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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.


Discover more about Blackheath High Senior School. Register today for our Virtual Taster Morning for Year 5 girls and their parents:

January 20

Educational Comment from the Senior Leadership Team - Mrs Gilfedder-Bonnar

“Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.” 
Paulo Coelho, The Pilgrimage

We began our Spring Term with an Inset day and while you may think that this involves teachers catching up on Christmas news and drinking copious amounts of coffee, it is actually a day for learning. One of our academic aims this year is to continue to develop a coherent and clear approach to learning support that is communicated to pupils, parents and staff. To assist with our aim, we invited Nerys Hughes, Advanced Paediatric Occupational Therapist and Clinical Director of 'Whole Child Therapy,' to discuss the sensory, environmental and behavioural challenges that can make it difficult for pupils with learning needs to access learning.

She spoke with the teachers and teaching assistants on how to best cater for our pupils experiencing difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia. She explained how a recent ten year study showed that as many as 89% of pupils who have Special Educational Needs (SEN) are extremely bright and have great learning potential. We discussed not only the academic implications but also the pastoral implications and how to empathise with and promote wellbeing for pupils with SEN. It was a useful and informative session and Nerys left us with a wide range of new and existing practical tools to explore in the classroom.

We are very fortunate to have a dedicated and experienced team at Juniors and courses, such as this, allow us time to reflect on best practice, refresh our knowledge, and remain up-to-date with the latest educational research and pedagogy. Much of what was discussed linked with our ongoing work on Mindfulness and Carol Dweck’s Growth Mindset. This relates to another of our academic aims which is to promote inspirational teaching which provides challenge, stimulates depth of learning and is based upon cultivating a growth mindset amongst pupils. Cultivating a growth mindset approach in our classrooms helps not only our SEN pupils, but all our pupils. In fact, the notion of growth mindset is as applicable to staff as it is to the pupils. We teach the children how to improve, not because they are not good enough, but because they can be even better. The same is true for us as teachers.

Mrs Gilfedder-Bonnar
Deputy Head, Junior School 

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