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23/09/21

We encourage our girls to be daring. Discover Blackheath High Junior School GDST at our Open Morning 25 September – book now: https://t.co/rlC9TvehpD https://t.co/hst4PMNND8

23/09/21

A massive congratulations to our sports scholar, Marley, who competed at the Inter-Regional Champs for British Triathlon last week. After qualifying for the main final, Marley pushed herself and finished 9th in her age group in the entire UK - incredible! https://t.co/PoaH1QNOOv

22/09/21

Our Sixth Form girls are courageous and insightful. Speak with our Sixth Form Leadership Team at our Virtual Open Evening and Live Q&A on Wednesday 29 September to find out what makes Blackheath High Sixth Form unique – book now: https://t.co/qtcBgOg8PC https://t.co/IPnnN6QNHG

21/09/21

Our Senior School students loved receiving their 'welcome' tote bags at the start of term. These eco-friendly, reusable bags were designed by one our talented Year 13 Textiles students, Lumina, who will be starting at the University of Bath this year. https://t.co/dRQc0YDrzw

20/09/21

It's societies week! Last week our Sixth Form students advertised their societies in a whole school assembly, and this week our senior girls will be choosing which society they would like to join. They can choose from a wide range, from Art, to Film, to Law and many more. https://t.co/u6W1xGsxhX

17/09/21

We support and encourage our girls all the way from Nursery to Sixth Form. Book your space at our Open Morning on Saturday 25 September and take a tour of our new Sixth Form Centre to see how we can prepare you for university and beyond – sign up now: https://t.co/cUoFRsIY2Z https://t.co/BVkJ5VIZFC

17/09/21

Last week we celebrated the achievements of our wonderful Year 11 and 13 students at our Valedictory Ceremony. There were music and dance performances by our students, and an inspiring speech from . Needless to say, it was a fantastic evening. https://t.co/2cU5U5s2XX

16/09/21

It was such an honour to host the Sixth Form ball for our recently graduated Year 13 students this month. Everyone had a wonderful time celebrating their achievements with their friends and former teachers as they prepare to move into the world of higher education. https://t.co/EHMLMvA2SX

09/09/21

GCSE and A-Level art displays are being put up across the school today. Each year we celebrate the amazing talents of our art students with an exhibition where their work goes on display for all to enjoy. This year's exhibition will be taking place next Tuesday. https://t.co/g5xotu3nqM

07/09/21

Today is our Clubs Fair. At the Clubs Fair, students can choose from a range of exciting extra-curricular clubs to further enrich their studies. Some of our clubs include: 🥋 Chinese Martial Arts in Mandarin 🚲 Bicycle Maintenance 👾 Minecraft & more! Which would you choose? https://t.co/5629a4iWPN

06/09/21

Wishing a warm welcome back to all of our students. As we step into the new term together, we're looking forward to a fun-filled year and seeing where our girls will Boldly Go. https://t.co/XW42DA2LI7

03/09/21

Retweeted From Brent Pirie

GDST girls from and Norwich High, playing a cracking piece of music. An ethos of collaboration, team work, friendship and supporting each other at a challenging but enjoyable residential week of playing brass 💥🎼👏🙌 https://t.co/JNvYCWs0W8

25/08/21

We encourage our girls to chase their dreams with conviction. Take a tour of Blackheath High Sixth Form GDST at our Open Morning 25 September – book now: https://t.co/hzAsr04f9Z https://t.co/ReFCFTJAGG

25/08/21

Having worked though the most challenging of years, our Sixth Form Textiles student have produced the most extraordinary collections and have proved just how creative they can be. Read more about our impressive Sixth Form Fashion Show here: https://t.co/lUb5yelRqq https://t.co/XCv8xq5xDY

23/08/21

On Thursday 24 June, we displayed all GCSE and A-level Art work as an exhibition in the Wollstonecraft Room. This featured acrylic paintings, mixed-media and Personal Investigation projects. Well done girls! You can view a gallery of the work here: https://t.co/HP6QdsdjTS https://t.co/NXfD0Ba4Wz

19/08/21

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

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18/08/21

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Day 3 of the Sports Camp has kicked off with a very competitive game of Capture the Flag. https://t.co/LN9BRc4LOp

17/08/21

Retweeted From Ruth Coles

Reviewing brand-new primary Christmas nativities in August for and secretly loving it🎄 🎶. Thanks for asking ! https://t.co/z7kRgNYV2i

