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26/05/22

On 9 May, our music students performed in the annual Pop Fest concert, held at Up The Creek comedy club. It was a fantastic night of exceptional musical talent, with group and solo performances from students in all years. Huge well done everyone involved! https://t.co/1E8D84r9QE https://t.co/NaYTfgvp1B

26/05/22

Not only do our girls succeed academically - they also complete a myriad of other achievements that make each one shine. ISI rated the quality our pupils' achievements as "excellent" 🌟 Read the report here: https://t.co/R9DXcqshGp https://t.co/PwPaD18Uab

25/05/22

We are recruiting for a Senior Alumnae, Development & Marketing Events Manager. This is a great opportunity for a creative marketing professional to use their skills to play a key role in the delivery of our alumnae relations strategy. Apply here by 8 June https://t.co/MUfG9gFztn https://t.co/ls8vun1lOh

25/05/22

On the last day of the Spring Term, the much-loved House Debate made a long-awaited return! All of our teacher-student teams made some exceptional arguments, but the Paragon team of Mr Sodhi and Jess McLaughlin came out victorious 🏆 https://t.co/KcLXIDV82E https://t.co/wvHgefT4La

24/05/22

We are delighted to invite all alumnae to a Summer Garden Party this Thursday, 26th May. Join us for cocktails, street food and to share memories with your old school friends and teachers. We look forward to welcoming you back to school! RSVP here: https://t.co/ixaFeWCJqy https://t.co/aBrHTM8O9x

24/05/22

On 11th May, our new Head Student Team attended the TSB 'Women of the Future' event, where they heard from an impressive range of female role models. Thanks to CBE DL, Founder and Chair of the Women of the Future Programme! https://t.co/2z1U9SguKh

23/05/22

Here at Blackheath High, our girls and their personal development are very important to us. We're so pleased that our recent ISI report rated us "excellent" on this category - it means we are succeeding in our mission! Read our report highlights here: https://t.co/A2LDfuvPI3 https://t.co/E7K4gwxu6z

23/05/22

A rare opportunity at Blackheath High Junior School in September 2022 - recently rated ‘excellent in all areas’ by the ISI, this is an exciting time to join our exceptional Junior School. We’re currently accepting applications for Years 3 & 4 - apply today https://t.co/tnuZU5PbIN https://t.co/s85EqGYasE

20/05/22

After the lovely weather this week, we couldn't end it in any other way… an Eco Club update! Mrs Bijnen's stick insects have grown even bigger, and the caterpillars are all in their own chrysalis, soon to emerge as beautiful butterflies. We can't wait! https://t.co/6K8aRebkan

20/05/22

Huge congratulations to the Junior School Art department for the spectacular art show last week! The theme was Celebration, and a celebration indeed it was, showcasing our girls' incredible talent and creativity. https://t.co/4ZlvY97J4e https://t.co/gPHvtYTssa

19/05/22

We are delighted to announce that Blackheath High School GDST has been recognised as "excellent in all areas" by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) after their recent inspection in 2022, the highest rating obtainable. Read our report highlights: https://t.co/8nX7NR1zk9 https://t.co/evVI3oeDwZ

19/05/22

On the 26th April, Years 3-7 took part in our Mini Marathon on the beautiful Heath. Thank you to everyone who came to cheer us on, and well done to all the girls who took part! Find out who won each race here: https://t.co/4kF5awZAZl https://t.co/71Xpb1KjnJ

18/05/22

Sixth Form bursary places available for September 2022. Find out more and apply now: https://t.co/D9PKjdySoU https://t.co/rP1jSU0IEj

18/05/22

Blackheath High School students are currently preparing for their end of year exams, and have never been revising harder thanks to online tool Seneca Learning! Our girls are the current leaders in Greenwich - you're going to ace those exams, girls! https://t.co/vMY7Wj0HDQ

16/05/22

Our lovely Year 11 girls have been making 'Cards for kindness' - sending positive messages and postcards to residents of local care homes. What a beautiful way to lift someone's spirits! https://t.co/cG9Z70Vd8c

12/05/22

Fully funded Sixth Form bursary places are available for gifted girls. Apply now for September 2022: https://t.co/F5YnDE3aeY https://t.co/ZkSH5DFmgz

11/05/22

Year 11 have been making 'Little Dresses for Africa' - pillowcase dresses that will be sent to orphanages across the continent. We're sure they will be sew happy with their new dresses! 🧵🪡 https://t.co/iTh6zCLzxn

09/05/22

Retweeted From BlackheathHighJuniorArt

Junior Art Exhibition with special opening performances by Chamber Choir, Tuesday 10th May from 3pm. https://t.co/FZCzVgYiy0

09/05/22

What are biotic and abiotic factors? We may be scratching our heads, but our Year 11 Triple Science class certainly aren't after their Field Studies trip to Greenwich Park: https://t.co/0ht7Jxpk9O https://t.co/1PqLuR3aWB

