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14/12/17

Retweeted From Andrew Gambier

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14/12/17

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Well done to the Senior netball team for a hard fought win against Eltham College - pom Tilly. Grea… https://t.co/xI7wqij07Z

14/12/17

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

More from our fab Nativity with great helpers https://t.co/UnMDrmc3FU

14/12/17

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

We’re excellent at many things at but our selfies need some work! Break time meeting with Reception… https://t.co/l4bZgR3iDr

14/12/17

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Bye bye gappies- we’ve loved having you! https://t.co/BOAG7WaC0h

14/12/17

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

A really rather wonderful Nativity from our fab nursery team https://t.co/yMwtvb0e3d

14/12/17

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Possibly the most adorable nativity ever! https://t.co/d2cyCmp1gK

14/12/17

Our Year 8 and 9 Hockey team raised their game for the hockey weekend. Read more: https://t.co/HUOoaeHM1t https://t.co/fqjLzKDfYr

13/12/17

Retweeted From Patricia Adams

Such a wonderful and inspiring setting for our Senior and Junior Carol Concerts last night. Thank y… https://t.co/C84bfHIo9o

13/12/17

Retweeted From BlackheathHighDrama

We are delighted to announce that tickets have gone on sale for our production of “Grease”!… https://t.co/OiJcF3RYHn

13/12/17

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Lovely visit from Nursery delivering invitation to tomorrow’s Nativity. Can’t wait! https://t.co/tj0ucSF50c

13/12/17

Retweeted From Year 7 @ Blackheath

lesson we looked at what “I can” what “I am grateful that”… https://t.co/kBzxxgLKMr

13/12/17

Retweeted From Christine Pheiffer

Exciting Language Competitions from for languages students https://t.co/T7Xjc4PIOF

13/12/17

Retweeted From BHS Sixth Form

Sixth Form students benefitting from “Impact and Impressions” session as prep for interviews. Hugely valuable! Than… https://t.co/dmDn974bS5

13/12/17

Retweeted From Blackheath Science

Day 12...Snow Globe Chemistry. I know I have to shake a snow globe whenever I see one! https://t.co/9mtNXozouu

13/12/17

A big well done to our Peer Mentors who ran a poster competition to help raise awareness of anti-bullying week and… https://t.co/5yc7UHbDhu

13/12/17

Retweeted From Catherine Maddison

absolutely amazing Carol Concert 💕💕💕 https://t.co/d8CJkFsfln

13/12/17

Retweeted From Judith Beenders

So proud to be part of where pupils, teachers & assistants all work hard together to achieve such a… https://t.co/FbYe1gGLUl

12/12/17

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

A rather stunning Senior Carol concert . Well done everyone, community choir included!… https://t.co/UYws6GAFyV

12/12/17

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

concert over.#ChristmasIsComing https://t.co/evFnYblKqU

12/12/17

Retweeted From Year 7 @ Blackheath

Choir sang beautifully tonight at the - put us all in a https://t.co/ZcFzw1nre3

12/12/17

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Wonderful Junior Carol Service this evening https://t.co/upeCoyYUop

12/12/17

Retweeted From Craig Polley

That's an ! girls 👏🙋❄⛄👍#merrychristmas https://t.co/ylUgdJIuK0

12/12/17

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Just some of our girls. Wonderful singing https://t.co/BWwZHcaTZO

12/12/17

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

would have been proud https://t.co/IM6mQ3qwgt

12/12/17

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

students: great opportunity! https://t.co/w1SXWPOkUI

12/12/17

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Absolutely loving our Junior School brass section setting the festive mood for our Carol Service https://t.co/FjiftaGgia

12/12/17

Retweeted From Christine Pheiffer

Alumnae contribute to event https://t.co/K0FFusMBR2

12/12/17

Retweeted From Craig Polley

the Yr6 + KS2 with plenty of https://t.co/Bs7CTtv8F6

12/12/17

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✨Glorious fresh walk 2 via this bright & beautiful morning with 🌟 good luck all 4 u… https://t.co/KPKnK4pg90

12/12/17

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Most exciting invitation of the week! Nursery Nativity! Cannot wait! https://t.co/vj7aVQokPL

12/12/17

Girls to the front! Find out what happened when our Feminism Society proudly led discussions on feminism in schools: https://t.co/IJG2sTtDVA

11/12/17

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

A beautiful group performance but the girls! So proud! https://t.co/KLhc2Mc9Hb

11/12/17

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GDST girls ready to do their performances https://t.co/JLnAUGxJbC

11/12/17

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Well done to Julia for being awarded the Ballet Performer of the Day https://t.co/QlU8LV5OJV

11/12/17

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Good luck to the girls at interviews this week - https://t.co/6SYMxWctkf

11/12/17

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Very proud of Mimo selected to rep in film . Here she is practising her dance moves! https://t.co/FHbnfGQWyz

11/12/17

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Great meeting prefects this morning. Get planning your assembly for Jan 18! https://t.co/kxE0xpNIJM

11/12/17

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Street Jazz underway at https://t.co/upRi0K0ITy

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.