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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

May 24

Building resilience and bravery in Elite Commando Survival activities

Elite Commando Group (ECG) was set up and founded by former Royal Marines Commandos. They offer their skills and expertise running a range of courses that aid team building and personal development.

The Elite Commando Group ran an enrichment day for our Key Stage 2 pupils in our Junior School. They provided activities where the focus was on building resilience, bravery and learning through practical activity. Every girl was challenged during the event and everyone received a certificate of achievement from the army instructors.

Year 5: 

Key Stage 2 pupils enjoyed the Elite Commando Survival activities during P.E. We were all so excited about it and we were chatting about it all the way to the field. When we got there we were split into two groups, our group got to choose what we wanted to do first. It was a very hard decision as there were tyres, a fire and an inflatable course. The first thing we all did was a warm up. We had to get into partners and hold each other’s shoulders and try and get each other’s feet, then we got on our hands and legs and try and get our partner on the ground and the last part of the warm up was sitting down back to back with our partner and then trying to stand up at the same time. It was a great way to start.

One group began with the fire activity, they learnt the main products that make a fire and the different ways you could use one. The best bit for everyone was when we were given marshmallows to roast, they were so delicious! 

The tyre activity began by us being split into two groups to race against each other. We were given 6 truck tyres and the challenge was to get our team across a large square without touching the ground. It was hard because if we fell off the tyres we had to do five push ups! It was also tricky because there were not enough tyres for everyone, so we had the have four people on one tyre and you then had to work out how to reuse the other tyres. One teams’ technique was to set out the tyres one in front of the other, three people then got on one and then they moved across to the net one and so on. When or if you ran out of tyres the people on the last one had to move up and then you could pass the tyre to the person in front.  It worked out to be a really good strategy and one that the other teams used as well!

The third activity was the inflatable obstacle course.  Strangely it was really good fun simply because it was quite scary! It was very exciting though and we learnt lots of new skills. Lots of us helped each other on the last obstacle by pulling down the hoops so they could get through the top hoop and finish the course.  Some of us were awarded army caps for resilience, team work and for being brave and everyone received a certificate of achievement.  The activities were all challenging but great fun. We all agreed that everyone really enjoyed the army day. We also all think it has helped us build up stamina for PGL.


Comments from Year 3 and 4:

'It was great fun cooking marshmallows on the fire, they tasted sooooo good'

'I loved the obstacle course as it was fun and I have not done anything like that ever before'

'The inflatable was great, I was terrified of all the balls the first time but the second time I just loved falling down into them'

'When I first saw the obstacle course I thought it looked easy, but it was actually quite hard. I kept getting stuck on the poles but my friends helped me and then it was ok'

'I liked the tyre race because you were not allowed to touch the grass, our team managed to get across to the other side of the cones first.  We won!'

'Today showed me I have to be resilient because for the obstacle course, you had to run through a tunnel, I banged my nose because I lost my balance but I kept going a I wanted to try all the other obstacles on the course'

'When we did the tyre activity, I learnt that you need to help each other to achieve the goal and work as a team'

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