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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

February 13

Spotlight on German

Our Head of German Mrs Turvey tells us about the rewards of learning German and how it can benefit a student's future.

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

This is my fourth year at Blackheath High School.

Can you tell me about your background?

I learnt languages at school – French from Year 7, German from Year 8. I loved both and took them to A Level. At A Level I discovered German literature and studied German history. It was this fascination that lead to me study German at university.

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

Students start German from scratch in Year 8 and have the opportunity to take it to GCSE and A Level. A wide variety of topics is covered throughout all years, including freetime and leisure, family and friends, youth culture, customs and traditions and school and education.

Is it a popular choice of subject?

German is very popular at Blackheath High School and there is a lot of enthusiasm for it. It can be a complex language to learn – like Latin, there are cases and three genders. However, I take students through their learning step by step and try to make lessons interesting and fun with quizzes and games.

What are the benefits of studying this subject?

German is a language in high demand, especially in the financial, scientific and engineering sectors of industry. The CBI recently named German as the language most employers want their employees to speak. With Brexit nearly upon us, the need for people who speak German is even greater. So as well as being intrinsically rewarding to learn, having a knowledge of German will serve students well later in life.

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

We have a lively and active German department and students can study the language to A Level. We have regular events such as German breakfast club and we go on trips. From Year 10, students have conversation lessons with our German assistant to practice their speaking skills. In September 2018, 20 of our students took part in an exchange with our partner school in Trier, Germany. Fewer and fewer schools do exchange trips but I am a great believer in them. The initial contact can even lead to a lifelong friendship. More trips are also on the agenda – we hope to go to the Christmas markets in Cologne later this year.

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

Most students enjoy the academic challenge of learning German – it is demanding but rewarding. Students also enjoy the trips. In the classroom, interactive quizzes like Kahoot and Quizlet are also very popular.

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