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11/12/19

Retweeted From Year 7 @ Blackheath

Well done Year 7 on a wonderful performance last night 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/YYoCovdA4C

11/12/19

Brilliant performances all round at the Carol Concert held in the Old Royal Naval College last night https://t.co/5nkcJdx0w9

11/12/19

Retweeted From Birdie Aitken

Christmas has begun...thank you ⁦⁩ for a wonderful evening of talented musicians and singers. Such a treat! 💕🎄🎼 https://t.co/Kw95qWJbfZ

10/12/19

Thank you for taking part! https://t.co/wSFBCYSedJ

10/12/19

Back to school! Today Year 7 girls were joined by their parents in Computer Science for a very special lesson... 1/2 https://t.co/w6yVkaGKRO

09/12/19

Retweeted From D&T

Junior School laser cutting for the BHSA Christmas Fair. https://t.co/CzV0nhaS4i

09/12/19

Retweeted From Blackheath High School Association

Thanks , it's been another great year, and we still have the Christmas Fair and Singalong to look forward to! Huge thanks to all parents, teachers and friends of who donate their time and ££ to make these fab things happen ❤🎅🤶🎄 https://t.co/v3n7aGatvi

09/12/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

assembly. And we’re off! https://t.co/ujIvfrm5Wo

07/12/19

Retweeted From bhsdeutsch

Blackheath High School German Department trip to the Christmas Markets in Cologne is off to a great start. Lots of shopping and taking in the fabulous atmosphere. More fun to be had tomorrow at the chocolate museum! https://t.co/eXFJEKhjPB

06/12/19

Retweeted From BHS Junior English

Our Book Club! All organised by the wonderful They are loving their first choice https://t.co/9t5exKpkZR

06/12/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

what better way to start Friday? Our Nursery to Year 2 loving your teddy bears and their picnic! ❤️ https://t.co/WALQjrB7VU

06/12/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Great excitement Juniors as the glass is put in place in our new link building. . Thanks to Yr5 digital leaders for the footage! https://t.co/ggVOMl67uE

05/12/19

How uplifting! Looking forward to hearing their ideas. https://t.co/fiULg5Xc4G

05/12/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Yr2 Yr3 concert. https://t.co/Cltw9KNI6n

04/12/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Another beautiful evening at Hockey and Netball club 🥰 https://t.co/OO09JKwLcy

04/12/19

Classics for Kids! In celebration of Wellbeing Week 2020, our Music Scholars invite you and your little one on a musical adventure. Join us at the Senior School on Wednesday 22 January from 10am. Further details and registration: https://t.co/NwV2vRdjJh https://t.co/Qew03GCMXo

04/12/19

Brilliant persuasion skills, girls. https://t.co/Y0o9wHYxA7

04/12/19

We certainly think so! https://t.co/LW1gkGamSF

03/12/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Love where you live!!! 😍😍 We had a great run at Cross Country Club tonight + finished with a quick gym session! Well done everyone 💪🏼🌟🙌🏼🏃🏽‍♀️ https://t.co/0yCpINCxKK

03/12/19

We have our fingers crossed for Helena in Year 8, who will be travelling to Prague to compete on behalf of the Icelandic national synchronised swimming team this weekend. We're so proud of you, Helena!

03/12/19

Our Wollstonecraft Speaker this week is Dr Chris Duffin, an award-winning palaeontologist who has published extensively on a wide range of fossil groups. We're excited to learn more! https://t.co/CuL3EuPwWg

03/12/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

It’s freezing, but who cares?! 🤷🏻‍♀️🥶 we all had a great evening playing at Bromley! POMS - Amy and Amelie 🦁🐯🏑 https://t.co/7uGrPSGODP

02/12/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Oh yes it can choir is on! https://t.co/HbL2Ee9Cri

02/12/19

Retweeted From Blackheath Halls

Greenwich means ...Christmas time! The festive season arrives in style at our Christmas-jumper packed Festive Family Sing-a-long https://t.co/3RhBjqx7DE

02/12/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

A delightful evening with ‘s Jenny Lister inspiring us with Mary Quant’s story. A true role model for our girls. . Lovely collaborating with too-do come again! https://t.co/TlfQYaQQaW

02/12/19

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Absolutely loved this evening’s talk by ‘s Jenny Lister about alumna Mary Quant a true girl. Thank you ! https://t.co/LsZv0bRKR8

02/12/19

Retweeted From Blackheath Society

Mary Quant talk tonight in conduction with the Society and . Amazingly insightful ! https://t.co/H4T0u3qN0Z

28/11/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

A pleasure having lunch with some Year 4s. Conversations ranged from making hand puppets to nutritional benefits of dark chocolate with a critique of premature Christmas promotions thrown in. ❤️❤️ https://t.co/irkufrtBMg

28/11/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

are just having too much fun?!#circus skills. https://t.co/RBIv7esbfz

28/11/19

Congratulations to Blackheath High alumna for being named Apprenticeships Champion of the Year at the National Apprenticeship Awards last night! https://t.co/Ifja4RaVU2

21/11/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

So proud of the U15 A&B teams smashing their netball fixture against St. Dunstans. How much they love sport and persevere with trying to play better is so impressive. POMs Sienna M-G and Sasha M 👏🏻🙌🏻 https://t.co/ZwGHYv68KB

21/11/19

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

This was such a good talk ! Rebecca shared so many pearls of wisdom with sixth formers and her job is great! https://t.co/ZVn7cQ225u https://t.co/yQgnA2GxAE

21/11/19

We can't wait to welcome curators from the V&A to this illustrated talk on the life and work of the pioneering Mary Quant next week! https://t.co/bZOz1k2e56

20/11/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

The U18 played a great game against St. Dunstans today. Some great interceptions leading in to strong attack. Well done! Pom Tilly https://t.co/7Ob1hDGMYR

19/11/19

Well done 👏 👏 https://t.co/pVil6Xv3Vu

19/11/19

Never a dull moment at Blackheath High! Today at the Senior School we hosted Rt Hon David Laws who discussed the impending election as keynote speaker for the https://t.co/5wi1fDmJXs

19/11/19

We're looking forward to this week's Wollstonecraft speaker, Blackheath alumna Rebecca Adams (class of 2013). Rebecca works as an archivist at the London Metropolitan Archives, working on the Mollie Hunt Collection and will be sharing her experiences with Sixth Form. https://t.co/0aWVjmbFmA

18/11/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Starting Monday with a circuit 💪🏼💪🏼 https://t.co/JrV2Erfft1

16/11/19

Retweeted From RebeccaE GardenDesign

Thanks for a fizzing, popping evening Great crowd and delicious munchies! 🙌 (photo taken by Meltem of year 7) https://t.co/VZnpaJjqvT

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.