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20/10/17

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Well done to Meridian House and Martha for her outstanding piece in our Gadesden Drama Competition. Thank you to ou… https://t.co/oatne2wKQI

20/10/17

Have a great half term everybody - very well deserved! See you in November https://t.co/30gWkd7p4B

20/10/17

Highlife is out! Catch up on all the latest news from Blackheath High in our e-zine: https://t.co/Qa87btaCAv https://t.co/j0ES2T4Vhk

20/10/17

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Big thanks wonderful School 4 collecting another £59 today 4 ur ALL totally… https://t.co/IgNZzkP0lr

20/10/17

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Great start by Meridien House 🏠 in the Gadesden drama competition https://t.co/CzMK8MrIKH

20/10/17

Retweeted From Natalie Argile

Next to Physics club, girls are busy working on a motorcycle https://t.co/xgQsQeek3o

20/10/17

Retweeted From Natalie Argile

Lunchtime physics, just for fun 😍#girlsinstem https://t.co/TI6ALFvUUp

20/10/17

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

having a break time meeting with and Florence - bit miffed her sofa was take… https://t.co/V23gTrgMNE

20/10/17

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Love this message from https://t.co/xxh6Dws2Qg

20/10/17

Brilliant work! https://t.co/Yibl9VFwhC

20/10/17

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Have a great time in the big 🍎 artists ! https://t.co/N01ZAywSy1

20/10/17

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Fascinating evening learning about the restoration of this amazing lady https://t.co/KoDZ0fT6ut

20/10/17

"I'm passionate about enabling young women to get into this exciting industry". Our Head of Computing tells all:… https://t.co/L5trHYR4c7

19/10/17

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Can't stop the toes from tapping at a brilliant teatime concert today 🎹🎼🎤 https://t.co/ovcYC3BXT0

19/10/17

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Can't stop the toes from tapping at a brilliant teatime concert today 🎹🎼🎤 https://t.co/AvEOLkipyx

19/10/17

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Y4 & Y6 enjoying the performance of Romeo and Juliet https://t.co/cmg4Hg5RUz

19/10/17

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Year 4 and 6 enjoying performing Romeo and Juliet https://t.co/cAoPfkYCBq

19/10/17

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Romeo and Juliet with Y3 & Y5 this morning https://t.co/kNlH9nkxiW

19/10/17

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Romeo and Juliet with . A great start to the morning https://t.co/RsYyr1Eo6t

19/10/17

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😁 https://t.co/iUeQVUcv0X

19/10/17

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And they’re off...🏃‍♀️Good luck to all our cross country runners at the Greenwich Schools Championships. https://t.co/gxFnSjrh5d

19/10/17

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Cup stacking champion Summer, well done! https://t.co/TG1jSenhZe

19/10/17

Solving the tricky question of Balochistan is all in a day's work for our girls: https://t.co/3Gkx0pk6fZ https://t.co/6xILoZlbAs

18/10/17

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Fantastic results at the Greenwich Schools Cross Country Championships. Y7 Borough Champion - Soraya; Y8 3rd Place… https://t.co/Hcv11WKAiJ

18/10/17

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Our amazing cross country runners 🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️ https://t.co/eukjv4fgdL

18/10/17

Missed our recent Open Day? Fear not, we've got two 'School in Action' mornings in November. Sign up now!… https://t.co/y4HfzFk8aQ

18/10/17

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Y3 learning about being a curator https://t.co/qqLYSQoLeE

18/10/17

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❤️What a totally amazing & awesome School 👏we’ve always known ur wonderful! &tea… https://t.co/s7HlCkPhgo

18/10/17

Retweeted From Christine Pheiffer

Great assembly from Mr Laber - self-defence as allegory for reaching goals & targets! https://t.co/HrxmAxRcYl

18/10/17

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Preparing for, "this house believes that artists who have committed a misdemeanour should have their honours remove… https://t.co/vvu3SM4dCj

18/10/17

Retweeted From Christine Pheiffer

Great to0 see so popular with all age groups https://t.co/KEsdT4AyVM

18/10/17

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Following on .... Betty and Apple. https://t.co/aM9q0Bbbst

18/10/17

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Summing up Buffy and Christine.... https://t.co/6aTudoz24I

18/10/17

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The Mighty Box has arrived in Y5! https://t.co/fiDT4X2eUk

