Redmaids’ High selects first head girls

April 28 2017

The first head girls of Bristol’s newest school – Redmaids’ High School - have been announced. This follows the merger of Redland High School and The Red Maids’ School announced last March.

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The first head girls of Bristol’s newest school – Redmaids’ High School - have been announced. This follows the merger of Redland High School and The Red Maids’ School announced last March. 

Anjali Mehta (right) and Alice Holder, both aged 17, have been selected to lead the student body following  a voting and interview process involving the girls and staff at the 382-year-old school. 

Anjali, from Stoke Park, joined Red Maids’ in Year 10 from East Africa where she attended a French-speaking school. Her first language is Indian Gujarati but she is also fluent in French and English. She achieved 10 A*s and an A grade in her GCSEs and is currently studying A Levels in Biology, Chemistry, Maths and French alongside an Extended Project Qualification. 

“I grew up in Burundi where students did not have a voice,” Anjali told the school. 

“It’s only when I moved to the UK, to Red Maids’ that I realised that’s not normal. And that is what I what to emphasise - how lucky we are here.”

Alice, from Chew Magna, joined Redland High School in Year 7 and moved to the Westbury site into Year 12 in September. A keen drama student Alice is studying English Literature, Drama and Spanish at A level. She has always been involved in school productions and recently directed one of her own, The Miscast, to raise funds for Redmaids' High's  link school in Cambodia which Alice will visit during the summer break. 

Alice said: "I hope to be a really positive role model for younger students particularly those from Redland High who have recently moved to the Westbury site and are getting used to their new surroundings." 

Headmistress Isabel Tobias said: “This is a momentous year in the long and distinguished histories of our founding schools and an extremely exciting time for both Anjali and Alice. We all wish them every success in these important leadership roles.”  

The next visiting morning for the Redmaids’ High Senior School is on Thursday 4 May at 10am. Please contact the Admissions Team on 0117 989 8252 or by emailing admissions@redmaids.bristol.sch.uk to reserve a place.