06/05/22

We're looking for a Marketing, Events & Communications Officer to join our Marketing and Admissions Team. If you're looking to expand your content creation, campaign management, and event management expertise, visit 👉 https://t.co/MUNNCWrLbn Closing date: 12 May at 12 noon https://t.co/XEd0VZ5juI

04/05/22

Every week the Eco Club surprise us with yet another fantastic achievement! Thanks to them, the Senior School now has a beautiful pond area, even featuring bee, bird, and hedgehog houses for wildlife. Can't wait to see the what you do next, Eco Club! 🦔 https://t.co/AzQnYGLrNP https://t.co/sU5oSq2BVC

04/05/22

As one of their Community Engagement sessions, Year 11 and 12 made a whopping 77 portions of veggie pasta bake for Evelyn Community Store , which is linked with a food bank. Well done girls, you’re pasta-tively amazing! 🍝 https://t.co/UhTvsurAgm

29/04/22

Last week, the celebrated its first Earth Day as a CarbonNeutral® organisation! This certification has been achieved through reducing our own emissions internally, and supporting four emission reduction projects around the world.

29/04/22

Last term, our German students had the delight of watching German play 'Horoskop' performed for them. Read Laura in Year 10's summary of the show here: https://t.co/eTNscCIiC7 https://t.co/OqMzpkpsu5

28/04/22

Congratulations to Ella Greer, who competed at the Swim England London Regionals in March and did really well! Ella even made two finals in 200 Fly and 50 Backstroke. Fantastic work! 🏊‍♀️ https://t.co/2Vqr6NBfP1 https://t.co/CApPjimqMk

27/04/22

Last Friday was Earth Day, and to celebrate the announced its new Sustainability mantra: One World, One Future, One Chance. This ethos will see all of the wonderful eco campaigns our girls have initiated united under one strategy. https://t.co/2nRy4Q0lWf

27/04/22

We are thrilled to have a student from on the GDST Select Cricket team! Hope an exhilarating time was had by all 🏏 https://t.co/6eNta0XJb8

27/04/22

Well done, mini marathon winners! And well done on yet another brilliant photo 📷 https://t.co/soPw4XXt1Z

27/04/22

Pupils from Year 3 to 7 took part in yesterday's mini-marathon on our beautiful Heath. https://t.co/9vG0MuvayE

27/04/22

Blackheath High alumna Yuan Chen has been shortlisted for the WeAreTheCity Rising Star Award! The award recognises women who have made notable contributions within their industry. You can vote for Yuan here: https://t.co/fspUFdOrOI We're rooting for you, Yuan! https://t.co/5kKm4isJUN

26/04/22

Wonderful teamwork from the U13's netball team! Here's to an excellent summer term of sport 🏆 https://t.co/PDKJmNwLub

26/04/22

Massive well done to Julia and Anwita for being shortlisted in the , a competition which sees GDST girls write 700 words on a STEM topic of their choice. https://t.co/XLM8NTZt1z https://t.co/F6wASmJlRy

25/04/22

Have you booked your place for our Sixth Form and Senior School in Action open morning? It's happening tomorrow, so don't miss out! Sign up here to see what makes our school so great: https://t.co/UShxDPslWH https://t.co/5KYdu05uW1

25/04/22

Retweeted From Year 6 BHS

Maths Week off to a flying start with some brain-tingling outdoor Maths challenges https://t.co/8bLglYzEyQ

25/04/22

The are committed to sustainability and the environment, and we're thrilled that findings by the Brookings Institute, have identified girls’ education as one of the best and most cost-effective investments against climate change. Read more: https://t.co/7eQmUn4sZR

22/04/22

Read Laila, Year 10's write up of the "slightly boggy" Silver D of E expedition to the New Forest: https://t.co/94vSCsL5gp https://t.co/ozeTraTJi6

21/04/22

Our Sixth Form and Senior School in Action open morning is next week! Book your place to see for yourself why Blackheath High School is a place where girls boldly go: https://t.co/Qsw21KgOMZ https://t.co/gLKdyFZ0Ub

20/04/22

Year 12 Geography class went to Swanage on a field trip to learn about the physical and human geography there (as well as rocking some fabulous tracksuits). See the full article by Zoe, Year 12 here: https://t.co/Rem7TlJQcK https://t.co/r9QnFAEmho

19/04/22

Year 13 found an interesting new use for sweets and biscuits in their biopsychology exam unit: 'sweetie neurons'! We'll never look at a Digestive the same way again ☕️https://t.co/nqbLwGod6q https://t.co/Bj0gXxP5Bu

14/04/22

We are very pleased to share the very generous donation that we were able to make this month to the DEC Ukrainian Appeal. Thank you so much to everyone who contributed! https://t.co/F9OtqnzgJ1

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 

CarolAt Blackheath High School, we don’t just accept or tolerate difference—we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our pupils, staff and our wider community.

As a school community our ethos is rooted in supporting each and every individual to thrive in their own way. We welcome different perspectives and unique ways of thinking and actively seek to identify this in our selection of staff and students. 

