Blackheath High Junior School A GSG School
- Blackheath High Junior School
- Head: Mrs Sarah Skevington
- T 020 8852 1537
- F 020 8463 0040
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.blackheath…chool.gdst.net
- A mainstream independent school for girls aged from 3 to 11
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Lewisham
- Pupils: 319
- Religion: Not Applicable
- Fees: £9,456 - £12,150 pa
- Open days: In the Autumn and Spring terms, otherwise by appointment.
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Linked schools: Blackheath High School
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Parents say the happy pupils we saw at lunchtime cannot wait to get to school in the morning. They might be described as ‘bright and sparky, polite and well mannered, kind and empathetic. It’s not for kids who want to be pushed, graded or constantly winning.’ And as for self-portraits, a parent obliged: ‘A nice mixture from different backgrounds and cultures who all want their daughters to enjoy learning.’ One parent with a talent for slogan writing summed it up: ‘Childhood is not a race and at BHH they enjoy the journey.’
What the school says...
The girls, parents and staff are proud of their school and the older girls enjoy showing visitors the school in action. From the Nursery (deemed excellent by Ofsted) to Year 6, the girls are independent, happy and motivated to learn.
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Head of juniors
Since, 2012, Mrs Sarah Skevington (early 50s), LLB Sheffield PGCE, formerly head of the school’s early years dept. She practised as a solicitor specialising in family law then retrained as a teacher. She has taught throughout the EYFS and key stages 1 and 2 at local state primaries including Brindishe Lee – ‘outstanding’ in every category – and Invicta, which she found both challenging and inspirational.
She went to school in Greenwich, at St Ursula’s and has raised her family here. Her three grown-up children attended a co-ed school, but since teaching at a GDST school she really appreciates ‘what single sex can do for girls’, and as a working mother has ‘sympathy for working parents’. In her spare time she likes walking in Greenwich Park and lots...