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17/11/18

Retweeted From hanna

feminist activists gearing up to talk to about inclusive for all conference with 👑👑👑 https://t.co/4fuYWeNUJ4

16/11/18

Retweeted From Laura Fowler

So much creativity on show https://t.co/72LpyO5lDO

16/11/18

Retweeted From Laura Fowler

What a beautiful fusion of historic and modern architecture ❤️’d visiting this School today. Thank you everyone who made us feel so welcome 😀 https://t.co/9B3CnGpXlQ

16/11/18

Retweeted From Beacons Netball

What a great afternoon with on Wednesday! We visited to run a netball session with their senior school netballers and just had so much fun! I’m looking forward to seeing some of the girls again on Sunday for our friendly fixtures! 🙌 https://t.co/Vrnyz65ftS

16/11/18

Retweeted From Steven Henderson

Wonderful Poetry by Heart competition final this morning . Congratulations to Hannah & Arwen for prize winning performances. https://t.co/WEgqu2M5qo

15/11/18

Retweeted From Laura Fowler

I ❤️ the rainbow 🌈 roof it reminds me of a similar one https://t.co/4J5QkjH73S

15/11/18

Thank you - we completely agree 😊 https://t.co/Uzlxt9xVyY

14/11/18

As part of the most recent mufti day and cake sale, our girls raised £270.32 for Moving Mountains (), an education charity, providing schooling costs for children in the developing world, including Nepal. Well done girls! https://t.co/bWFiyfJ8vi

13/11/18

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

A competitive afternoon of hockey against other schools. Thank you for hosting. Well done for coming 3rd 🎉 https://t.co/kZnFCHYP9T

13/11/18

Retweeted From BHS Sixth Form

Greena and Tambar from PWC visited us today, to deliver an engaging session on employability skills. Thank you! 👌😊 https://t.co/QKBuNh7ESY

12/11/18

Our lectures are designed to inspire and motivate our girls to pursue their ambitions - and Wizdom Layne certainly delivered today! From identifying opportunities to facing our fears, we're feeling ready to

12/11/18

Retweeted From M-C Bonnar

All set for Day 2018! https://t.co/sqF64KTM7T

12/11/18

At school we stand united against bullying and always Thanks for sharing this wonderful photo as we launch https://t.co/DHw3ipYLk1

10/11/18

Did you know our school fields were ploughed to create allotments during WW1? Read more about our school's wartime history and our installation here https://t.co/pCsL8BzVh1

09/11/18

Feeling proud of our art installation of acrylic poppies commemorating the centenary of the end of WW1. Our girls and Artist in Residence transformed our wellbeing terrace into a field of poppies, inspired by the John McCrae poem ‘In Flanders Fields’. https://t.co/DWRacB4XsA

08/11/18

Retweeted From GirlsDaySchoolTrust

This. https://t.co/jyCTHmy1RH

08/11/18

Retweeted From St Olave’s Year 5

A group of Year 5 children completed maths challenges with the support of Year 10 at this morning. Many thanks for an enjoyable morning full of mathematical challenges the children can share with their friends back at school! https://t.co/7Eypney5pP

08/11/18

Glad to hear it, it was a pleasure hosting them! https://t.co/jQopm49Hxt

08/11/18

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

A fantastic team performance from the U12s today at the GDST rally. Action shots to follow, eta back to school 5.30pm https://t.co/ek8VM9RRoT

08/11/18

Retweeted From GirlsDaySchoolTrust

Visit us at the Independent Schools Show this weekend & find out what makes a GDST school so special! More info: https://t.co/9WWAbgcBYq https://t.co/0AV7IrZbSf

08/11/18

It's trips day at Blackheath High School! Year 10 are sharing their mathematic expertise with Year 5 students from Juniors, , , Brindishe (Lee, Manor and Green), and our Year 7. Lots of fun with activities including code-breaking and zoo planning. https://t.co/pmKOqz521R

08/11/18

What a creative and thoughtful display at the Junior school. https://t.co/PtyTn5toNo

07/11/18

Retweeted From D&T

Year 10 Arthy experiencing welding for the first time. Smash those stereotypes! https://t.co/Uo9gSNbpzv

04/11/18

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

fabulous parents, fabulous girls 👏👏 https://t.co/n9uRuXETbJ

02/11/18

Retweeted From D&T

Poppy production line team. Voila! https://t.co/FF3XL83aVO

02/11/18

Retweeted From GRΔCΣ

So humbled & incredibly of the amazing & our lovely, happy daughter in this picture 😘🙏🏻😘 who continues to grow, thrive, shine & soar above the clouds & so much more! 🌟✨🌟 https://t.co/GfB6gEE7ds

01/11/18

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

so proud to be part of this day https://t.co/8M4IObqbXP

01/11/18

Wonderful to see the achievements of Blackheath High School Alumna celebrated in the National Portrait Gallery's 'Black is the New Black' exhibit. The stunning portraits can be viewed until 27 January - don't miss it! https://t.co/ollrTLVKuJ

01/11/18

Retweeted From School Guide

has a School in Action Open Morning (Junior and Senior) on Wednesday 7th November, 9am-11am. Tour the school during a normal working day, look in on lessons, and get a glimpse of the excellent teaching on offer at BHS. Click for info > https://t.co/4TRvz1bbKs https://t.co/8Lp5zqjOBs

01/11/18

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Poppies for our remembrance display are taking shape nicely https://t.co/1E3yvhDj2C

31/10/18

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Another great afternoon of sport for the girls. U13 hockey v LPSG Pom Rebecca, a good turn out for Netball Academy and a fun Trampolining club! 👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/f4Ce1TjtPs

31/10/18

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Mighty Girls club learning about Edith Cavell - old girl - ahead of day. Our discussions are better than our selfies! https://t.co/cJQ6kH9rz6

31/10/18

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Year 3 games at the field this morning! Loving netball and all hoping this sunshine stays ☀️ a great way to start the day! https://t.co/NTkySXJ80x

31/10/18

Retweeted From BHS Geography

With an ancient woodland on our doorstep, it makes sense to use it as our outdoor classroom today! Food webs, woodland structure, disturbances ✅ https://t.co/TEj9slykUZ

30/10/18

Last night students and their families enjoyed 's guest lecture on how public perception of the Great War has fluctuated over the past 100 years. Thank you for the thought-provoking discussion Dr Madigan https://t.co/a5OwKquHOK

29/10/18

We are looking forward to welcoming guests to school this evening to hear discuss British understandings of WW1. There are a few tickets still available at: https://t.co/RW3sT4UMW8

29/10/18

Retweeted From Elevate

This week we're back at and talking the best foods for exam period with the 6th form, why not to trust influencers for your nutrition advice, and how to include mindfulness in your daily routine.

27/10/18

As part of our celebrations for the Centenary of the end of WW1, the sedum roof on Mycenae Terrace at the Senior School will be transformed into an art installation of acrylic poppies. For more information and to sponsor a poppy, click here: https://t.co/ew2YfbBLe0 https://t.co/PmjZkIoiMK

26/10/18

On 2 November 2018, come to the Blackheath Junior School Gym and learn about the story of Diwali. https://t.co/CU7VOrCpQe https://t.co/BZ3QO7NHUH

25/10/18

From volunteering in Kenya to supporting bank traders, Miss Dickinson (Head of Computer Science) tells us all about herself. https://t.co/NuuFHqyuA4 https://t.co/7Y7WJ0veDk

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 major redevelopment of the Vanbrugh Park site.