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19/07/18

"If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you!" was the motto during our annual . Find out mor… https://t.co/y02nZh2KSq

17/07/18

We're moving into our and we cannot wait! Read more: https://t.co/HrVSPdndEj https://t.co/bLiW25HA7H

12/07/18

Congratulations to all of our GCSE and A-Level artists who showcased a fantastic and diverse collection of work at… https://t.co/0fjU5XD1Ce

11/07/18

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Oh my, Cambodia Team2 having some fishy adventures 🐟🐠 https://t.co/o4m5ageAoE

11/07/18

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Great to have Blackheath representing for Greenwich ⁦ https://t.co/HTzD5134PY

11/07/18

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Lake Geneva and the blast of a slightly cooler breeze. It really is beautiful. https://t.co/TQMAXWZAOs

11/07/18

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Our 2 Cambodia teams are in great spirits and ready for new adventures https://t.co/wpMSY5dyxv

11/07/18

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The restoration of the taster instruments begins. The elder one is keen to experiment. Showing intuitive technique… https://t.co/Wef5FfjevS

11/07/18

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Awesome day today. Museum's and gardens to tick History, Art, Geography and Science off today's curriculum list. Su… https://t.co/lcPBkhUIGT

11/07/18

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Fondue night! Delicious. https://t.co/E2j77umjBw

11/07/18

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Arrivè a CERN! More photos later, off to a particle physics lecture first. https://t.co/jlOPkQHMpz

10/07/18

"What a year it has been; packed full of memorable experiences for the girls and wonderful opportunities". Our Head… https://t.co/jqmxy6YAFJ

06/07/18

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GOOD LUCK YEAR 6. We will miss you! https://t.co/VKTXIf2nJV

06/07/18

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Whole school end of term picnic ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/k9LYZXuncg

06/07/18

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Cha-Cha ing our way to the end of term https://t.co/ZrNy7U4h64

06/07/18

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Witty inspiring and entertaining prizegiving speech from Kate today! Brilliant ! https://t.co/dc5RwOAYKL

06/07/18

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Great news, can't wait to see some creations. Lovely for us to see where the cash raised is going, thank you! https://t.co/D4RWsiPRLO

06/07/18

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And she’s off. Bye bye Miss White. Off on the Senior School Cambodia trip today and who knows where… https://t.co/i0ze0uHPZU

06/07/18

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Last PE lesson as Year 3, it has been epic https://t.co/UlHwYvK0F0

06/07/18

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helping me on last day of term with some jobs when Ruby Rose from Reception pops in to play… https://t.co/SL10tfORbB

04/07/18

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of the future! Y6 https://t.co/ymSxHpJnsD

04/07/18

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Y6 rightly proud of their Well done girls! https://t.co/U35GIwacit

03/07/18

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Ah the drums! https://t.co/wZuhyKyiyV

03/07/18

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Let the music commence! https://t.co/6dqFi0dGKz

03/07/18

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Love this! Gracie just about to overtake https://t.co/OJPKQQNgRk

03/07/18

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All is ready for Prize-giving ... tissues at the ready parents? https://t.co/71Z4ibSsmG

03/07/18

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What a fab pic! https://t.co/JIfwYtQ5l3

02/07/18

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We’re here and we’ve made a base on Murray mount for the game and then we’re heading to court 1 to wa… https://t.co/6BbTfJZ2Rx

02/07/18

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Girls enjoying watching Serena Williams play! https://t.co/95JvozaTJ0

02/07/18

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Amazing advice for our year 10 and 12 student at our Bright Horizons event- studying in the UK, EU, US, apprentices… https://t.co/277jyhgb7h

02/07/18

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Great start to our Bright Horizons event - networking breakfast with year 10 - lovely to welcome so… https://t.co/z0w3uxDaPf

02/07/18

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Huge thanks to our fabulous team for a brilliant Sixth Form Ball -… https://t.co/4F22PTAie7

01/07/18

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A very big THANK YOU from all of us! You’re all amazing & have truly… https://t.co/pBzvE4z4fq

01/07/18

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More including Florence - there to support https://t.co/3G9qdshkmu

01/07/18

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A lot of girls and mums running in today 👏👏👏👏😎😎🏃‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏿‍♀️ https://t.co/NkQefc4Hje

01/07/18

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Great day at https://t.co/kG952cFcvm

01/07/18

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We did it! https://t.co/cPBgyFodav

01/07/18

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Proud parents and our stunning class of 2018 -very proud of them all 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 https://t.co/QomdPR0NKR

01/07/18

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The Mini’s Yr 6 Leavers Party....watching 48 eleven yr olds belt out ‘This is Me’ word perfect was special. It’s th… https://t.co/pgAa1MtmCr

01/07/18

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glorious camp night https://t.co/PUkRnKdBgb

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.