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17/01/20

Mrs Argile is reducing her environmental impact with these thoughtful changes, and we are encouraging our entire school community to think of ways they can do the same - let's inspire each other! What do you pledge for the ? https://t.co/N2tDjWDDZT

17/01/20

An excellent pledge idea from Ms Richards looking at how we can reduce our impact on our environment. What changes can you make to your daily routines that add up to a big change over the ?#140thAnniversary https://t.co/i8E9o6wGAK

17/01/20

Our is off to a great start, with pledges from staff, students and their parents coming in. Mrs Chandler-Thompson has made an ambitious pledge to not print a SINGLE thing for the entire year. Wow! https://t.co/5misHchheh

17/01/20

Retweeted From Steven Henderson

Lots of wonderfully creative design solutions from years 6 and 8 in today's Architecture Day. Well done everyone! https://t.co/AulZY31Bj9

17/01/20

Retweeted From Natalie Argile

Another great year of design from our Year 6 and 8 students on Architecture day. Thanks to Mr Masters and his team for organising and inviting such inspiring speakers https://t.co/fEh8Br4HWy

17/01/20

Retweeted From D&T

Fran, Nisha & Katie. Our GDST alumnae and design director, architect and project manager respectively, who gave up a day to take part in our amazing Architecture Day. Winners to follow! TM https://t.co/iTd066ZB5R

15/01/20

A real pleasure to welcome ‘Old Girls’” of Mary Datchelor Grammar School, the original home of the stunning Datchelor Glass, to school for afternoon tea and viewing of the glass in its new home. Thank you for coming, ladies! https://t.co/vWgg33YkJ5

15/01/20

Retweeted From Blackheath High School Association

Have a look if you are booking your holidays soon 😎 You could raise over £120 for if you use to book your holiday and buy your travel essentials. If just five of us do this, we'll raise over £600 for FREE! Visit: https://t.co/zjMwEBsJqO

14/01/20

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Fitness Club started with a BANG 💥 well done to everyone 🤩🤩 https://t.co/yt5fGUvOQ0

14/01/20

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

The U16 netball team played their first fixture of the term ending with a great 28-7 victory over Plumstead manor. Some fantastic shooting, brilliant interceptions and super team work on display. Well done 👏🏻 pom Ezi https://t.co/0Wjkh4agGO

14/01/20

This week's Wollstonecraft Speaker Series talk will be delivered by Lily MacDonald on the themes of Ambition and Action - looking forward to it! https://t.co/XA5AMwkU5A

13/01/20

Thank you for your support 🙂 https://t.co/Yq3hyJCZYf

13/01/20

Retweeted From Common Seas

Thank you! We're so excited to be at Blackheath today!

13/01/20

Today we have announced a whole-school pledge to protect our maritime environment. Together with we pledge to highlight the vital role of clean oceans in our curriculum and work towards becoming London's first Ocean Friendly school https://t.co/eO7REsNvu0

10/01/20

To celebrate our 140th year, we are encouraging our whole school community to make environmentally-focussed pledges to change our world for the better. The focus of pledges will be: Spring: Reduce Summer: Reuse Autumn: Recycle https://t.co/7nTYOdrBj3

10/01/20

Retweeted From Girls' Schools Assoc

Eco-anxiety is robbing young people of their childhoods - adults must teach climate change responsibly says GSA Head ⁦⁩ ⁦⁦⁩ | The Independent https://t.co/RPDthz5y0c

09/01/20

Great to see in The Independent leading on the role schools have to play in the climate crisis:“As teachers,we need to empower students to understand their own agency and highlight what they can do to make a positive change...big or small” https://t.co/IATHTAyazQ https://t.co/CMpffd6hVn

09/01/20

What's not to love! Glad to see Year 1 enjoying Taekwondo. https://t.co/Nd9dW8GHBV

09/01/20

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Year 6 enjoying getting back into hockey 🏑 💪🏻 https://t.co/5shhb7FIZk

08/01/20

Retweeted From Blackheath High School Association

A very happy new year to all followers, here's to another great year of fun-raising 🥳 - Quiz Night booking coming soon, sort your teams! - remember you can donate clean, quality, unwanted uniform at juniors or seniors now - lots more to come so watch this space!

08/01/20

Welcome back to school, everyone! This is a particularly special first day back, as it also marks our 140th birthday. Stay tuned to hear about our environmentally-focussed which will take place throughout 2020 https://t.co/DIKseZLHT8

07/01/20

Hard to imagine a more welcoming bunch - great teamwork girls! https://t.co/Ico5WnR2Ue

03/01/20

In recent STEAM Club activities, the girls learned simple chemical reactions whilst making delicious fudge. https://t.co/rF0FzPvEAw https://t.co/eAeBPjTwBM

30/12/19

As part of our Bookbuzz programme, our girls were able to select and take home a book from a list of 17 titles! https://t.co/cXku8SoYWN https://t.co/a8JaB7fp4P

26/12/19

In celebration of Wellbeing Week 2020, our Music Scholars invite you and your little one to join us at the Senior School on Wednesday 22 January for a musical adventure. Further details and registration: https://t.co/NwV2vRdjJh

24/12/19

With Christmas just around the corner, turn up your speakers and celebrate with the Blackheath High School Christmas Single! Merry Christmas everyone! https://t.co/SPYvui2FhA https://t.co/N5tTntBBv3

21/12/19

With a staggering 38.45 seconds on the tuba, we are happy to announce the winner of the Long Note Competition... https://t.co/OZ9vxQ9qYU https://t.co/tZBTOu7YOL

19/12/19

Wishing everyone a restful and happy Christmas 🎄 🌟 ☃️ https://t.co/DjcCdfeKsw

18/12/19

Retweeted From Cheryl Giovannoni

So gorgeous. Lovely way to begin the 7 day countdown to Christmas. Have a great break BHS superstars. https://t.co/DAnsRks3jI

18/12/19

We are all feeling very spoilt - and full - this afternoon. Even the sprouts were delicious! https://t.co/zJHpPZcsmX

18/12/19

After a spectacularly melodic December, we're excited to share our music with you & your little ones in 2020. Register for Classics for Kids below: https://t.co/us2wUHB9sQ

18/12/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

We’ll be playing this at our Junior singalong this afternoon. Lovely to see so many “old” Junior girls and big sisters in there. Well done everyone 👏👏👏 https://t.co/Taoul3htZr

18/12/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Last day of term and having a blast with independent research- they seriously are loving it and I’ve learnt something new. https://t.co/UqNHj91qUr

18/12/19

Move over Simon Cowell, these Blackheath High girls have the X-Factor! Introducing our very own Christmas single🎄☃️🎄watch it here: https://t.co/7jPFe5ljWg

17/12/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

So proud of our dance company girls using their 4a time for extra rehearsals this week. 🙌🏼 https://t.co/VoaLsS3V3i

17/12/19

Well done to all candidates! https://t.co/f4DFHkN4iH

17/12/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

. House captains and decs made by them with our laser printer and sold for . Paragon made the biggest profit but very close. £242.60 on the way to a very good cause. https://t.co/SJEHEzFwkk

14/12/19

Year 7 had a great time learning about the bone structure by dissecting chicken legs in Science! They even identified the tendons and ligaments at the joint https://t.co/IAGcoCz5IH

13/12/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

“It’s behind you...!!!!” Year 11 Panto Trip to get us into the festive spirit! 🎭🎄 https://t.co/Sl1GFgGjyh

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.