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25/01/21

Retweeted From GDSTSkills

Brilliant opportunity for currently at university to learn more about maintaining motivation. Other events in the series focus on areas such as positivity and confidence. Register below. https://t.co/xL5eSBsU1Q

25/01/21

We can’t wait Looking forward to seeing all the entries for the Blackheath High 👩‍🍳 https://t.co/nJ05aMxGOR

25/01/21

After learning about the Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection, the friendship between Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace, Year 8S students researched fossils and they drew/painted the ones they found most interesting. Great job girls! https://t.co/EtMrKTQZXN

25/01/21

Retweeted From M-C Bonnar

Happy Burns Night! Some hae meat and canna eat, And some wad eat that want it; But we hae meat, and we can eat, And sae let the Lord be thankit. https://t.co/6Yyo6lIJJZ

25/01/21

Our Head in today's on the importance of wellbeing for students and staff during this time of school closures: https://t.co/4gMrLp5Jnc

25/01/21

Retweeted From M-C Bonnar

Look what I received in the post! https://t.co/SmOdbwMW3j

25/01/21

Fantastic work, Orla! https://t.co/9Ua4kuhgIT

25/01/21

Great work 6B! https://t.co/n6SgVuwyH1

25/01/21

Year 1 and Year 3 live PE classes in action. Key worker pupils in school enjoy working out together with their class buddies at home. https://t.co/lg90US8DzJ

22/01/21

The Nursery girls in school have been particularly enjoying catching up with all their friends and getting back to what they like best - playing! https://t.co/WkINvRYqay

22/01/21

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

A brilliant 15 minute skipping challenge for you today from the Fitness Forward challenge. Why not give it a go either today or over the weekend https://t.co/qKxV7PTKI3

22/01/21

Year 10s have been learning about the characteristics of Expressionism and getting very creative as they explore how directors use lighting, sound and music to create atmosphere. Amazing what our GCSE drama students have created, using just what they have at home! https://t.co/AljeZGpDJt

21/01/21

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Juniors Guided Home Learning with Miss McQuater bringing maths to life. https://t.co/Ag5IhfzGka

21/01/21

Brilliant, Mrs Gunton! https://t.co/Ne0ht19ofT

21/01/21

Retweeted From Mrs Richards MCCT 👩‍🔬

Thrilled that ex-DCI Steve Gaskin has been kind enough to record some sessions for my lucky 'Forensic Science - Inside the Mind of a Murderer' enrichment students. This afternoon will be 'Offender Profiling' https://t.co/cLznsjc6YS

21/01/21

In today's assembly, we reflected on the power of kindness, thinking about what we can do to support people in our community and taking inspiration from others. Proud of everyone in our school community who have done incredible things to support others in recent times https://t.co/ofoHuQCYN6

20/01/21

“While I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last”. An inspiration to girls everywhere. Congratulations Vice President Harris 💫 https://t.co/iPIZ7WTfKA

19/01/21

Another brilliant discussing 'How To Be A Tech Role Model For Your Child'. We've emailed parents a registration link... https://t.co/VB7jZCwZzs

19/01/21

Brilliant! Look forward to hearing all about it https://t.co/42xHeRyZU6

19/01/21

Retweeted From GirlsDaySchoolTrust

Our most recent presentation for parents in the series is now available to watch. alumna, Professor Abi Gewirtz, shares her expertise on how to talk to your child when the world feels like a scary place. 👉 https://t.co/P95qdNVFu9

19/01/21

Our key worker children in school working hard and enjoying in their daily fitness session. Well done girls! 🤸 https://t.co/XjX9HDLlMC

18/01/21

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18/01/21

Beautiful sunrise over Blackheath this morning ☀️ https://t.co/ZaB3iBcwbW

18/01/21

Looking to take-up running in 2021? Another brilliant Fitness Forward Challenge from to start the week 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️ https://t.co/L22p9QpOi3

18/01/21

Fascinating whole school assembly this morning from on the superpower of introverts. Very inspiring way to start off a new week https://t.co/X3fMmnMVsb

15/01/21

Great work girls! 👏👏👏 https://t.co/Tj6GhN9x6L

15/01/21

Why not try our Fitness Forward challenge this weekend? Choose your favourite songs and give it a go 💃 https://t.co/usUQPA1kZb

15/01/21

Our Wollstonecraft Lecture Series continues in lockdown with sharing fascinating insights about her career as an Aerospace Design Engineer, which has taken her around the world and includes designing cockpits for Hawks used by the Red Arrows! https://t.co/NNKACGBmAw

15/01/21

Retweeted From M-C Bonnar

Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed attending the Virtual Junior Citizenship session this week! It was a great opportunity for them to learn about citizenship and life skills directly from the experts. https://t.co/HfdqASgDXp

15/01/21

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

The nicest part of my day/week/2021 so far was popping in Yr5’s end of day Teams meeting with .I’m going to be photo-bombing ( or whatever the video/Teams equivalent is ) every year group on a regular basis. Look out !

15/01/21

Retweeted From The Halo Code 👸🏾

Seems like we have 4/25 of the wonderful GDST schools signed up to the Halo Code! Would love to see the others follow in these schools’ footsteps and 👸🏾👸🏽👸🏿 https://t.co/1W2N58voJW

15/01/21

Hi Florence 👋🐶 https://t.co/jKFjMS8Hgb

14/01/21

Inspiring assembly at the start of the year from our Head of Futures, Ms Day, on setting goals for 2021 and when thinking about future careers. We discussed the importance of reflection and setting S.M.A.R.T goals to make them much more achievable. 👏👏 https://t.co/5rY8bmzz5u

11/01/21

Another sneak peak at our virtual assembly this morning to celebrate our 140th birthday 🎉 https://t.co/Rvd2ygwQiU

11/01/21

We are so proud of all the eco commitments made by our school community to celebrate our 140th birthday. Fantastic to see everyone come together as a force for change. 🎂 https://t.co/n4eV9s0lzY

08/01/21

Merci Madame Moriseau for a wonderfully uplifting Early Years French lesson for our nursery girls. Fun with singing and learning healthy fruit - all in French. Fantastique! https://t.co/6ywbvdYQeq

08/01/21

Excellent work, Shelby! Well done to all teachers and students for this week. Have a well-deserved restful weekend.

08/01/21

Retweeted From Mrs Richards MCCT 👩‍🔬

Reviewing quantitative chemistry with Y10. Straight on it and some great work submitted, this is from Shelby. Great end to the week. Well done everyone ! https://t.co/aJ3pw3g3uK

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.