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18/05/19

"It was an evening which celebrated the success of a development project and hailed a promising future for the school as a whole, but, for me in person, the event also marked my first occasion speaking as Head Girl" https://t.co/0gsqsAJadZ https://t.co/7wZSEH8dam

17/05/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

An awesome day of athletics for the Yr3&4 students today! Some fantastic performances and lots of fun 🎽🏃🏽‍♀️ https://t.co/xpjVIj1o7D

16/05/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Year 1 dress design Florence dog approves ❤️👏👏 https://t.co/1paRPxnfHD

16/05/19

Retweeted From GirlsDaySchoolTrust

This month, opened the doors of a multi-million redevelopment. This included a brand-new library, wellbeing sedum roof garden & ‘The Pod’, a contemplation space for meditation and idea generation. https://t.co/uEbEYE77Q2

14/05/19

Retweeted From M-C Bonnar

Terrific artwork from Nursery to Year 6 at our art exhibition! https://t.co/TFhkyY7zi9

14/05/19

Retweeted From Natalie Argile

From the Junior Art Exhibition, straight into the Senior Tea Time Concert. An afternoon brimming with creativity 🖼 🎨 🎶 🎷 https://t.co/NkkCB98Cyt

14/05/19

A lot of excitement and learning at the Senior School this morning as Year 4 join us for a morning of lessons and experience English, Geography and Drama classes https://t.co/WYcE5v3afP

13/05/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

An amazing day, with strong performances from both our U13+U15 netball teams but it just wasn’t enough to get the win. Both teams have come away as runners up of the Greenwich Schools League. Well done girls you should be very proud! POM: Alice and Sasha. https://t.co/5T2th74228

13/05/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Our U13+U14 netball teams are raring to go at the Finals, here at the . What an incredible experience. Let’s go !! 💪 https://t.co/WriSipQ4Mq

13/05/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

So lucky to have this event on ‘s doorstep 👏👏 https://t.co/BKRhFdNOvT

09/05/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHighDrama

Wonderful performances tonight from Year 10 bringing the world of their set text The Crucible alive 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/DUtUrurQd3

08/05/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

we’re delighted to welcome so many local EYFS practitioners, staff and parents to our talk on speech and language development and how to support it. https://t.co/hXGRuysoi3

07/05/19

Retweeted From GirlsDaySchoolTrust

A stunning image of 's atrium at night. As part of last week's grand opening of the . https://t.co/AqDSgOrv3M

07/05/19

Emmeline Pankhurst, Anne Boleyn, Romeo and Juliet… certainly put on incredible immersive performances at the Grand Opening. We are so proud of our brilliant students for always being keen to take centre stage. https://t.co/VgDlyOQUiv

07/05/19

A huge thank-you to our talented musicians and for taking part in the Grand Opening festivities! Highlights included the ‘Datchelor Fanfare’ (composed by students and Ms Leo), ‘Beat It’ band, String Quartet, Music Scholars’, and our very own Rock Band. https://t.co/Wb6dVNWXKF

07/05/19

...and of the Take Flight Installation & What's in a Building exhibit https://t.co/TnGLoq5VzF

07/05/19

We were dazzled by the creativity of 's Fashion Show, ‘What’s in a Building’ temporary exhibit and iconic ‘Take Flight’ installation which marked the Grand Opening of our all-new Senior School on Thursday. Some highlights of the Fashion Show... https://t.co/niERdq1LYE

04/05/19

Excellent performance, Lauren! https://t.co/M7lc5EF2aq

03/05/19

Thank you to all our guests for making last night such a special evening celebrating the https://t.co/p9L9szJdfk

03/05/19

Thank you so much to all our talented students who made last night a night to remember https://t.co/nvZrjLI2qr

02/05/19

A culinary tour of the world tonight at the Mexican, Middle Eastern and Caribbean! https://t.co/kWTFkBPDmM

02/05/19

The closing remarks on a series of wonderful speeches from https://t.co/VR7goyiB7j

02/05/19

Final words from the brilliant https://t.co/F5ubGHGefT

02/05/19

“I hope the spaces we’re opening today give the room for girls to flourish for generations to come” says https://t.co/Np8Tj9xtQy

02/05/19

A ‘Wollstonecraft Speaker Series Special’ with the inspirational https://t.co/vRcLgJbIC7

02/05/19

[De]Construct Fashion Show https://t.co/ewQwuPhT5e

02/05/19

A string quartet providing the perfect start to the evening https://t.co/6HHkgKDAjz

02/05/19

Emmeline Pankhurst greets our guests on arrival https://t.co/p6tHxfmZ47

02/05/19

Florence, our school dog, is pawsitively thrilled Poppy will be joining us this evening with https://t.co/N8gU93HsMn

02/05/19

We're all so excited to welcome our guests for this evening's Grand Opening ceremony with special guest speakers https://t.co/dOLDzLZMJ3

02/05/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

girls from Yr 3 to Yr6 leading IT! It is a yes girls! ❤️it. https://t.co/cENvHZAFdc

01/05/19

The sun has been really shining here in Blackheath, so the Hamster Club decided to take the hamsters out for a little walk! https://t.co/KwQIKgsZZW

01/05/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Great fun in the sun at 5K Park Run club! Come and join us next week! ☀️🏃🏽‍♀️🙌🏼 https://t.co/nHN4yDlOSv

30/04/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

and the winning house at the mini marathon was Meridian 👋👋 https://t.co/mmrcQKSo3o

30/04/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

mini marathon on . Great support from our families as ever - best ever turn-out of dogs!🐶 🏃‍♂️ 🏃‍♀️ https://t.co/4XcX11Hwmo

30/04/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Great afternoon for our U13 A&B cricket teams at their tournament this afternoon. Full of confidence and eager to always progress. A’s won all their matches except one (by only two runs) and B’s got two strong wins under their belts. Great start to the season! 💪 https://t.co/R2f7GuWZzb

29/04/19

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Really great to see alumna in this baby friendly performance of Emilia! Brilliant initiative! BBC News - Baby-friendly theatre performance of Emilia https://t.co/SYVEvWPpRX

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.