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Our Year 10 Scientists extracted the DNA from strawberries 🍓and kiwis 🥝 today. How exciting to be able to hold the genetic code of fruits in your hands! Fascinating work, Year 10 🧪👏


And here are another two! What the heath lacks in warmth these wintry mornings, it certainly makes up for in beauty.


Such a beautiful sight over the heath this morning - oh, how we love being in Blackheath! A fantastic shot from 📷


Our Sixth Form students have jumped right back into their term-time routine getting active this Friday morning. Whilst the kayaking does look like great fun, we're not envious of those cold waters🥶


Episode 10 of the GDST’s podcast is now live. This episode explores how writing can help ease anxiety with fashion editor and novelist, Harriet Walker . Listen here (or wherever you get your podcasts) 👉


Can you help our students answer their EPQ questions? Year 12 students are beginning work on their extended project qualifications and would love some additional input. View their full list of questions here to see if you can offer any expertise -


Introducing Mr Alaru - our new Deputy Head (Staff and Students) - who has joined us this year. We caught up with him for a 60 second interview to find out more about where he has come from and what he's looking forward to at BHS. Read the interview at👉


Happy New Year one and all! 🎆 As we reflect on 2021, we think of how incredibly proud we are of our students and how hard they worked throughout what was a very challenging year. The resilience of our girls is inspiring, and we can't wait to welcome them back next week!


Shooting for Gold: A New Junior National Ladies Archery Champion 🏆 After a nail-biting final, Year 11 archer, Dotty, secured gold at the Archery Nationals earlier this month, making her the new Junior National Ladies Champion! 🥇 A big congratulations to Dotty! 👏


Instead of their usual Mandarin lesson, our Year 8 students had the opportunity to instead participate in an elegant Chinese dance workshop, featuring classic hand fans and traditional Chinese dance music.  The students had a wonderful time learning the graceful techniques.


During December, parents were invited into their child’s Computer Science lesson to learn how to code. Many parents had never written a word or line of code before, whilst others were already programmers, but everybody learnt something and had great fun!


Our next Classics for Kids session will be taking place on 14 January. In this session, our Music Scholars will be retelling Michael Rosen's story 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' with musical accompaniment. To book your place, visit:


Year 7 donned their wellington boots and made their way to Greenwich Park for our annual charity Welly Walk. Isabella said: "It was very fun, even though we encountered a steep hill, which some decided to try and run up! It was a fun experience for all Year 7 to do together."


Last term, Year 9 went to the Science Museum to experience interactive exhibitions such as 'The Atmosphere' and 'Who Am I?', and finished their day out with a bounce around the trampolining venue at the O2. Read Tilly and Isabella's recount of the day 👉


Wishing Blackheath High School's friends, family and community a very Merry Christmas! 🎄 We hope this festive period is a restful and joyous one for everyone. 🎅


From Lawyers and Barristers 🧑‍⚖️ to Surgeons 🏥 and Psychologists 🧠, we had an incredibly inspiring array of speakers as part of our Wollstonecraft Speaker Series last term. Find out more about the impressive guests we have welcomed here 👉


A big well done to our Junior School girls who came together to raise an impressive £400 for Children in Need last month. Some of the fundraising activities included covering Pudsey Bear with donated coins and decorating Pudsey Bear shaped biscuits - yum! 😋


To reward our French students after a very hard-working term, we could not resist the invitation to a play entirely in French! 🇫🇷 came along to deliver yet another great theatre production for our students: Mon père ne me comprend pas. C'était fantastique!


On our second trips day, Year 8 went to Bore Place Farm where they had a guided tour of a dairy farm and learned about sustainable and organic food. Matilda in Year 8 said: "I absolutely loved the Bore farm trip. There were lots of activities to do, so you were never bored!"


And that's a wrap! To celebrate the end of term we've had quizzes, Christmas lunch, end of term films & music, and even some teacher dodgeball. We'll leave you with this uplifting rendition of Jingle Bells from our Junior Choir, recorded at the Christmas Carol Concert - enjoy!


