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26/09/20

Our Sixth Form Virtual Open Day is now live! Click here to join: https://t.co/3TUICBznzn https://t.co/Vl7gIfQatg

26/09/20

Our Senior School Virtual Open Day is now live! Click here to join: https://t.co/oH2nwJuEQX https://t.co/VcgboFCMra

26/09/20

Our Virtual Open Day is now live! Click here to join: https://t.co/bSB3xC998i Junior School, 9am – 11am Senior School, 10am – 12pm Sixth Form, 12pm - 1pm https://t.co/yD5LJ7WMs8

25/09/20

Everyone was so inspired. Thank you so much again! ⭐️ https://t.co/VCfSZjBZgA

25/09/20

Our Head of Futures, Miss Day, hosts the amazing at today’s inspiring Wollstonecraft Lecture learning all about studying science and careers in healthcare. Thank you 👏👏 https://t.co/z4Ii25WZBC

25/09/20

Amazing! 💫💫 https://t.co/L0TrwJzrks

25/09/20

Amazing work, girls 👏👏👏 https://t.co/VefKfBU6yg

24/09/20

There's still time to sign-up to our Sixth Form Virtual Open Day on Saturday 26 September, from 12pm, to find out more about our incredible Sixth Form. Registration will close at 12pm on Friday 25 September. https://t.co/cll8qmIf0i https://t.co/0umGPmqMdW

24/09/20

Don't forget to sign-up to our Virtual Open Day on Saturday 26 September, from 9am, to find out all about our amazing school: https://t.co/cll8qmIf0i Registration will close at 12pm on Friday 25 September. We can't wait to give you a warm Blackheath High welcome! https://t.co/Z0dIyYTPBc

23/09/20

We can’t wait for this! Looking forward to hearing all about your amazing work https://t.co/oEStzomJJe

22/09/20

Great work girls!! 👏👏👏 https://t.co/gQWnjdNMcv

22/09/20

Great to see our Junior School girls enjoying our delicious and healthy lunches today! https://t.co/u6Ip83LsQ9

21/09/20

Retweeted From GDST Alumnae Network

Build your professional network. The brand new alumnae network is now online! Join for new connections today — https://t.co/08dK2iGA3a. https://t.co/h0i4XGMlXr

21/09/20

Some of our students starting the week learning Tai Chi as part of our Blackheath High School academic enrichment programme https://t.co/ecDFUNVL0s

21/09/20

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

The students are taking full advantage of having the heath on our doorstep in the beautiful weather. https://t.co/jIKlD6yABY

18/09/20

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: https://t.co/ajXh2SuVTI https://t.co/poaUdvEXx0

16/09/20

Retweeted From School House

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: https://t.co/1I43idOWka https://t.co/Ktp1PMQwWs

15/09/20

All smiles as Year 9 find their beat and try out drumming in today's music lesson 🪘 🎶 https://t.co/nWZRapfNnO

15/09/20

Some beautiful illustrations from our Year 11 students... enjoying taking inspiration on a sunny day 🦋🌸☀️ https://t.co/l2BcwLDzlQ

15/09/20

Retweeted From Primary Times London

🎉 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 👉 https://t.co/4XVYViCOfb https://t.co/34ozIK9cs5

14/09/20

Beautiful morning this morning in Blackheath. Looking forward to the new school week ☀️ https://t.co/GFCS1qBOpr

11/09/20

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. https://t.co/nTlh0p3kgp https://t.co/XMEZZTyT1a

11/09/20

🌸🌼🐝🐝🐝 https://t.co/KsBjzsv3Cr

10/09/20

“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 ✨💫 https://t.co/UchARw1Mu9

10/09/20

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 👏👏👏 https://t.co/PrR7YhkwVp

10/09/20

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

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!! https://t.co/FA85xwEkcB

10/09/20

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Fabulous opportunities for our sixth formers and alumnae here 👇🏼 https://t.co/oRLyovFeZ8

09/09/20

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Covid safe Mussorgsky beat! https://t.co/2pZiQO6y8J

