'Pupils and staff during each visit have been extremely helpful, polite and welcoming'

New Year 7 parent

Red Maids' alumnae

Students leave Red Maids’ with excellent qualifications, as the league tables regularly attest, but they also leave school fully equipped with the skills to succeed and thrive in the wider world.

All Red Maids are encouraged to develop a wide range of attributes during their time at school including curiosity, risk-taking, resilience, determination, innovation and compassion.

Former students tell us that it is because of this holistic approach to education and our emphasis on each and every girl’s strengths and interests that they have gone on to achieve so highly in a wide range of careers.

Thanks to the rounded education we offer, Red Maids can be found in all areas and at all levels as the list below highlights:


Media and the arts

Victoria Pritchard - TV actress

Alwynne Pritchard - international composer, artist and performer

Katherine Press - TV actress

Tina Moran - national journalist and former deputy group director at the Daily Express

Susan Lewis - author

Brenda Clarke - author

Rachel Hamilton - children’s author

Jo Shelley - reporter for CNN



Katherine Sparkes – corporate social responsibility consultant and charity founder, ‘The Flamingo Foundation’

Linda Cruse – humanitarian aid co-ordinator

Tracy Mitchell – Fair Trade campaigner

Emma and Lucy Watson – charity co-founders, ‘The Moldova Project’


Public sector

Claire Bradshaw – assistant private secretary to the Prime Minister

Dr Shaheen Chaudhry – Bristol’s first female Muslim High Sheriff and mental health campaigner



Emily Webley Smith – professional international tennis player

Tammy Miller – GB hockey player, Olympic bronze medallist and UK Hockey Player of the Year 1995

Belinda Kirk – explorer, adventurer and TV director


Science, technology and engineering

Helen Fennell – chemical engineer

Professor Alice Roberts – academic, author and TV presenter

Helen Clifton – astrophysicist

Helen Booth – pilot

Rosemary Dyer - pilot



Heather Emmerson – barrister

Ana Samuel – barrister and assistant coroner

Alex Gower – solicitor and associate director with Osborne Clarke



Dr Heather Clark – Doctor, Helicopter Emergency Medical Service

Dr Julie Witter – oral medicine

Dr Charlotte Dyson – obstetrician and gynaecologist



Barbara Bell – academic, author of the Latin textbook ‘Minimus’

Alison Jones – Physics teacher



Sarah Stratford – managing partner at Archibald Ingall Stretton

Sue Cruse - director of health, sustainability and performance at Glaxo SmithKline

Sanjana Sunnak – senior manager at Adam Smith International


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