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Another delicious Christmas lunch from Marcin’s Team Merry Christmas all! 🎄


The festive, yet educational, fun has commenced at our Junior School with our Year 6 Maths Ambassadors. Any guesses (without checking Google) which numbers on an advent calendar are square numbers? 🤔


This is Misha - our Poetry by Heart competition winner. Watch below as she expertly recites the 'The Three Little Pigs' poem by Roald Dahl with complete confidence. We're impressed! We can't even remember what we had for dinner last night...🤔 Great work, Misha! 🏆


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Very proud of ⁦⁩ student Marley’s success 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽




The countdown to the end of term may have begun, but our school trips have not stopped yet! On Monday, our GCSE RS students visited the East London Mosque and St Paul's Cathedral to deepen their understanding of two centres of worship and the place of religion in modern Britain.


Our Junior School girls are doing an absolutely fantastic job of donating to for their Christmas appeal 🛍️ Our Year 6 Sport Prefects gave a great assembly on hygiene poverty, which has clearly inspired many girls to donate their unwanted toiletries!


It's beginning to look a lot like... The festive feeling is very much alive at our Senior School site with the addition of our student-decorated Christmas trees. 🎄 Just one more week until the end of term! We're immensely proud of how hard our girls have worked this year. 👏


Some truly beautiful scenes from our Senior Christmas Concert last night. What a wonderful experience to share the festive spirit with our girls and their families.🎄 Well done to all of the girls that performed and participated, you were all phenomenal! 👏


Our Junior and Senior Christmas Carol Concerts are taking place tonight at this beautiful venue that's right on our doorstep - . We're really looking forward to watching our girls perform the music and readings that they have been rehearsing throughout the term. 🎶


Today, our Year 12 and 13 A-Level Biologists are at the 'Biology in Action' event with , learning about fascinating biology topics such as the wonders of the deep 🐠, gerontology 🧬, bioethics 🧫, and more - all delivered by renowned scientists.


It was a huge pleasure to welcome an audience to a live music event last month. Our first live Teatime Concert for 18-months featured no fewer than 25 performances; from classical violin to French horn, voice to ukulele, the audience thoroughly enjoyed the concert.


Our second trips day is in full effect! Some of our girls are currently offsite taking part in various thrilling activities like Free Jumping, whilst others are enjoying equally exciting workshops onsite delivered by external experts. What a great way to start the weekend! 🌟


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One of our talented Year 6’s competed in the National Taekwondo Championships last week, she went home with a gold and silver medal 🥇🥈Amazing effort !




And the winner is... 🥁 Every year hosts 'The Long Notes Competition', where each competitor is asked to play the longest note they possibly can. Lots of students entered this year, but Isla came out on top with an astounding note length of 42 seconds! 👏


Episode 8 of 's podcast is now live! This week, neuroscientist Dr Cathy Rogers is talking creativity and the curriculum: how we can help to nurture creativity and why this is important. Listen here:


"We were able to see the words we’ve been analysing in our English lessons come to life..." 🎭 Year 11 recently visited the Globe to watch Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night'. Read Year 11 student Lucy's recount of the day here >


Happy Hanukkah to everyone celebrating this week, and thank you to Freya for leading assembly this morning 🕎


Over half term, students were given Science projects to deepen their understanding of the topics discussed in lessons. The girls were very creative with their ideas and materials, resulting in some very accurate (and tasty 😋) looking models.






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.


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'.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


With tensions high in Europe and war expected imminently, girls were evacuated to a 'sister' school in Tunbridge Wells.


With Tunbridge Wells under the flight path of German V1 rockets, the school relocated to a safer home in Taunton until September 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.


Girls regularly achieved superb academic results. In 1960, one third of those going to university went to Oxford or Cambridge.


Miss Abraham joined Blackheath High as headmistress from sister school, Belvedere High.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Arrival of Mrs Chandler-Thompson as Head and the commencement of the £18 million-pound major redevelopment of the Vanbrugh Park site.


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.