Red Maids' girls are hitting the heights
Published on: 26 Aug 2016
JUMPING for joy in time-honoured fashion after receiving their exam results are the students of The Red Maids’ School in Westbury-on-Trym.
Girls have gained top marks in this summer’s A-level and International Baccalaureate exams and have secured places at some of the world’s top universities.
Red Maids’, which is merging with Redland High School to form the Redmaids’ High School, is the only independent school in the area to offer the IB.
One of the school’s IB candidates, Lily Rivers, who is still only 17, has secured a place at Cambridge University to study History after a year out volunteering overseas.
Kate Seaborne is heading off to Oxford University to study Psychology - following in the footsteps of her sister Jenny, also a former Red Maid.
This year’s cohort includes five girls who are taking up places at medical school: Zaineb Al- Shamary (Keele), Alice Hyde and Rebecca Jackson (Birmingham), Adhraa Isaacs (Leicester) and Lily Steven (Cardiff).
It also includes three girls who have designs on becoming architects: Katie Cottle and Fenella Pakeman (Liverpool), and Immy McAndrew (Edinburgh).
Some students have overcome personal challenges on their journey to success.
Sophia Hazelby received the news after starting in the Sixth Form that she had a serious health issue which would require ongoing medical treatment.
The 18-year-old from Stoke Bishop took it in her stride, gaining an A* and two A grades in Maths, Further Maths and Physics and will now be starting a degree in Aerospace Engineering at Bristol University.
Headmistress Isabel Tobias, Headmistress at the Westbury-on-Trym based school, said: “These results are tremendous. They are the result of much hard work and determination by our students, coupled with expert tuition and support by our teachers.
“The difference of a Red Maids’ education is the progress that we are able to achieve in our students, enabling them to realise their full potential. I am delighted for every single one of our girls today, they have made themselves and the whole school very proud.”