Work on ‘plastic pollution’, for example one lesson will explore ocean currents through the journey of 29,000 rubber ducks. 

We try and utilise our excellent location in our teaching, for example studying ecosystems in Oxleas Woods, river studies on the Thames and we also have excellent links with QMUL university and the local Geographical Association which supports our KS5 students.

Is there a particular aspect of the course that students tend to enjoy?

It seems our students love the lessons that involve food! Recently Year 8 made delicious pizzas in the kitchen to help appreciate the idea of ‘food miles’ and the wider implications of the food industry. Last week Year 9 used smarties to replicate population cohorts and how different events can alter the birth rate, death rate and the total population of a country.

Many of our interactive lessons can be seen on our Twitter and Instagram pages at #BHSGEOGRAPHY.


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