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Just over a week to go to our Virtual Open Day! We can't wait to give you a warm Blackheath welcome as we invite you to discover all about life at Blackheath High School. Sign-up here to join us:


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Blackheath High School GDST () are hosting its first virtual open day on Saturday 26 September, 9AM – 1PM for perspective students aged three to 18. Register and find out more and register below:


All smiles as Year 9 find their beat and try out drumming in today's music lesson 🪘 🎶


Some beautiful illustrations from our Year 11 students... enjoying taking inspiration on a sunny day 🦋🌸☀️


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🎉 OPEN DAY 🎉 will host its first Virtual Open Day on Saturday 26 September between 9am and 1pm. The day will be split into three sessions covering the Nursery and Junior School, Senior School and Sixth Form. Book here 👉


Beautiful morning this morning in Blackheath. Looking forward to the new school week ☀️


From studying GCSE Astronomy at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, sports and fitness on Blackheath and taking part in all clubs on offer, find out more about life at Blackheath High School at our Virtual Open Morning.




“Continue to be the rule breakers and the change makers” Teacher Sarah Harris with some inspiring words for the future for our very special 2020 valedictory event tonight ✨💫


Head leads the celebrations tonight marking all the successes of our 2020 GCSE and A-level students. Not in the way we’re used to, but a great evening marking all their amazing achievements in what has been a year like no other. Congratulations girls 👏👏👏


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Getting ready for our special valedictory event ⁦⁩ this evening - I hope the students all really enjoy it They, probably more than any year,deserve a great send off!!


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Fabulous opportunities for our sixth formers and alumnae here 👇🏼


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Covid safe Mussorgsky beat!


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No more palm oil based shampoo, conditioner or soap for Mrs Gunton. Thank you


Don't forget to sign up for our Virtual Open Day on Saturday 26 September to find out why we were shortlisted for both Best Girls’ School & Prep School of the Year. Register and find out more information here:


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Junior girls have huge ❤️. Yr5 Annika donated 15 inches of hair to Well done mum for the 9 inches and Georgia in too.


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By 8.45 all Junior girls back in school, staggered starts done. So pleased to have you back!


So happy to welcome back our girls to school this morning for the first day of term. Have a great day girls!


We couldn't be more proud of Leila, Year 4, for showing her creative flair and coming 3rd in the Young Wild Writer Competition! You can read her award-winning story, The City Fox, all about London's hidden wildlife here👇 Congratulations Leila! 👏👏


We can’t wait to welcome our GCSE students into our Sixth Form. Read all about Rafi’s time with us so far, as she looks forward to following her passion for Design Technology in the Sixth Form.


From performing at Greenwich Theatre and our fashion show to taking part in cricket tournaments, read all about Roberta’s time at Blackheath High School and what she’s looking forward to in Sixth Form.


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I want to publicly thank all our hard working teachers who contributed to the work of arriving at this year's results in exceptionally challenging circumstances, and to pass on thanks that parents have expressed today.


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Congratulations to all our GCSE candidates: you worked hard and achieved excellent results today. Now it's time to start dreaming about September's fresh start - can't wait to welcome a brilliant cohort into Sixth Form!


We’re so proud of all our GCSE students today and can’t wait to see what’s next. Read all about Sharmalyne’s experiences at Blackheath High as she follows her passion for Computer Science into Sixth Form and has big ambitions for the future


Our GCSE students have achieved so much throughout their time with us. From tackling the DofE Award to playing netball, hockey and tag-rugby, read all about Freya's experiences here as she celebrates GCSE success and looks forward to life in the Sixth Form


“So incredibly proud of our GCSE students. Throughout their time with us they have worked hard and had fun. They are all stars”. celebrates all the successes of our Year 11s


Congratulations to Dorcas who has taken every opportunity at Blackheath High to follow her passions for fashion and jewellery and will follow in the creative footsteps of fellow Blackheath alumna Mary Quant as she heads to university


On A-level results day, discusses the importance of a well-rounded education as the best possible preparation for the future in today's Evening Standard


Beyond proud of students who have achieved so much throughout their time with us at Blackheath High School and will always be part of the family. Read all about Natasha’s experience here


"Incredibly proud of all our A-level students today. Our girls have grown through these challenging times and I know more than ever that they will thrive as they embark on the next stage of their journey” pays tribute to Class of 2020


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:

Latest news

September 17

Spotlight on The Futures Programme

Our Head of Futures, Ms Day tells us all about the new exciting opportunities for girls at Blackheath High School to develop their journey through life.

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

I’m not sure you can really ‘teach’ Careers; my role is much more to do with guidance, helping the girls to take ownership of the development of their skills from Year 7 upwards and making opportunities and experience available to all. But in answer to your question, I was appointed Head of Careers in June 2018.

Why has your title changed from Head of Careers to Head of Futures?

There’s so much more to Careers than just a destination. A career is the individual’s journey through life, learning and work. To reflect the diverse range of activities and skills encompassed within the new Careers programme, the role of Head of Futures has been created to reflect a new, more formalised whole-school approach to career guidance, with unique Careers lessons being delivered through the PSHE curriculum from Year 7 upwards.

Students will learn to record their activities and skills on the Unifrog platform, developing an understanding and appreciation of their own strengths whilst steadily accruing a portfolio of skills which can be adapted later on to create a stunning CV. We have identified a specific way of delivering a whole school approach to career guidance, utilising the experience of key stakeholders such as teachers, parents and visiting speakers to provide excellence in careers provision at BHS.  

What sort of Careers activities and opportunities will the girls have?

For the first time at Blackheath High School, each form from Year 7 upwards will have a Careers Prefect, with two Careers Ambassadors in Year 12 and 13. Our new Futures Newsletter will keep parents up to date with the wide range of activities, experience and opportunities that girls can take advantage of.

All girls will benefit from the focussed Careers teaching embedded in the PSHE curriculum. Existing activities such as Look To The Future, Bright Horizons, Work Experience and the Wollstonecraft Speaker Series will complement the new Futures programme. In March, we will be hosting our first Futures Fair with a wide range of exhibitors and speakers. In addition, I’m delighted to be hosting the Girls School Association Careers cluster group meeting in the summer term, experts from across the GSA sharing best practice and developing new ideas.

Do you need to know what you want to do for a career when you’re at school?

Absolutely not! Apart from professions which require specific subject combinations at A-Level such as Medicine*, the most important thing is to get to know yourself well: what you enjoy, what your strengths are, what you’re interested in. This journey of self-knowledge begins in Year 7 and carries on throughout an individual’s lifetime. Regular research into different jobs and careers as well as speaking to adults – parents, grandparents, teachers – can really help students to make informed decisions later on in their school career. In addition, from Year 7 we develop the students’ interpersonal and communication skills, building each girls’ confidence and willingness to take risks.

(*and even then, you’re not locked into a career for life)

What are you most looking forward to this year?

Probably the Futures Fair in March. We’ve got some amazing speakers and exhibitors booked already. It will be great to be able to meet students from other schools as well. I’m really looking forward to sharing our school with so many visitors and providing a useful, interesting and engaging afternoon of events and exhibitors.

What surprising fact don’t we know about you?

In 2015 I wrote the book, music and lyrics for ‘UKIP! The Musical’, which sold-out at the Edinburgh Festival and won an award from The Stage, then we had a London run. I followed this with ‘Brexit at Tiffany’s’ in 2017 – a love story between Nigel Farage and Donald Trump! It was a terrific experience; I’d love to have time to write another satirical musical to complete the trilogy...

Find out more about Blackheath High, a private London secondary school, and the full guidance, help and support we offer our girls throughout their school years.

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