It has always been, and will continue to be in our DNA, to champion inclusion for each and every member of our community and seek to address inequity where it exists. We want our students to have the tools and outlook to take this attitude with them into their lives beyond school and take this responsibility very seriously. 

In school we work closely with our students and families to raise awareness of issues that are important to them and take action where necessary. Within school, there are a number of student and staff groups that work on different aspects of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Our ‘Undivided’ staff and governor group have been working on our whole school pledges and actions for the next academic year, talking to students, responding to surveys and raising awareness. Alongside this, our Head Girl Team, Equality Society and Mighty Girls group at juniors, have helped to set up a number of inspiring speaker events, celebrations and charity fundraisers. 

As Head, I am passionate about ensuring every single member of our community feels included, has a voice and has visible role models to look up to. If there is one pupil who does not feel that way, we still have work to do and I have no doubt that our DEI work within school will always be important in maintaining a cohesive, kind and reflective community. We are fortunate to be part of an organisation that shares our values and I am proud to be the sole Heads’ representative on the GDST’s Undivided steering group

We are committed to upholding the GDST’s ‘Charter for Action’ and benefit immensely from the expertise and training that the GDST provide for our staff and student leaders. I am always happy to talk to parents and prospective parents on any of these issues, so if you have a question, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

 

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We were incredibly grateful to Blackheath High alumna, Sports Marketing Executive and founder of Dope Black Mums Carina White, who gave a powerful, virtual talk to our girls. At the end of the talk, she took time to answer questions from our Head Girl, Saffron. You can view a snippet here.

 

 

Halo code

We are excited to announce that Blackheath High School has adopted The Halo Code, the UK's first Black hair code and made it part of the school's uniform policy. No Black staff or students should have to change their natural or protective hairstyle in order to thrive at our school. We hope that the Halo Code will move us one step closer to a world free from discrimination, where all Black members of our community have their identities fully recognised and celebrated.

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Equality Society

B352B876 DCE6 4C46 9147 092A4E5F2954In Equality Society, the goal is to educate members and start conversations about a wide range of current issues from racism and homophobia to intersectional feminism. The sessions are split into two parts: a presentation on a relevant topic followed by a casual discussion. The society also provides a safe space for all members to express their opinions without judgement, so anything that is said remains between the members, but they are encouraged to ‘keep the conversation going’ once the session has ended.

 

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The school community at Blackheath High is welcoming and inclusive of everyone, and we appreciate that teenage years are often when our students are beginning to understand their own identity and sexuality. 

We have a comprehensive and relevant approach to Relationships and Sex Education and work closely with the organisations : Jigsaw PSHE Primary and Secondary PSHE fulfilling RSE | Jigsaw PSHE Ltd (in the junior school) The School of Sexuality Education (School of Sexuality Education (schoolofsexed.org)) (at Seniors) to provide a safe space for all our students to learn what constitutes a healthy relationship, what consent means and how to build the confidence to exercise it. The culture of the school is such, that every single individual is encouraged to feel comfortable in their own skin and take their time to understand themselves, free from pressure, gender stereotypes or judgement.

During Pride Month of June, we take the opportunity to celebrate fantastic LGBTQ+ role models and raise awareness of issues affecting LGBTQ+ people globally, but of course, this is not just something we confine to one month in the year. This year, our Sixth-form-led Equality Society are raising funds for and awareness of the charity, The Trevor Project (hyperlink), which supports struggling LGBTQ teens in the UK. During LGBTQ+ History Month in February, the students also enjoyed talks from Sue Sanders (Meet The Team - LGBT+ History Month (lgbtplushistorymonth.co.uk)) and Ian Nipper on the History of Polari.

For interested parents, we also offer webinars through school and the GDST which offer advice and support to parents navigating any of these issues with their children. We are a proud member of the Schools’ Inclusion Alliance (https://www.schoolsinclusionalliance.co.uk/) which gives us access to a wealth of helpful guidance and advice.

 

Head's Blog

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Reflecting on the change of society through tragedy

Both senior and junior girls heard about projects and initiatives in each other’s schools around the theme of diversity, with a view to bringing new ideas back into our own schools.

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A truly historic moment for women and the superpowers of introverts

We witnessed a truly historic moment for women and girls as Kamala Harris broke barriers to become the first female, first black and first Asian-American Vice President of the United States of America.  

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Let's have a conversation about important issues

While awareness months can be divisive (why are we not interested in Black History all year round, one might validly ask?) they do provide an opportunity for a community to come together in a conversation about important issues.

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We must do our part towards meaningful and impactful action

At the very core of my personal beliefs and those of the school, is a passionate conviction that no-one should face discrimination due to race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, culture or disability.

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Blackheath High School lets its wallflowers blossom with quiet spaces after lockdown

Head, Carol Chandler-Thompson, on p3 of The Times talks about the future of education and learnings we can take from the pandemic to help all girls thrive.

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