Redland High School for Girls

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Redland High School for Girls
Redland High School for Girls.jpg
School viewed from Redland Road
Motto So hateth she derknesse
Established 1882
Type All-Through Independent
Headteacher Miss Stephanie Ferro
Deputy Headteacher Perdita Davidson
Location Redland Court Road
51°28′16″N 2°36′07″W / 51.4711°N 2.6020°W / 51.4711; -2.6020Coordinates: 51°28′16″N 2°36′07″W / 51.4711°N 2.6020°W / 51.4711; -2.6020
DfE URN 109372 Tables
Capacity 407
Students 416
Gender Girls
Ages 3–18
Houses Chestnut, Rowan, Willow and Maple
Colours Bottle Green

Redland High School for Girls is a selective and independent, non-denominational girls' school in the suburb of Redland, Bristol, England. It achieves high academic standards, achieving good examination results. The school is due to merge with The Red Maids' School in September 2017, with the new merged school named 'Redmaids' High School' and based at the current Red Maids' site.[1]


Redland High School crest

Redland High School admits girls aged 3–18 years and also boys aged 3–6


Redland High School was founded in 1882. The senior school is housed in an old manor-house known as Redland Court which dates from 1732-35. It was built by John Strachan for John Cossins and has been designated by English Heritage as a grade II* listed building,[2] which has undergone many extensions. In October 2006, a building previously belonging to the Junior School was converted into the Music School, expanding the senior school once again. In 2014, they opened an Early Years Foundation Stage Building in conjunction with nearby boys school, QEH.


The school is spread across five sites: the Senior school, on Redland Court Road; the Music School, also on Redland Court Road; the Junior School, opposite the Senior school; the Sixth form house, on Woodstock Road; and the PE field at Golden Hill.


The house system has been in place since 2003, and there are four houses. These are Maple (red), Chestnut (yellow), Willow (green) and Rowan (blue). House captains are elected by each house respectively from Year 13. There are also two House Vice-captains from Year 12 and two sports captains from Year 10. In addition, a member of staff serves as Head of House on a permanent, unelected basis.


The Redland senior school uniform consists of a dark green blazer, a tartan skirt, a navy jumper, and a white shirt. For games there is a red shirt and a green skirt. Sixth formers wear their own clothes.

Notable students[edit]

  • Beryl Corner (9 December 1910 – 4 March 2007) was the first paediatrician in the south-west of England and one of the British founders of neonatology, the care of newborn babies; she was also the last survivor of a group of women paediatricians whose achievements helped to break down barriers to the advancement of women in medicine.[3]
  • Sara Wheeler (20 March 1961–) is a travel writer. After being a pupil at Redland High she went on to study Classics and Modern Languages at Brasenose College, University of Oxford. After writing about her travels on the Greek island of Euboea and in Chile, she was accepted by the US National Science Foundation as their first female writer-in-residence at the South Pole and spent seven months in Antarctica.
  • Nazneen Rahman leads research directed at identifying, characterising, and clinically implementing genes that predispose to cancer. She was awarded the No.3 spot in BBC Radio 4's Woman’s Hour 2014 Power List in recognition of her work.
  • Lucy Briggs-Owen (7 July 1986–) is an actress who in 2014 starred in the West End production of 'Shakespeare in Love'.[4]
  • Tanya Louise Beckett (20 July 1966–) is an English television and radio journalist.
  • Dame Elisabeth Anne Marian Frost Hoodless (11 February 1941–) was the Executive Director (1975 – 2011) of Community Service Volunteers (CSV), a United Kingdom volunteering and training charity.
See Category:People educated at Redland High School for Girls

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Bristol private schools to merge". BBC News. 
  2. ^ Historic England. "Redland Court (Redland High School) (380318)". Images of England. Retrieved 2007-03-13. 
  3. ^ "Beryl Corner". Retrieved 2015-10-08. 
  4. ^ "Bawdy jokes and cheesy romance: Shakespeare in Love on the London". Evening Standard. Retrieved 2015-10-08. 

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