17/08/21

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

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17/08/21

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Day 2 of the Sports Camp and we’re having a great time. There’s been dodgeball, hockey, tennis, rounders, netball - the only thing missing is some sunshine ☀️ https://t.co/uA39pUJlBl

13/08/21

30% of students have chosen to study Physics at A level next year. Meet Ms Tsikkinis, our inspiring Head of Physics, and read all about her passion for supporting girls and building a love of learning for the subject 👇 https://t.co/3A9VB9qBhv

12/08/21

Retweeted From Steven Henderson

Many many congratulations to all our students who have achieved A Levels and GCSEs this week. All such justly deserved successes. 🎉

12/08/21

Congratulations to our amazing Year 11s as they receive their GCSE results today. Thank you to all our wonderful staff who have supported them. Read below about Rachel and Heaven's time at Blackheath and what they have planned for A levels. ✨💫https://t.co/mKsqGJ17R4

12/08/21

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Delighted for our wonderful Year 11 cohort today as they celebrate well-deserved success in their GCSEs. Funny, kind and brilliant in equal measure, we can't wait to see you start Sixth Form! 💫 https://t.co/e4LDJfddDG

12/08/21

Good luck to everyone receiving their GCSE results today! 💫

10/08/21

Huge congratulations to Year 13 and all our teachers who supported them through an incredible year. Read about our amazing team and our girls' achievements, including Dilmi, who has been with us since Year 2 and is off to study Medicine https://t.co/l0CpK4X8b4

10/08/21

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

So proud of our Year 13; so full of spirit, hard work, kindness and adaptability. What they have achieved in the last 18 months is amazing and I wish them all the very best for their bright futures! https://t.co/B8YWgTbwi3 https://t.co/r1qxcwWD6y

10/08/21

Ahead of A level and GCSE results, our Head wrote to all our students, who have achieved so much this year. "Your committed to your futures, even when the future felt uncertain". Please have a read if you are receiving your results💙 https://t.co/gHb7OJma6u

10/08/21

We are so proud of this year's A level students who have achieved so much and are going on to study a range of exciting courses at university, including: Medicine, Chemical Engineering, Natural Sciences, Korean Studies, Criminology, Film & Drama, History & Midwifery. Amazing! 💫

10/08/21

Good luck to all students receiving their A level results today 💫

05/08/21

We encourage our girls to be daring. Discover Blackheath High Junior School GDST at our Open Morning 25 September – book now: https://t.co/rlC9TvvShb https://t.co/3G1c3cG3TZ

05/08/21

Inspired by our recent Beyond the School Walls talk, our generous speaker will be doing a Blackheath Suffragettes City walk on Sunday 12 September at 2pm. For more information on how you can be involved, please get in touch with Maureen here: mo.org.uk. https://t.co/MZvlIEngWk

23/07/21

We encourage our girls to be daring. Discover Blackheath High Junior School GDST at our Open Morning 25 September – book now: https://t.co/YTGst4ceY2 https://t.co/YMiokFgNFP

21/07/21

The results are in for the UKMT Junior Mathematics Challenge. A huge well done to all girls who were involved. You can see the results and read more about the challenge here: https://t.co/dARzMxjGiT https://t.co/c0acyiVbUG

16/07/21

We encourage our girls to be daring. Discover Blackheath High Junior School GDST at our Open Morning 25 September – book now: https://t.co/4IO39haZMC https://t.co/o1vJsqHkXb

14/07/21

As part of the topic of inheritance in Science over the Summer term, Year 8 learnt all about the workings of DNA by making delicious jelly models. https://t.co/E9occmRyJ4 https://t.co/xI4QsGJMg7

09/07/21

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

What a fab best MCB they are! 😍 https://t.co/LNizGKH8Tz

09/07/21

Retweeted From Ruth Coles

The piano music of a Year 3 pupil who just performed to her class. I asked why she added a multiplication fact. She said it was because the music was too plain. I like it. Might add a few times tables to my music in future https://t.co/YUlWmULzDA

09/07/21

Retweeted From Natalie Argile

Last day of term = great day for a ice-cream! 🍦 ☀️ 😃 https://t.co/VAIPXcFmCq

09/07/21

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Such a great turn out from our students who grasped the opportunity to be coached by a Superleague star. Thanks for providing so many of our students with a memory they will never forget! https://t.co/zaUgv6aAqo

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.