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20/10/21

If you have a little one at home, our Director of Music and Music Scholars would like to invite you to 'Classics for Kids' - a 30-minute musical adventure, introducing little people and their grown-ups to a range of music and sounds. 🎶 Book your space 👇 https://t.co/Igub9zvCTs

18/10/21

Throughout October, we have participated in a range of activities for . There have been talks from guest speakers such as , assemblies on Black familial history, and so much more; because, at BHS, the things that make us different are celebrated. https://t.co/hWhSWez52w

15/10/21

Our girls did an absolutely fantastic job of designing and creating their own kites at home and in their lessons last week! 🪁 Here they are at 's kite day on Sunday, proudly taking their kites to the skies. 👇 https://t.co/atave4UKMB https://t.co/QnqHYNllTm

15/10/21

Such a spectacular array of donations from our Junior girls and their families for the Harvest Festival!🍂 What a wonderful way to bring the start of the autumn term to a close: with generosity and compassion. 💫 https://t.co/hyIdzyq0DB

15/10/21

Retweeted From CRUK Blackheath shop

🧡Thank you so much wonderful seniors & juniors 4 doing a mufti today 4 🧡. So important & crucial 2 raise awareness & funds. Mrs B looks awesome & we’re sure you will all have a fabulous day. Thank you🙏🏼🧡👏💥 https://t.co/rkjLerWXNU

14/10/21

Congratulations to our cross country teams👏- what an impressive, well-deserved feat! 🏆 https://t.co/HDAUMVDbh9

12/10/21

Our Science lessons have started strong this term. Both students and teachers are excited to be taking part in practical experiments. In Year 12, girls have been dissecting fish heads to study gill arcs and filaments, for their new topic 'Transport in Animals' - fascinating! https://t.co/6KvodQD0W6

12/10/21

Good luck, girls! 🤞 https://t.co/9d35NqkzOZ

11/10/21

We were delighted to host you - thank you for sharing your story with us. https://t.co/5MkVIA8QDS

08/10/21

Our Year 6, 8 and 9 girls loved showing visitors around at our School in Action mornings this week. Registration is still open for next week's School in Action mornings. Book your space here to experience our vibrant teaching environment live in-person > https://t.co/Ygfjfk7SV4 https://t.co/9bjxvmYHhz

07/10/21

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

We are very excited to welcome and students from the to for a Wollstonecraft Speaker Series special tomorrow...the students have been thinking hard about good questions!🤔 https://t.co/6Tc0usgkST

05/10/21

Our Junior School girls have been set the challenge of making a kite that they can fly at 's kite day on Sunday. Nursery to Year 5 will make theirs at home and Year 6 will be getting stuck-in in their DT lessons. We can't wait to see their innovative creations! 🪁 https://t.co/SxGUcY5rG8

04/10/21

Our Year 8 girls are putting on their detective hats to try and uncover the mystery of the injured science teacher. Let's hope they solve the case before home time! 🕵️‍♀️ https://t.co/8ZHVwfWST5

01/10/21

It was such a pleasure to open our doors and welcome guests to our Open Morning last week. It is always wonderful to see visitors engaging with our creative, diverse community, and we can't wait to welcome guests back again to our School in Action mornings next week. https://t.co/yI1dhswWbt

30/09/21

Our Mighty Girls enjoyed welcoming guests to the Junior School Open Morning on Saturday. They will also be at our School in Action mornings on 7 & 13 October to tell you more about the Mighty Girls Challenge and how it motivates our girls. Register here - https://t.co/khR0dV8M5G https://t.co/zFQJOlXLUf

28/09/21

There's still time to register for our Sixth Form Virtual Q&A taking place tomorrow. Book your place to engage with our Sixth Form Leadership Team and our Sixth Form students to find out what makes the Blackheath High A-Level experience unique - https://t.co/u2tP3Nc1z4 https://t.co/RreDiOFLUh

25/09/21

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Ready to open our doors this morning - wonderful to be able to welcome visitors safely and warmly onto our site at last! https://t.co/KoQBsV1nlz

23/09/21

We encourage our girls to be daring. Discover Blackheath High Junior School GDST at our Open Morning 25 September – book now: https://t.co/rlC9TvehpD https://t.co/hst4PMNND8

23/09/21

A massive congratulations to our sports scholar, Marley, who competed at the Inter-Regional Champs for British Triathlon last week. After qualifying for the main final, Marley pushed herself and finished 9th in her age group in the entire UK - incredible! https://t.co/PoaH1QNOOv

22/09/21

Our Sixth Form girls are courageous and insightful. Speak with our Sixth Form Leadership Team at our Virtual Open Evening and Live Q&A on Wednesday 29 September to find out what makes Blackheath High Sixth Form unique – book now: https://t.co/qtcBgOg8PC https://t.co/IPnnN6QNHG

