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28/03/20

We are working on it ☺️

28/03/20

Lovely to hear from you, Kate. Pleased to say we are working on this 😊 https://t.co/pjCw5UfiqK

25/03/20

Yes, ’s lunches are hard to beat. Missed by all https://t.co/d76Ciz78s1

25/03/20

Such an important point , glad we are all finding ways to replace the conversations we miss - whether a quick 'catch up' outside a classroom or learning in lessons 😁 https://t.co/aCBlApL9dp

25/03/20

A real team effort, ! Her desk set-up is an inspiration to us all 😍 https://t.co/5fAV6XJS7K

25/03/20

Awesome work! Good to see clubs going online! https://t.co/PDgR9h4w4k

25/03/20

Retweeted From BHS Junior English

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25/03/20

Thank you - we love hearing stories like this! https://t.co/kWCjVuQQhE

24/03/20

Brilliant work all around 🤗 https://t.co/kj9EvJwFnm

24/03/20

Great to hear! Keep up the good work Mrs M! 🤹‍♀️ https://t.co/YKGdp5I6gj

24/03/20

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Year 5 learning all about the Components of Fitness 🏋🏼‍♀️ home circuits being created and performed! Yes keep up the great work 👊🏻👌👍 https://t.co/HxjqR7ZL0s

24/03/20

Thank you Audible! https://t.co/xxxXJGotVp

23/03/20

Brilliant to hear 🙂 https://t.co/zB1P4DGPsy

23/03/20

Absolutely brilliant - keep up the good work everyone! https://t.co/O7T7LIw4aW

23/03/20

Clearly the exercise is doing the trick - they look so spritely!

23/03/20

and at home! https://t.co/x9uA3evOkV

23/03/20

Great to see students of key workers keeping fit at school... https://t.co/ihyD8aS6kL

20/03/20

A reminder to everyone 😊 https://t.co/PzwnYRBjPN

20/03/20

We are now continuing our girls’ education through our Guided Home Learning method for all students and the Blackheath High School buildings are now closed except to provide critical support to our incredible key workers. https://t.co/3q27u3Hz22

20/03/20

We couldn’t agree more! https://t.co/VPOaqnDFef

20/03/20

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

If you needed any more encouragement to look at this experiment . Wiping slices of white bread with clean hands, iPads, unwashed hands etc and see what happens 😱 https://t.co/TVYNpLCnkS

20/03/20

We are all so grateful and proud of our community in these challenging times, keep it up! https://t.co/gEdtLrVZZf

18/03/20

❤️ https://t.co/jgNu4oyV4D

18/03/20

Retweeted From Steven Henderson

Guided Home Learning provision starts from tomorrow. Students: remember to use Firefly and email if not in school. Looking forward to seeing you either in school or on-line tomorrow.

18/03/20

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

GREASE LIGHTNING 💃🏽✨ https://t.co/QgLCHk1o6a

13/03/20

Retweeted From Natalie Argile

Another STEAM week, another ‘Masters’ class for staff. Thanks to Mr Masters for giving up his time to teach us to draw! https://t.co/47XSoKWDb7

13/03/20

Quite a treat to have a surprise flash mob appear in reception today, featuring the BHS invention, the Boghorn! https://t.co/q923mn1grk

13/03/20

Sixth Form had a great Skype conversion with analytical research assistant , where they learnt about her role of analysing proteins in cancerous and normal tissues. Thank you Erin! https://t.co/si7uuFrPLp

13/03/20

What an excellent week of activities we had for this week! Including a CSI Day, virtual reality, making recyclable bunting and learning more about sustainability in the environment. https://t.co/ulbwDYQ37K

13/03/20

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

WAKE UP + WORK OUT 🏋🏽‍♀️🔥 come and join the fun! 7:30am Monday, Wednesday and Friday! https://t.co/VcaIxv75pN

12/03/20

Blackheath High Junior School in action 👏👏👏 https://t.co/32B8sXUKGK

11/03/20

Year 10 are hosting a Senior Citizen's tea party with an 'Under the Sea' theme today. Fabulous decorations and smiles all around! https://t.co/VhlsRJ0FPb

11/03/20

Retweeted From Rebecca Richards 🧪

Making electronic quizzes with . Some excellent (and tricky) questions. I will hang my certificate from Mia and Katie up with pride (I didn’t know pizza originated in Greece!) https://t.co/ZEiuYpeRDi

11/03/20

It was a pleasure to welcome alumna back to school today to talk to Year 7 about her career as a journalist, give tips on interview technique and provide insight into the news that surrounds us. Thank you, Geraldine! https://t.co/3FO5ecoI2Z

11/03/20

Thank you so much for coming in and kick-starting Year 7's Journalism Day! https://t.co/xHJVHPl1XP

11/03/20

Entry for Year 11 Crime Scene Investigators only ⛔️🧪🔎 https://t.co/dIaBTfOt8V

11/03/20

The Mighty Boghorn returns! https://t.co/Qei6U3Uhyn

11/03/20

Retweeted From Blackheath Science

British Science Week is here! We're so excited https://t.co/pOsLIsypqS

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 £18 million-pound major redevelopment of the Vanbrugh Park site.
2018

2018

Completion of the major redevelopment of the Senior School. The girls were delighted to start the Autumn term in the all-new Senior School, now with brand new state of the art facilities - ensuring the school environment matches the excellent standard of teaching.