18/10/17

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Junior Cross Country today. Marley won the year 4 fun run. https://t.co/Dlj5zK6eBl

18/10/17

You're welcome! https://t.co/1ILg2rWtvR

18/10/17

Our girls abseiled and zip wired their way through their PGL trip. Isabel, Year 8, shares her experience:… https://t.co/kHqchWAc6h

17/10/17

Retweeted From Christine Pheiffer

Positive is proving to be useful for both staff and students https://t.co/c7Viwz3JHb

17/10/17

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Fun at Netball Shooting Club during Period 4a at school 😃🏐👍🏼 https://t.co/460fi4eNlc

17/10/17

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Duck pond rush hour on brightened the journey from Seniors to Juniors 🦆🦆 https://t.co/hODzqxyPze

A HISTORIC SCHOOL

ESTABLISHED IN

1880

1880

1880

Blackheath High School opened the doors to its purpose-built site in Wemyss Road in the heart of Blackheath village. 68 girls studied a curriculum of English, Mathematics, French, Latin, Art, Needlework and 'Nature Study' under the guidance of founding headmistress, Miss Allen-Olney.
1880

1880

Queen Victoria's daughter, Princess Louise officially opened the school. In the same year, Miss Olney left to start another school and legendary headmistress, Miss Gadesden arrived. BHS became the largest school in the GDST, well known for academic achievement and engagement in social service for 'the less fortunate'.
1894

1894

Miss Gadesden appointed the school’s first professionally qualified games mistress and a year later, the Trust leased a playing field in Kidbrooke for the school.

1913

In keeping with the strong feminist ethos of the school, Miss Gadesden and her staff were in strong sympathy with the suffrage movement. Staff members, ex-pupils and Miss Gadesden supported the London Society for Women's Suffrage.

1914

With the arrival of the Great War, girls knitted clothes for servicemen and packed parcels of food. The playing fields were turned into allotments and eventually requisitioned by the Army in 1916.
1919

1919

The formidable Miss Gadesden retired and her successor Miss Gale arrived with the focus of expanding the school facilities and buildings. New netball and tennis courts and a brand new Playing Field in Kidbrooke Park Road were purchased. This is still the location of our impressive floodlit AstroTurf today.

1931

Miss Gale took over the headship of fellow GDST school, Oxford High. Miss AK Lewis, classicist and modern linguist arrived to guide the school through challenging times.

1933

In the year that Hitler became Chancellor of Germany, BHS girls debated the proposition that the true spirit of nationalism is a menace to world peace.

1938

With tensions high in Europe and war expected imminently, girls were evacuated to a 'sister' school in Tunbridge Wells.

1944

With Tunbridge Wells under the flight path of German V1 rockets, the school relocated to a safer home in Taunton until September 1945.

1945

Miss McCauley, historian and Somerville graduate arrived to lead the school's return to Blackheath Village. The annual Gadesden competition, still in existence, was a regular feature on the calendar by this point.

1960

Girls regularly achieved superb academic results. In 1960, one third of those going to university went to Oxford or Cambridge.

1962

Miss Abraham joined Blackheath High as headmistress from sister school, Belvedere High.

1966

School opened its Sports Hall, with 40% of the cost raised by the whole school community. Social service was still an important feature of life at the school. 'Task Force' was a scheme focussed upon visiting disadvantaged children in Deptford. At this time the Senior Citizens' Party became an annual event.

1976

Blackheath abandoned their direct-grant status and became fully independent. Four years later, the introduction of the Assisted Places Scheme enabled the school to continue to admit girls whose families were less able to pay fees.

1978

Mrs Williams was appointed headmistress and the school celebrated its centenary two years later. A service of commemoration was held in Southwark Cathedral and a tapestry created, which hangs prominently in the Centenary Room at Vanbrugh Park today.

1989

Miss Musgrave was appointed as headmistress and she presided over the most dramatic development in the history of the school's estate; the Senior School's move across the Heath to Vanbrugh Park in 1994-5.
2000

2000

With the new millennium, came a new headmistress, Mrs Laws. Not only did she develop and expand the pastoral and co-curricular provision of the school, but she also focused on the superb communication and relationships with parents that now exists. A new floodlit AstroTurf pitch was built by the Trust in 2004 and the Theatre was installed at Vanbrugh Park.
2014

2014

Arrival of Mrs Chandler-Thompson as Head and the commencement of the major redevelopment of the Vanbrugh Park site.