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08/04/21

Today we look back to the 26 March where the Year 2 girls really enjoyed learning all about the adventures of Paddington Bear. They wrote diary entries and used paint and oil pastels to create our own Paddington pictures. Great job girls! 👏 https://t.co/LzO4tebLna

06/04/21

Even throughout the holidays, we are still getting some great submissions through for the showstopper challenge in . Well done Issy for this impressive looking carrot patch cake. For details on the showstopper challenge, please visit the Firefly page. https://t.co/HtIrFON3Pv

04/04/21

Here at Blackheath High, we are wishing you all a happy, peaceful, and fun Easter. Don't forget the chocolate! 🎉 https://t.co/sPvdv9aYO0

02/04/21

As part of shared project within the GDST before the holidays, Year 3 learnt French vocabulary related to colours, 2D shapes and body parts to write a description of a monster. They also illustrated their writing with a fun portrait. Great job girls! https://t.co/4Eo4uhSYir https://t.co/l8MONyz3wd

31/03/21

As part of a Biology practical before the Easter Holidays, Year 13 immobilised enzymes in alginate beads to study the difference in activity between free and immobilised enzyme activity at 40°C and 80°C. Find out more here: https://t.co/afJmrjbAOq https://t.co/PQ4znKyZMy

29/03/21

In Mandarin, Year 10 completed a project about Chinese Bubble Tea, a popular drink in Asia. Students also had a chance to be creative and designed their perfect Bubble Tea to suit their taste with a brand name in Chinese. Amazing! 👏 https://t.co/327X2cPRLr https://t.co/GS410ReSwK

27/03/21

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Jumping into the holidays.... https://t.co/KXk5XSpkad

26/03/21

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Could the U16 netball team be any more committed?! https://t.co/Gps62JTr5v

26/03/21

Yesterday, GDST CEO closed our Women in Leadership event, telling our girls, “Your generation is the one that is going to change the world. You are the future leaders”. We couldn’t agree more & can’t wait to see you step out into the world on the path of your choice. https://t.co/yLvNnQoTHF

26/03/21

It was tough but we have chosen our winner of the cake challenge in the competition... Our winner is Issy for her incredible Choco-nilla macaron cake. Well done! 😍👏🍰 https://t.co/Tl8xm1sNAZ

26/03/21

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Year 6 enjoying their hockey 🏑 interhouse competition yesterday during games. 🏆Well done team Morden who won all their games! https://t.co/LprhNAaLqk

25/03/21

Thank you so much again for sharing so many inspiring insights, and all credit to Mabel for such a fantastic interview 💙 https://t.co/8VnQvFVDWe

25/03/21

Thank you so much for being part of our event - it was amazing to hear all about your career journey 💙 https://t.co/HYgs2kzRaj

25/03/21

Retweeted From M-C Bonnar

Year 2 have been busy this week! Have a look at their tie dye t-shirts! https://t.co/XocACWtwTH

25/03/21

Incredibly grateful to our Women in Leadership panellists, who shared insights on their career journeys - from acting, to journalism, running your own business and leading a school. Thank you so much, Emily Watson, 🙏 https://t.co/Nc0AiWyk1Y

25/03/21

Thank you so much, Geraldine for your support. Amazing to have our Blackheath High alumnae supporting our Women in Leadership event... thank you 🙏 https://t.co/95AXCQdJWU

25/03/21

Very grateful to Blackheath High alumnae Ruth and Lucy from for leading an interactive workshop, "finding your values" as part of our Women in Leadership: the Entrepreneurial Edit https://t.co/8uWhV1eZul

25/03/21

Incredibly proud of Mabel, Year 12, who delivered a powerful interview with on how we can learn from "failure" and how growth comes out of our comfort zone. Thank you for sharing such inspiring insights 💫 https://t.co/Lh8ZOM3v28

25/03/21

Hi - we're so sorry you didn't hear back. We're so lucky to have so many wonderful speakers talk to girls. We'll DM you.

25/03/21

"It is the most amazing time to be a young woman". We couldn't agree more. Thank you so much for such an inspiring and uplifting talk https://t.co/pnNFNKeRHA

25/03/21

Thrilled to be listening to such an inspiring talk from our Keynote Speaker, "Dream the biggest dreams possible and be your own advocate. If there's somebody that lights-up your spirit, listen to them" 💫 https://t.co/bWvZDNlD0g

25/03/21

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

This is going to be such a great event ! Ending term on a high! https://t.co/yEm7rbQAc5

25/03/21

We're so excited about today's Women in Leadership event. We're incredibly grateful to our amazing speakers, sharing insights on how to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and inspiring our students. https://t.co/UZpwsoz6Ps

24/03/21

Retweeted From Norwich High

This afternoon, Year 8 took part in the 'Design Thinking Challenge' made up of four, fast-paced tasks that girls completed in groups. It was a challenging and entertaining afternoon for the girls, working together with https://t.co/kB4wey23Mr

24/03/21

Retweeted From PortsmouthHighSchool

Y8 geographers collaborate with 3 other schools for a detective afternoon Maps, puzzles & an challenge https://t.co/ClBBtizOR1

24/03/21

Amazing 👏👏👏 https://t.co/xOwaNefaBL

24/03/21

As part of tomorrow's Women in Leadership event, Mabel, Yr 12 has turned the podcast tables and interviewed Their conversation includes inspiring insights on how 'failure' shapes us and how "there is no such thing as failure". We can't wait... https://t.co/jkPNg6s4yK

24/03/21

Retweeted From Mrs Richards MCCT 👩‍🔬

with their certificates for their fantastic work on Mars Rovers during GHL. I got one too because who doesn't want a certificate from NASA. https://t.co/BUanytIk9q

24/03/21

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Year 4 house fun at the field this morning! https://t.co/rjLAteHeQZ

24/03/21

Retweeted From M-C Bonnar

Year 5 are loving listening to Wildspark! Prue is such a great role model for girls. https://t.co/U3o37o9iGf

24/03/21

We're nearing the end of our competition, so let's end it in the best way possible, with the showstopper challenge! You can find inspiration and details on our FireFly page, good luck girls and get baking. 🍰👏🎉 https://t.co/BoHUFnGxIx

23/03/21

Retweeted From GirlsDaySchoolTrust

From Shakespeare's Globe to the Royal Institution, cross-Trust partnerships have continued to thrive during lockdown! And our schools remain to be places https://t.co/yCmh0zqDHN

23/03/21

We can’t wait 💫 https://t.co/zDxFmIeqZg

23/03/21

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

This echoes some of the sentiments so fluently expressed by two of our sixth form in assembly last week - https://t.co/3VKTHN1Ybm

23/03/21

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Yr 7 working on our interceptions today 🙌🏻 https://t.co/ZYUwR58sup

23/03/21

We’re so excited to host as our Keynote Speaker at our Women in Leadership event. This Thursday, our Sixth Form, Yr 10 & Yr 11 will take part in an afternoon of inspiration, exploration & live workshops, learning about entrepreneurial skills and mindset. https://t.co/cRFRMZ6ABT

23/03/21

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

The U12 netballers have been so committed to training. They’re really working on how dynamic they are and speedy ball handling skills sunshine helps too ☀️ https://t.co/tuhXuhNELS

23/03/21

As part of the cake challenge for our competition, Orla cooked up a delicious looking pineapple upside down cake. Well done Orla! 🍰😍😍 https://t.co/tSQVPvTXM4

22/03/21

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

The U13 hockey teams had such a great hockey training these students know how to work hard!!! The sunshine capped off a great afternoon of sport! https://t.co/3ruuVcvkal

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.