07/09/20

Retweeted From BHS Music

No more palm oil based shampoo, conditioner or soap for Mrs Gunton. Thank you https://t.co/SEumnTUkab

04/09/20

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: https://t.co/WxQboUdEDg https://t.co/CcvKO6WiQX

03/09/20

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

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

03/09/20

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

By 8.45 all Junior girls back in school, staggered starts done. So pleased to have you back! https://t.co/rjxSncapec

03/09/20

So happy to welcome back our girls to school this morning for the first day of term. Have a great day girls! https://t.co/7R74laaqkn

27/08/20

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! 👏👏 https://t.co/xOfR8BOzTd

21/08/20

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. https://t.co/yHtRjXKJUj https://t.co/u1OxrItG8Q

21/08/20

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. https://t.co/5lLpDonBH5 https://t.co/h7y6JgwUcq

20/08/20

Retweeted From Steven Henderson

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.

20/08/20

Retweeted From Steven Henderson

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!

Latest news

August 18

Shooting stars: our GCSE students shine as they look forward to the future and life in Sixth Form

This year has been a year like no other for GCSE students. On GCSE results day, we are celebrating and reflecting on all the hard work and incredible experiences of our students throughout their time at Blackheath High School and as they look forward to the next chapter of school life in Sixth Form.

From studying GCSE Astronomy at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, to tackling the Duke of Edinburgh Award, taking part in a range of clubs on offer, from sport to drama to art and mentoring younger students, our girls have made the most of every opportunity and have done so much to give back to the school community.

As our students learned that exams would be cancelled, we introduced our ‘Excelerate 2020’ programme for our Year 11s and Year 13s. For Year 11 students, we aimed to use this time to help them “bridge the gap” between GCSE and A-level, to both deepen and widen students’ knowledge and prepare them for A-level study. Delivered through a series of online courses, including lecture-style and seminar group discussions, along with guided independent study, our courses ranged from Latin American History to French Culture, Introduction to Politics, Theatre and Performance to Business planning and the Economic Environment.

Reflecting on the girls’ achievements, Head Carol Chandler-Thompson said “We are so incredibly proud of all our GCSE students this year. Throughout their time with us at Blackheath High, they have worked incredibly hard and had fun - making the most of all the school has to offer, whilst doing so much to support to younger students and give back to the school.

“This year has been a year like no other and one none of us could have predicted. They have faced this uncertainty with positivity and resilience and have supported each other through challenging times. They are all stars, now and for the future, and I know they will continue their studies with the same spirit and determination they have always shown”.

 

Freya

After a challenging and uncertain year, Freya was among those very happy to be awarded her GCSE results, and is now looking forward to new challenges ahead. 

Freya joined Blackheath High School from central London’s Prior Weston Primary School along with her twin sister Rafi in Year 7 after she found the school to be warm and welcoming when she visited for one of our “taster days”. Since joining, Freya has loved being involved in school sports teams, including hockey, rounders, cricket and tag-rugby, with the school’s Sports Day a highlight every year. Another big highlight since joining was taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze expedition in Year 9, which she describes as a “really great challenge” and included days of walking and evening games back at the campsite. When possible, Freya hopes to complete her silver award in Sixth Form. 

In Year 11, Freya was a “buddy” to a small group of Year 7 pupils, helping new students to the school settle in and understand everything the school has to offer. Along with her sister Rafi, she ran the Year 7 Homework Club, providing an opportunity for students to get help with their studies. 

Freya says she is “very proud” to have been awarded a scholarship to study in the Sixth Form at Blackheath High School. Looking forward to a new phase in her time at Blackheath High School, she says she is “very excited” having “more independence” in the Sixth Form at Blackheath High where she will study Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry and then hopes to go to university.

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Rafi

Rafi joined Blackheath High School in Year 7, along with her twin sister Freya, from central London’s Prior Weston Primary School. Rafi chose Blackheath High School after attending the school’s “taster days” and finding the school friendly, supportive and “accepting of people from different backgrounds and different needs”.