21/09/21

Our Senior School students loved receiving their 'welcome' tote bags at the start of term. These eco-friendly, reusable bags were designed by one our talented Year 13 Textiles students, Lumina, who will be starting at the University of Bath this year. https://t.co/dRQc0YDrzw

20/09/21

It's societies week! Last week our Sixth Form students advertised their societies in a whole school assembly, and this week our senior girls will be choosing which society they would like to join. They can choose from a wide range, from Art, to Film, to Law and many more. https://t.co/u6W1xGsxhX

17/09/21

We support and encourage our girls all the way from Nursery to Sixth Form. Book your space at our Open Morning on Saturday 25 September and take a tour of our new Sixth Form Centre to see how we can prepare you for university and beyond – sign up now: https://t.co/cUoFRsIY2Z https://t.co/BVkJ5VIZFC

17/09/21

Last week we celebrated the achievements of our wonderful Year 11 and 13 students at our Valedictory Ceremony. There were music and dance performances by our students, and an inspiring speech from . Needless to say, it was a fantastic evening. https://t.co/2cU5U5s2XX

16/09/21

It was such an honour to host the Sixth Form ball for our recently graduated Year 13 students this month. Everyone had a wonderful time celebrating their achievements with their friends and former teachers as they prepare to move into the world of higher education. https://t.co/EHMLMvA2SX

09/09/21

GCSE and A-Level art displays are being put up across the school today. Each year we celebrate the amazing talents of our art students with an exhibition where their work goes on display for all to enjoy. This year's exhibition will be taking place next Tuesday. https://t.co/g5xotu3nqM

07/09/21

Today is our Clubs Fair. At the Clubs Fair, students can choose from a range of exciting extra-curricular clubs to further enrich their studies. Some of our clubs include: 🥋 Chinese Martial Arts in Mandarin 🚲 Bicycle Maintenance 👾 Minecraft & more! Which would you choose? https://t.co/5629a4iWPN

06/09/21

Wishing a warm welcome back to all of our students. As we step into the new term together, we're looking forward to a fun-filled year and seeing where our girls will Boldly Go. https://t.co/XW42DA2LI7

03/09/21

Retweeted From Brent Pirie

GDST girls from and Norwich High, playing a cracking piece of music. An ethos of collaboration, team work, friendship and supporting each other at a challenging but enjoyable residential week of playing brass 💥🎼👏🙌 https://t.co/JNvYCWs0W8

25/08/21

We encourage our girls to chase their dreams with conviction. Take a tour of Blackheath High Sixth Form GDST at our Open Morning 25 September – book now: https://t.co/hzAsr04f9Z https://t.co/ReFCFTJAGG

25/08/21

Having worked though the most challenging of years, our Sixth Form Textiles student have produced the most extraordinary collections and have proved just how creative they can be. Read more about our impressive Sixth Form Fashion Show here: https://t.co/lUb5yelRqq https://t.co/XCv8xq5xDY

23/08/21

On Thursday 24 June, we displayed all GCSE and A-level Art work as an exhibition in the Wollstonecraft Room. This featured acrylic paintings, mixed-media and Personal Investigation projects. Well done girls! You can view a gallery of the work here: https://t.co/HP6QdsdjTS https://t.co/NXfD0Ba4Wz

19/08/21

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

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18/08/21

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Day 3 of the Sports Camp has kicked off with a very competitive game of Capture the Flag. https://t.co/LN9BRc4LOp

17/08/21

Retweeted From Ruth Coles

Reviewing brand-new primary Christmas nativities in August for and secretly loving it🎄 🎶. Thanks for asking ! https://t.co/z7kRgNYV2i

17/08/21

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

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17/08/21

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Day 2 of the Sports Camp and we’re having a great time. There’s been dodgeball, hockey, tennis, rounders, netball - the only thing missing is some sunshine ☀️ https://t.co/uA39pUJlBl

13/08/21

30% of students have chosen to study Physics at A level next year. Meet Ms Tsikkinis, our inspiring Head of Physics, and read all about her passion for supporting girls and building a love of learning for the subject 👇 https://t.co/3A9VB9qBhv

12/08/21

Retweeted From Steven Henderson

Many many congratulations to all our students who have achieved A Levels and GCSEs this week. All such justly deserved successes. 🎉

12/08/21

Congratulations to our amazing Year 11s as they receive their GCSE results today. Thank you to all our wonderful staff who have supported them. Read below about Rachel and Heaven's time at Blackheath and what they have planned for A levels. ✨💫https://t.co/mKsqGJ17R4

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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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