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Blackheath Life


Blackheath Preparatory School is an independent prep school for boys and girls aged 3 to 11. It is a quite remarkable school with outstanding facilities, a formidable track record in academic success and dazzling achievements in Music, Sport, Drama and Art. As a parent commented, ‘It is an environment in which pupils thrive in a whirlwind of opportunity and excellence’.

The vision of the school is to make Blackheath Preparatory School, not just a good or a very good school but a real beacon of excellence. This means providing an exceptionally good quality of education for every one of the pupils at Blackheath Prep. We wish the children to be happy, thoughtful, confident and responsible. The ethos of the school is purposeful and supportive. The moral values of courtesy, consideration and care should be the norm. Our aim is to provide an environment in which pupils can flourish, confident in the adults caring for them.

The culture of the school is one of immediate warmth and friendliness. The pupils are bubbly and focused and I am proud of this purposeful and energetic environment in which boys and girls grow up to regard learning as fun.

Our aim is to give parents the widest possible choice of senior schools for their children at the age of 11 whether in the independent or maintained sector. Year on year the results of the Year 6 leavers at Blackheath Prep are exceptional. More than half the year group are regularly awarded academic scholarships at leading independent schools such as Alleyn’s, Dulwich College, James Allen’s Girls’ School, Sevenoaks School and City of London Schools and/or places at top Grammar schools such as Newstead Wood and St Olave’s. A large number of children are also awarded scholarships in Art, Music, Sport and Drama.

The school is located in an attractive area close to Blackheath Village. The beautiful five acre site includes large playgrounds and extensive playing fields, tennis courts, cricket nets and a Forest school area.

This website should give you a flavour of the school, its beautiful grounds and its superb facilities. Regular open mornings are held throughout the term. I look forward to seeing you soon. Thank you for your interest in our school.

Mrs P J Thompson
Headmistress