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26/03/19

Yesterday, The French Department took two students (Valerie and Zoë) to the regional final of the MFL Spelling Bee. They did fantastically well and performed brilliantly under pressure. Congratulations girls! https://t.co/3VzOkQvqYN

25/03/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Junior School Council made the Florence lunchtime walking rota happen. Top work Ceri- risk assessment and rota in place! And a squirrel did appear... 🐿 https://t.co/1VAdFFzc6R

25/03/19

Retweeted From GirlsDaySchoolTrust

Watch girls from around the UK & Wales performing at for our Young Choir of the Year 2019. https://t.co/Bpes5UNras

25/03/19

Retweeted From Judy Mitchem

Watch out for Blackheath High ⁦⁩ ⁦ https://t.co/llnbcEejLv

22/03/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Could not be more proud of these girls 👏👏👏 https://t.co/1VQwOs4bKA

20/03/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Only https://t.co/E7py150P2l

20/03/19

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Loved watching year 10 at work in our beautiful art studios yesterday https://t.co/eAFGC2PyYZ

19/03/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

girls here https://t.co/p7BwGxeI1R

18/03/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

The U14 netballers performed brilliantly to come 2nd in the Greenwich Schools tournament this afternoon. Misa was awarded Player if the Tournament out of the players there which is a fantastic accomplishment 👏🏻🙌🏻👍🏻💪🏻 https://t.co/Bkz4zLhGyv

18/03/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

popped in for lunch with Reception today. Guesses on our Head’s age ranged from 17 to 88. And they all liked her necklace 🤣🤣 https://t.co/JDMzIQFDp2

18/03/19

Retweeted From BHS Junior English

enjoying the conference https://t.co/40AG3xdfCW

18/03/19

Enjoy the conference girls - such a wonderful opportunity. https://t.co/5TDA9ooxXC

15/03/19

To mark the end of a successful , Freya in yr 13 writes brilliantly about how Science and Art complement each other, and how they can be empowering. https://t.co/OumUzj5uws https://t.co/lr1V6diAV9

15/03/19

Retweeted From M-C Bonnar

Happy Red Nose Day from https://t.co/0dl6ar7k1p

14/03/19

Retweeted From Blackheath Science

Lots of exciting and explosive science action here for Blackheath High School's STEAM Week 2019 and British Science Week - here's some elephant's toothpaste. The ceiling is safe (this time!) https://t.co/9rtzn2b23F

14/03/19

Retweeted From Blackheath Science

Great teamwork as our Year 11 forensic scientists investigate the clues. Who stole the mock exam papers and exactly what happened here? https://t.co/fAxoSbiKrI

13/03/19

To show that our girls are still in awe of their new school, a bunch of our Yr 9s used their creativity to take these incredible photographs. https://t.co/WgsqNXjM1w https://t.co/EL4t3lD3VF

12/03/19

Tasty Science! Our British Science Week Science Club kicked off by making vanilla and strawberry ice cream. https://t.co/tOMI385vRr

12/03/19

Retweeted From Steven Henderson

A fabulous second half featured Phantom of the Opera read in original French & sung to Lloyd-Webber's music, talks & performances from Wuthering Heights, galvinism, Frankenstein & Dracula and a wonderful animated film. https://t.co/RwL8cwVoJR

12/03/19

"Two things are for certain: education does not exist in a vacuum and social media is here to stay." https://t.co/O9NGQT9Fq5 Mrs Carol Chandler-Thompson, head at , writing for the .

12/03/19

Retweeted From GirlsDaySchoolTrust

"Two things are for certain: education does not exist in a vacuum and social media is here to stay." https://t.co/LxqExNtkAa Mrs Carol Chandler-Thompson, head at , writing for the .

12/03/19

Retweeted From DominiqueUnsworthBEM

Am excited to be on the panel for tomorrow - and I just spotted this ad for my old school... I was REALLY lucky to attend an school and this advert tells you a lot about why I grew into the woman I am. https://t.co/ruwv3pJWOX

12/03/19

❤️ Thank you for sharing

12/03/19

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Curiosities and mysteries abound so far at Gothic Evening tonight https://t.co/26zZwabZSQ

11/03/19

This week is and to celebrate technology our Head, talks to about her vision to teach online safety, prepare students for the future & harness social media as a tool to make the world a better place https://t.co/arVRNKFqmO

08/03/19

Retweeted From The Feminist Library

We were very excited to be invited to do a talk today to girls & to receive a very warm welcome & to find that there was loads more going on 4 as well as on more generally 😍😍 https://t.co/60rP97RM0a

08/03/19

To celebrate , we held a selection of events throughout the week that included a screening of 'He named me Malala', a talk about The Feminist Library and a lecture by Magda Oldziejewska. https://t.co/4GyjXG4WPW

08/03/19

Looking forward to hosting and for a talk and guest exhibition on the life and work of Mary https://t.co/TGVitGtpzc

08/03/19

Retweeted From GirlsDaySchoolTrust

Where girls learn without limits. Lois, received an Olivier Award for a West End production of School of Rock, student of https://t.co/g1H7hJnRt0 https://t.co/VUlzFeDJUz

07/03/19

Today we welcomed a plethora of special guests from Millicent Fawcett & Emmeline Pankhurst, to Margaret Atwood's Offred. Even Cruella de Vil and her 101 Dalmatians couldn't keep away Happy everyone! https://t.co/sJYZkMuUTJ

07/03/19

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Great standard of play at the rally today - doing an awesome job on the table! https://t.co/kWHvwMni37

07/03/19

Looking and full of Blackheath High Magic 🧙‍♀️ https://t.co/OHvUX5WwS1

07/03/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

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07/03/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Great to see one of our students in the today https://t.co/TIq0nBWom3

06/03/19

Retweeted From Steven Henderson

It's a great here tonight. What variety! What quality! https://t.co/0cBXUwgFlf

06/03/19

Retweeted From M-C Bonnar

Y6 finished their biology topic ‘Evolution and Inheritance’ today by constructing the helical structure of DNA using edible substances. I wish my Science lessons had been like this! https://t.co/bZcVJAmZAJ

06/03/19

Thank you both so much for your time!

06/03/19

We are feeling positively inspired after our Women in Leadership conference yesterday, thank you to , , , (to name a few) for spending the day sharing your experience with us https://t.co/Z3mfJJLTpG

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.