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22/01/19

Thank you to our talented music scholars for the blissful Mindful Music concert! We were delighted to have so many people - of all ages - from the Blackheath Community join us to celebrate https://t.co/jFSrVLPsPe

22/01/19

Shake off those winter blues at our lunchtime Mindful Music concert TODAY at 1pm in All Saints Church, Blackheath. Admission is free, babies and toddlers welcome https://t.co/ysZtHI8Z5v

21/01/19

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Thoughtful wellbeing advice on diet, balance, exercise and screentime from , Ellie from and Mrs Beecham at tonight’s wellbeing symposium - thanks for all the great questions parents and thank you wonderful panellists ! https://t.co/QTDQZwvwL6

21/01/19

This lunchtime came to school on the and shone a light on the benefits of reading for enjoyment at the start of . Thank you for the inspiring talk and for being such fierce champions of women's fiction. https://t.co/KkA6PGoIfH

21/01/19

Did you see this brilliant article about 's pioneering book "Inferior" in Sunday's ? We can't wait to welcome her this February as a guest lecturer in our Wollstonecraft Speaker Series https://t.co/uNHdkwPIoc

21/01/19

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Great assembly to start week from - the Power of saying no and why we CAN’T have it all! https://t.co/e8aSdjYHoa

21/01/19

Our is off to a running, rowing and jumping start! https://t.co/adOnAtoYq7

18/01/19

Not long now until Blackheath High School's Mindful Music concert at All Saints Church in Blackheath. Join us there on Tuesday 22 Jan at 1pm. Babies and toddlers are most welcome! https://t.co/pJ4hnOXkvm

18/01/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Year 1 time for a quick disco.... https://t.co/zQBFJ4dewG

18/01/19

Very impressive! https://t.co/5UKk5ZTWHC

17/01/19

Next week is our annual Wellbeing Week! Highlights include an evening symposium for parents focusing on mental health and a Mindful Music concert for all in . Read more about our integrated approach to wellbeing here: https://t.co/RuUCmsvIlU

17/01/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

What a champ Jasmine, showing us all how it should be done! https://t.co/xZbDnD5fUG

16/01/19

Retweeted From Year 7 @ Blackheath

on our annual Welly Walk through historic Park https://t.co/yNjMUzn82H

15/01/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Great first hockey match of the term for the U12s against Colfes. POMs Valerie and Renee. Well done! So much progress being made the more they play 👏🏻 https://t.co/QE73aBF3uq

15/01/19

Congratulations to our brilliant violinist, Anna, on securing a place in the National Children’s Orchestra https://t.co/ySYX5k3HD9

14/01/19

We are starting the first full school week of 2019 by celebrating our 139th birthday. In assembly Mrs Chandler-Thompson observed our rebellious and pioneering roots, reminding the girls to “keep changing the world, one small rebellion at a time”. Oh, and there’s cake, too! https://t.co/WgE4CfbQGm

11/01/19

Retweeted From GirlsDaySchoolTrust

See what our schools and its girls have been doing to enter 2019 in style... https://t.co/L4bvVwOe0X https://t.co/PhkqcX4QSb

10/01/19

Retweeted From Blackheath High School Association

Only 9 tables left for the Quiz Night on Friday 1st Feb in junior school gym, so go to https://t.co/v1vgr90Niu & bag one now! Just £48 for a team of 8 (max), you can bring food for 7, quiz starts at 8. Bar will be selling beer, wine, prosecco & soft drinks 👍

10/01/19

Relax, unwind and take part in Blackheath High School's by joining us for our complimentary Mindful Music concert at All Saints Church, Blackheath on Tuesday 22 Jan at 1pm. Babies and toddlers are most welcome! https://t.co/QykWpIH6Ie

02/01/19

Our Head of Science talks to us about Chemistry and what the benefits of studying the subject are: https://t.co/CThJvq3tDg https://t.co/orfmzBG5S1

30/12/18

Our Deputy (Academic) Head Mr Henderson talks about endurance in education and setting your own pace: https://t.co/f9uUvZFNTC https://t.co/Y82INsJvMV

28/12/18

Earlier this month, Blackheath High School participated in the Global Hour of Code, which included fun and engaging activities like Minecraft, Star Wars and Wonder Woman. https://t.co/j3DeCAJkc0 https://t.co/bPyHB0cmMt

25/12/18

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! https://t.co/ye2MDYARyW

21/12/18

We're put together a collection of our best photographs from our Christmas Carol concert on 11 December 2018 https://t.co/3h7kwEjUFp https://t.co/1zFrkvD8vw

20/12/18

Retweeted From Christine Pheiffer

Looking forward to the New Year with & her work on Wollstonecraft https://t.co/jiCjjuCejE

19/12/18

Thank you all for an amazing term, and happy holidays! https://t.co/9pG1282OsG

19/12/18

Retweeted From M-C Bonnar

Merry Christmas from 🎄 https://t.co/25MIJJZynC

19/12/18

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Thank you for the lovely gifts, cards and kind words from our wonderful community. A very merry Christmas to you all. Woof woof! https://t.co/fPBwzyaWih

19/12/18

Santa Claus is coming to town at Blackheath High School! https://t.co/MmYX1gy7HA

19/12/18

Retweeted From Year 7 @ Blackheath

lead Christmas Carols in our gorgeous new reception https://t.co/hAtqIxkxRg

19/12/18

Retweeted From M-C Bonnar

Panto time https://t.co/RvDXS7e82Y

18/12/18

Retweeted From M-C Bonnar

Christmas lunch! 🎄 https://t.co/J6Ew6KepKW

18/12/18

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

We do love a even Flo 🎅🎄🐶 https://t.co/Spznc3acUU

17/12/18

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

A fun Christmassy morning of netball for our 6th form. An extra spring in their step after being inspired by 's success at ! https://t.co/a955COULUW

17/12/18

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Stunning performance of Sleeping Beauty from , great to see girls on stage too! 👏🏽 https://t.co/EfUQ8ohf7r

16/12/18

As we mark the 100th anniversary of the first time women voted in the UK, our Head teacher, Mrs Carol Chandler-Thompson, says we must encourage young women to become active participants in politics… read full article here Magazine https://t.co/keOY5k9shP

14/12/18

Good luck to all of our students performing in the production of Sleeping Beauty tomorrow!

13/12/18

"How did we do it? I'll tell you now, we didn't give up, we didn't know how". Everyone must read this incredible and empowering poem from one of our Year 3 pupils. https://t.co/3yCnJw94vO

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.
2018

2018

Completion of the major redevelopment of the Senior School. The girls start their Autumn term in the new building.