In Year 7, Rafi discovered her love for design and building after taking Design Technology lessons for the first time. She says “I would not have found my love for design without the school’s resources.  I have had the opportunity to design and make many things, which I have enjoyed so much”. For her GCSE DT project, Rafi created a half-sized metal prototype for a flat-packable, folding walker for elderly people and has secured a future work experience placement with civil and structural engineering firm, Parmarbrook.  

Another highlight for Rafi was studying GCSE Astronomy at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, with some classes taking place in the planetarium where students having the opportunity to use the observatory telescope at night.  She says, “I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to take GCSE Astronomy, as it was so interesting and I learned so much. I never thought I would know the difference between a meteor, a meteorite, an asteroid and a comet!”. 

Rafi has also loved trying trampolining as part of school PE lessons, taking part in school trips to Iceland, the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award and becoming a Year 11 buddy to new Year 7 students. A talented scientist, she has been awarded the Ana Windibank Prize for Science, the School Prize for Design Technology and a Sixth Form scholarship.
 
In Sixth Form, Rafi will continue her passion for design and study Design Technology, Physics, Maths and Further Maths for my A-levels. Alongside her studies, she plans to try rowing and hopes to attend university to continue her studies in engineering and design.

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Roberta joined Blackheath High School from Plumstead Manor School in Year 9 and has made the most of every opportunity during her three years with us. 

Roberta has participated in a host of societies and clubs including debating, criminology and netball, which saw her compete as part of the school team in many competitions. She has also completed her I have also completed my Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award, which she credits with securing her first job as a volunteer in a charity shop. Roberta also took part in the school performance of Grease – the “biggest performance” she has ever participated in - performed at Greenwich Theatre, with other highlights including taking part in cricket tournaments and the school fashion show, a Geography field trip to Juniper Hall and a school trip to Thorpe Park.

Committed to supporting younger students in all areas of school life, Roberta has also been a Peer Mentor since Year 10, being involved in after school support sessions as a listener to others as well as in assemblies and meetings to raise awareness of the scheme. She says the experience has helped her become more compassionate in helping and supporting others and has developed her communication skills. 

Roberta says it’s the people that have made her experience so far at Blackheath High School so special, saying “My year group is filled with such amazing people. My friends and the people around me have made every day enjoyable”.

In Sixth Form, Roberta is going on to study Maths, Chemistry, French and an EPQ, where she hopes to follow her interest in cyber law and technology and research how we are protected from hackers as well as delving deeper into other areas of internet crime. She says she is “excited to study my most favourite subjects in more detail” and hopes to secure work experience in science labs or as part of court cases. After finishing Sixth Form, Roberta hopes to attend university and is currently considering studying law, linking to science and technology fields.

 

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Sharmalyne

Sharmalyne joined Blackheath High School in Year 7, having been impressed by the school’s “state of the art facilities” and finding “the staff and students so welcoming during open days”.

In Year 7, Sharmalyne took up computer science – a brand new subject for her – and which has since become a passion. In Year 8 she took part in the government-run Cyber Discovery Challenge and discovered the lack of women in the cyber security industry. Ever since, she has been “determined to change this” and has taken every opportunity at school to help put her on the path to fulfilling her ambition of becoming “a leading figure in the industry”.

Sharmalyne has already started to develop her leadership skills within the school community, being part of the School Council during Years 7-10, as well as a Form Captain, Digital Leader and Maths Mentor, which she has really enjoyed. She says the school offers many leadership roles and responsibilities for students, which has made her realise she “enjoys speaking up for others and being a ‘voice of the people’”.

Throughout her time at Blackheath High School, Sharmalyne has also enjoyed being part of the hockey team, Art Club and Drama Club and other highlights have included rowing on the Thames and visits to see Wicked at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre. She says she has “made lifelong friends and being at Blackheath High School has given me many opportunities and the chance to go places that I wouldn’t have been able to at any other school”.

In Sixth Form, Sharmalyne will study Computer Science, Maths, Classical Civilisations, German and an EPQ related to Computer Science. She then hopes to carry out a degree apprenticeship in Computer Science. 

 

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