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Excitingly, as befits the Greenwich location, a handful of the top physicists are invited to study astronomy GCSE, alongside similarly selected state school pupils. Co-curricular flourishes: eco week saw year 6, from the junior school, and year 13 geographers working together to experience what life is like for slum dwellers. The annual Iron House race sees 40 athletes from across the school, including staff, showing their stamina in Greenwich Park, including the gruelling near-vertical climb to the top. It’s a breeding ground for competitive runners...

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Blackheath High School aims to nurture an enjoyment of learning, to foster an ethos which helps produce confident, responsible young women, and to provide opportunities for every girl to fulfil her potential in an atmosphere of mutual respect. Our pupils enjoy considerable success in gaining places at prestigious universities, while achieving standards well above the national average. ...Read more

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Since 2022, Natalie Argile MSc, PGCE, previously deputy and then acting head. After completing a degree and master's in chemistry at Newcastle, Mrs Argile stayed on for her first teaching post before moving south to take up science posts of increasing seniority in Kent grammar schools. She has been at Blackheath High School since 2015 and is a advocate for girls' only education, saying recently, 'The main thing we do is actively create opportunities to allow girls to break down the gender stereotypes.'


There are 60 places at the 11+ stage and most recently there were around 190 applications. No guaranteed place for junior school pupils, but all year 6 girls take the entrance exam in maths, English and non-verbal reasoning. Senior staff interviews all candidates. Best performing girls attend an academic scholarship interview. Any...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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