Blackheath High School
Greenwich, United Kingdom
About Blackheath High School
Blackheath High School is an exceptional day school for girls aged 3 to 18. Our location helps to make it so, sitting on the edge of the stunning Heath and within easy reach of historic Greenwich and the buzz of Canary Wharf. We have galleries, museums, libraries and theatres on our doorstep, along with all the beauty of Greenwich Park and Blackheath. Our students benefit from the very best London has to offer.
Founded in 1880 as the first purpose-built school established by the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST), Blackheath High is a school with a long history of educating a rich social and cultural blend of students, thus reflecting the cosmopolitan character of London itself. We welcome bright and engaging students, eager to benefit from the broad education we provide and offer a number of academic bursaries and scholarships to maintain the mix of socio-economic backgrounds within our student population.
Our students make exceptional academic progress and we place particular importance upon our value-added scores. In 2017 41% of A Level grades were at A/A* and 18% at A*. In GCSE 67% were A/A* and 36% were A*. The excellent achievement of every girl is made possible by an individual, personal approach to the academic development of each student which is characteristic of our inclusive and warm community. This aspirational and supportive environment is also one within which girls are encouraged to take risks and challenge themselves both academically and through co-curricular activities.
Blackheath girls have poise, principles and character. There is no such thing as a ‘typical Blackheath girl’ and that is for good reason. This is a school where individuality is cherished and there is a culture of high expectations and open-mindedness. It is for this reason that our girls go on to such a diverse range of exciting and interesting careers all over the world.