Redland High School for Girls
瑞得兰德女校Redland Court, Bristol BS6 7EF
Tel: 0117 924 5796 Fax: 0117 924 1127
• GIRLS, 3–18, Day
• Pupils 672, Upper sixth 60
• Termly fees £1745–£2470
• GSA, IAPS, SHA
• Enquiries/application to the Headmistress
What it’s like
Founded in 1882 in Redland Grove as a small independent school. In 1885 it moved
to its present site, where the main building is a handsome 18th-century mansion
in pleasant gardens with floodlit tennis/netball courts, and the junior school
is opposite. Pupils come from a wide geographic area and from all sections of
the community. The sixth form plays an important part in the running of the
school. Academic standards are high and examination results very good. There are
flourishing music, drama and art department, a full range of sports and games as
well as a good variety of extra-curricular activities. Some commitment to local
community services and an impressive record in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Scheme. Every year there is a Young Enterprise Company in the School. Full use
is made of Bristol’s cultural amenities.
Pupils & entrance
Pupils: Total age range 3–18; 672 day girls. Senior department
11–18, 510 girls.
Entrance: Main entry ages to senior school 11 and 16. Own entrance exam
used. No special skills or religious requirements.
Scholarships, bursaries & extras Scholarships (including for music),
school assisted places and bursaries awarded at 7, 11 and 16. Parents not
expected to buy textbooks.
Head & staff
Headmistress: Dr Ruth A Weeks, in post since 2002. Educated at Erdington
Girls’ Grammar School and Birmingham University (biochemistry and PGCE).
Previously Deputy Head at Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls.
Teaching staff: 51 full time, 18 part time.
GCSE: In 2003, 77 pupils in upper fifth: 100% gained at least grade C in
8+ subjects. Average GCSE score 67 (64 over 3 years).
A-levels: 59 in upper sixth. Average final point score achieved by upper
sixth formers 354.
University & college entrance 96% of 2003 sixth-form leavers went on
to a degree course (10% after a gap year) 5% to Oxbridge. 20% took courses in
science and medicine, 65% in humanities & social sciences, 15% in arts and
design. Others typically go on to art or drama colleges.
Curriculum GCSE, AS and A-levels. 29 AS/A-level subjects (including
history of art, psychology, critical thinking, theatre studies).
Sixth form: Most sixth formers take 4 subjects at AS-level, 3 at A-level.
10% take science/engineering A-levels; 50% take arts/humanities; 40% both. Key
skills integrated into sixth-form courses or activities.
Vocational: Work experience available.
Languages: French, German, Spanish, Italian, Latin and Greek offered at
GCSE and A-level. Regular exchanges and visits (France, Spain and Germany).
ICT: Taught both as a discrete subject (1–2 lessons a week in Years 7–10)
and across the curriculum. 110 computers for pupil use (8 hours a day), 58
networked and with email and internet access. All pupils take key stage 3 IT
certificate in Year 9 and can take GCSE (short or full) course in Years 10–11.
Music: 40+% of pupils learn a musical instrument; instrumental/vocal
exams are taken. Musical groups include orchestras, wind bands, swing band,
chamber groups and choirs. Some members of National Youth Orchestra, and of both
county schools orchestra and symphonic wind band.
Drama & dance: Both offered. Majority of pupils are involved in school
productions. Recent productions include Hay Fever and Macbeth.
Art & design: On average, 30–40 take GCSE, 6–14 A-level history of art,
6–14 art & design. Design, pottery, textiles also offered.
Sport & activities
Sport: compulsory hockey, netball, tennis, athletics, swimming,
gymnastics, dance. Optional: cricket, soccer, squash, badminton, table tennis,
weight training. GCSE, AS and
A-level exams may be taken. Tennis, netball and hockey teams regularly compete
at national and county level.
Activities: Pupils take bronze, silver and gold Duke of Edinburgh’s
Award. Community service optional. Fund-raising for numerous charities. Up to 10
clubs, eg drama, maths, computer, art history, design and technology, various
music and sports, Young Enterprise.
Uniform: School uniform worn except in the sixth form.
Houses & prefects: Competitive houses (4). No prefects but sixth-form
executive committee; head girl – elected by staff and sixth form. School
Religion: Daily school assembly.
Social: Occasional joint meetings, musical performances and drama
productions with other city schools. Exchanges with schools in Bordeaux and
Marburg (Germany); trips to Spain, France, Italy, Mexico and Brussels. Pupils
allowed to bring own car or bike to school. No tobacco or alcohol allowed.
Discipline High expectation of behaviour eventually leading to
Alumni association is run by Mrs Mary Walters, c/o the school.