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At Blackheath, everything we do is based on the simple belief that all girls will achieve and excel given the right support and inspiration for her. We know that girls flourish personally and academically when they are inspired by gifted teachers and supported by a community that knows and appreciates them as individuals. Our size means we know all our girls extremely well, and that we can build meaningful lifelong relationships with all our girls and their families.
We are proud of our girls’ considerable academic and co-curricular achievements, all the more so because they are achieved in an atmosphere that is compassionate and is underpinned by genuine breadth and balance in the curriculum.
At Blackheath, our girls have personality. We celebrate character. We want the girls to be comfortable in their own skin and know that there are no stereotypes at Blackheath High. This fosters an open-minded and forward-thinking atmosphere in which girls learn the social skills and attitudes of mind that will serve them well when they leave us. A quick glance at our alumnae pages gives a sense of the courage, creativity and diversity of our girls; we are very proud of our alumnae!
  • Sophie Aldred, actress
  • Isabel Appio, assistant music editor from 1986 to 1991 of Time Out
  • Zeng Baosun, Chinese feminist, writer, and educator
  • Prof Wendy Barclay, professor of influenza virology since 2007 at Imperial College London
  • Phyllis Barclay-Smith CBE, ornithologist
  • Lucy Boynton, actress
  • The Reverend Prof Sarah Coakley (née Furber), theologian, Norris–Hulse Professor of Divinity since 2007 at the University of Cambridge
  • Jean Cooke, artist
  • Saffron Coomber, actress
  • Evelyn Denington, Baroness Denington (née Bursill), chairman from 1966 to 1980 of Stevenage Development Corporation
  • Prof Alison Finch, professor of French from 2000 to 2003 at the University of Oxford, and acting master of Churchill College, Cambridge in 2012
  • Jessica Fellowes, author and journalist
  • Margaret Jay, Baroness Jay of Paddington[1]
  • Prof Elizabeth Jeffreys, Bywater and Sotheby Professor of Byzantine and Modern Greek Language and Literature from 1996 to 2006 at the University of Oxford
  • Helene Kvale, actress
  • Deborah Lawrenson, novelist
  • Helen Lederer, comedian
  • Liv Little, founder of gal-dem
  • Fiona Maddocks, wife of Tom Phillips, chief music critic from 1997 to 2002 and since 2008 of The Observer, and founding editor from 1992 to 1997 of BBC Music Magazine
  • Margaret Popham CBE, principal from 1937 to 1953 of Cheltenham Ladies’ College
  • Mary Quant, fashion designer
  • Prof Anne Stevens, professor of European studies from 1998 to 2008 at Aston University, and from 1991 to 1998 at the University of Kent
  • Dora Turnbull (née Elles), wrote under the pen-name Patricia Wentworth
  • Lesley Vickerage, actress
  • Charlene White, journalist
  • Beth Willis (producer)
  • Diane Yeo, wife of Tim Yeo, and UK director from 2001 to 2003 of UNHCR, and director from 2003 to 2005 of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign