Flying high: Redmaids’ leads the way

October 27 2017

Students and staff returned to Redmaids’ High School following an action-packed summer which saw success come in all shapes and forms: excellent Sixth Form and GCSE results, horizon-stretching overseas trips, and a range of sporting, creative arts and other achievements.

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Students and staff returned to Redmaids’ High School following an action-packed summer which saw success come in all shapes and forms: excellent Sixth Form and GCSE results, horizon-stretching overseas trips, and a range of sporting, creative arts and other achievements. 

Dozens gained ABRSM music qualifications on a wide variety of instruments, among them piano, violin, trumpet, guitar, harp, flute, saxophone, clarinet and voice. Many others succeeded in LAMDA speech and drama awards for their acting, and delivery of verse and prose. 

In sport, girls competed regionally, nationally and internationally: Kate (Year 11) swam in the World Swimming Championships in Hungary, qualifying as part of the official UK Olympic training programme. Jade (Year 11) fenced with Great Britain’s U-17 cadet Women’s Foil Squad. Jenny (Year 10) and Alice (Year 11) played in England Hockey’s Futures Cup from which the U-16 national squad is selected. 

Year 11 student Maddie won a trial for Gloucestershire County Cricket’s U-17 squad, a whole year early, and in tennis, Jess (Year 10), representing Avon, won the U-14 singles, U-16 singles and U-14 doubles. 

Furthermore, a group of seven Year 9 girls tested their engineering skills through the Airbus Industrial Cadets scheme leading to a much deserved second place overall and full marks in the model-building and presentation board category. 

Isabel Tobias, Headmistress of Redmaids’ High, said: “These successes are just a snapshot of all the interests and achievements of our students, many of which the girls pursue at school as an extra-curricular activity but also in their own time at specialist clubs.

“Their personal development is as important as their academic achievement and we provide the widest possible range of lunchtime and after school activities to encourage them to explore and discover new interests and talents.”

There are many opportunities to visit Redmaids’ High or you are welcome to arrange an individual visit – www.redmaidshigh.co.uk/Admissions-visit-us