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18/08/17

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

It's been a sunny, fun and busy morning so far! The girls are having a well earned lunch break before we head out f… https://t.co/28G8Ppaj7J

18/08/17

Ditches, fossils and Eco club - find out more in our 60s interview with Laboratory Technician, Mrs Birkett:… https://t.co/7LP8zCozw7

17/08/17

A record-breaking year for Blackheath High School: https://t.co/3XmLsslXPi

17/08/17

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

39% A and A* for our Year 13s and a great range of courses this year, from Theoretical Physics to Middle Eastern St… https://t.co/0W1ptetFoO

17/08/17

Another great result - 88% A/A* in Extended Project Qualification AS-level https://t.co/a2BXYUsPpJ

17/08/17

Brilliant result from our hard working English Literature students - well done! https://t.co/EaAZ9eyvTU

17/08/17

75% of our university applicants have secured places universities - well done girls! https://t.co/jRlaOO7Q4k

17/08/17

A good year for our scholars including Lexey (pictured right), off to read French & Russian https://t.co/LfI5DuiSDw

17/08/17

Well done to all our girls, we're very proud of you! https://t.co/vDEeuDbR4M

17/08/17

Our linguists proudly bucking the national trend for decline in modern language study https://t.co/ecFCMxcxGS

17/08/17

Congratulations Nadia with an A* and two As - amazing achievement! https://t.co/MtvOKeOyXE

17/08/17

Big well done to Ella with an A* & two As, off to read Middle Eastern Studies ! https://t.co/WjyJpPCozJ

17/08/17

Congratulations Maya with a jaw dropping four A*s! https://t.co/IILsA6a0b3

17/08/17

They're here and we have our fingers crossed for you all! https://t.co/mzNwMsd1Yz

16/08/17

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Look what happens when Florence dog bumps into old friends in https://t.co/5fSqxsmaUZ

15/08/17

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Dropped into camp. Very happy girls having a break after full on morning… https://t.co/YwxDO3owPj

14/08/17

"Traditionally, Science is not seen as a girl’s subject but we're proud to be bucking that trend". Read more:… https://t.co/7Jbj1353u4

11/08/17

Mini beasts, sticks & mud pies? Our Nursery Nurse & Forest School Leader on the joys of learning:… https://t.co/DRuJAQGzxc

10/08/17

"Your mind is a palace". Our Head, Mrs Chandler-Thompson speaks about the mind, our one true constant:… https://t.co/GLtvnUbHrB

09/08/17

"Always follow your heart and chase your dreams". Lyra, Year 6, recounts her mum's words of wisdom:… https://t.co/qEAMyxs4g9

08/08/17

She was born over 250 years ago but there’s still something about Mary Wollstonecraft & her legacy lives on with us… https://t.co/KEU7gcdNz6

07/08/17

It's not all psychoanalysis and mind reading. We put the Spotlight firmly on the subject of Psychology:… https://t.co/6wt6NadGPq

04/08/17

What does our Deputy Head of Junior School really think about teaching? Mrs Gilfedder-Bonnar tells all in 60s:… https://t.co/pTobbd5NxC

03/08/17

Algorithms, boomerangs and custard for Maths? Hannah, Year 9 tells us more: https://t.co/0wQEXQTZlQ

31/07/17

It was Midsummer Madness in the build up to this year’s Equinox. Ashvini, Year 8, tells us more!… https://t.co/p6Fofk9NEM

29/07/17

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Girls due home first thing tomorrow after a wonderful experience in Tanzania Thanks fo… https://t.co/m1Ln5R6ARI

28/07/17

Get to know our teachers in our series of 60s interviews. First up, our Year 2 Teacher & Junior School Librarian:… https://t.co/XYnhMMEd70

27/07/17

A touching moment as our girls visiting Tanzania prepare to say goodbye by hanging words of wisdom & memories with… https://t.co/r3cmzvim6g

26/07/17

Retweeted From BlackheathHighDrama

How wonderful - she has inspired A level students of ours over the years with her amazing work - we look forward to… https://t.co/rt6uqNxDqC

26/07/17

Retweeted From Cheryl Giovannoni

. we are so proud of you all. Keep on making a difference for women in the world. https://t.co/fu8cszQdEj

25/07/17

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Latest pics from - star-gazing, stove building and birthday celebrations… https://t.co/FnKLwqEgq7

24/07/17

Retweeted From Blackheath High Sch

Music is never boring https://t.co/e0iHyWrbjo

24/07/17

Retweeted From Inspire Worldwide

Overseas Project-connect your girls with the of a lifetime!See more here:https://t.co/xxemQZ9hwE 🌍👭

24/07/17

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Safari day today for memories https://t.co/QUDQVvmrTO

24/07/17

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

BBC Radio 4 - Bringing Up Britain, Series 10, How to Help Children to Feel Happy https://t.co/neupbOT3a5

23/07/17

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Great pics of our - brilliant project https://t.co/Ewa16P41nR

23/07/17

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Good work Maddie ! Stove building in Babati - but if a change from cupcakes https://t.co/psmLzMn5cf

21/07/17

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

In the last few days of term raised £320 for Well done Mira and all who contributed

21/07/17

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Team Tanzania have been laying a concrete floor, making raised beds and sharing experiences today https://t.co/9wzJ0a63nt

18/07/17

Retweeted From UN Women

“Gender equity starts with education.” - https://t.co/cNc5H62Cd5

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.