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25/05/18

Retweeted From GirlsDaySchoolTrust

What's the future of school sports? , Head talks to about alternative spo… https://t.co/MM9MEshuhL

25/05/18

Retweeted From BHS Junior English

Excellent creativity by Year 5 for the innovation challenge. Good luck girls! https://t.co/PzM5fj1baX

25/05/18

Retweeted From BHS Junior English

Excellent creativity by Year 5 for the innovation challenge. Good luck girls! https://t.co/XMAQjA8osK

25/05/18

Retweeted From Year 6 BHS

The international prefects selling mittens for the Malawi schools project https://t.co/ns4YBJUPJq

25/05/18

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Hey ! We’ve made a start Juniors. First pic of for your… https://t.co/59vZCsa76g

25/05/18

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Reception gave us a joyful assembly today . Only 4 and 5 years old but so https://t.co/kQhoMubOxX

25/05/18

Retweeted From Natalie Argile

Glad to see the message has got through https://t.co/E74gHnl9f8

25/05/18

An inspiration talk and a special thank you from Dame following the efforts of our amazing J… https://t.co/mCItTuq3WR

25/05/18

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

KS2 choir practising at 8am mesmerising our younger girls- zoom in on those faces! https://t.co/XS4on7QGps

25/05/18

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

And two of our gymnasts.... https://t.co/IFuwHH9ZmL

25/05/18

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Some of our fab 💃 https://t.co/j82uw1J9If

25/05/18

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

And the winners are..... https://t.co/iBFEwK50GP

25/05/18

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24/05/18

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Who needs strictly come dancing when you have the BHS gym and dance festival? https://t.co/cMl8TvgRU7

24/05/18

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

gym and dance festival- brilliant to have our “old” Junior girls back! https://t.co/2efFV1afLn

24/05/18

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TOP BLOG: Carol Chandler-Thompson discusses introducing new sports https://t.co/Ef3WqedOWs https://t.co/OrsdgmOTkw

24/05/18

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A fascinating assembly from Dame Esther Rantzen this morning thanking us for the money raised for the NSPCC.… https://t.co/cGwSMokpFf

24/05/18

Retweeted From BHHS Sport

Great day at the DIrectors of Sport conference today. Thank you to for your hospitality and… https://t.co/jz93Tx5BPj

24/05/18

Introducing our Year 2 ! Our girls loved sharing ideas and learning what it was like to be a Victor… https://t.co/06ryYrIgrG

23/05/18

Retweeted From Oxford High Sport

Fantastic GDST Sport conference today... lots of fresh ideas coming to OHS. Thanks to for hosting

23/05/18

Retweeted From Norwich High Sport

Thank you for an informative and enjoyable day at the GDST PE conference today 🏏🎾🏐🏑 https://t.co/GzLzEZHX9o

23/05/18

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

So enjoyed the first Junior Science Conference . Look out for Matilda taking about… https://t.co/pOSMlBBt7x

23/05/18

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Today at Sports Conference - Lucy talks about the importance of helping girls stay active & Squadkit's missio… https://t.co/cS9CV1BJoo

23/05/18

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Can you spot dog Florence sunbathing in beautiful ? (Authorised absence- been to th… https://t.co/81MvmTuDGI

23/05/18

Former England captain and PE teacher Amanda Newton puts our staff through their paces a… https://t.co/8uJKDRSYQ3

23/05/18

Top tips for our staff at this afternoon's cricket session with . Looking forward to shari… https://t.co/YBtPp42K9b

23/05/18

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

How many PE teachers can you fit in a hall for lunch? Lots! https://t.co/5dVZN1lKAj

23/05/18

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Top coaching sessions with Amanda Newton 🏐and from at the https://t.co/9HxlMiqTpv

23/05/18

Retweeted From M-C Bonnar

A very informative assembly on Malawi this morning. Our enterprising charity prefects are selling mittens this Frid… https://t.co/6uQtWcqwqZ

23/05/18

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Proud to be hosting the conference https://t.co/bsAbPw1vk1

23/05/18

Retweeted From Newcastle High Sport

An exciting morning at the Sports Conference and is leading an… https://t.co/pTSIqG7hsJ

23/05/18

Getting stuck into learning fun, new ideas for teaching EYFS & KS1 dance! https://t.co/RIOg6iQi5A

23/05/18

A warm welcome to the family from our Head . https://t.co/E0OwbX8jdQ

23/05/18

The stage is set for today's Sports conference... let's put the spotlight on PE & how we can share our love o… https://t.co/6QVK157SLJ

23/05/18

to us . Looking forward to sharing ideas & expertise with GDST Directors of Sport at today’s… https://t.co/xMZWVqrF18

23/05/18

Retweeted From Year 7 @ Blackheath

A wonderful sunny start to my Primary School visits. I have received warm welcomes and met some outstanding new stu… https://t.co/7hdsYyokWU

23/05/18

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The Positive Schools Programme at schools aims to promote a positive mental health culture among staff & stud… https://t.co/eNOk5jiJ3f

23/05/18

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Starting our week right, Monday morning rowing! https://t.co/RoxtAwJAcR

23/05/18

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Directors of Sport, we are ready to welcome you https://t.co/5ROyObKQI0

23/05/18

Temperatures may have soared but our resilient girls were fully prepared as they explored High Elms Environmental C… https://t.co/2znsCKAak3

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.