Each year the students and staff elect a Head Girl and prefect team. The Head Girl Team includes the Head Girl, two Deputy Head Girls and a team of Prefects. These students play an integral role in the running of the school working with younger students as well as organising and supporting school events. The Head Girl Team represents the school at both in school and out of school events. They are excellent ambassadors for the school.
Our Head Girl Team gives perspective on life at The Ladies’ College:
"From my first day at Melrose to my time in the Sixth Form at The Ladies’ College, I have been given amazing opportunities to push myself and expand my horizons. I have been encouraged to achieve things I never thought I’d be able to achieve. There has been a great emphasis on extra-curricular activities aimed at helping us transition to university or work. This year I have participated in the Collas Crill MOOT, the IOD Management Shadowing Scheme and my Gold Duke of Edinburgh award, all of which have pushed me but I have loved every minute of it!
The academic support provided is first class and the partnership with Elizabeth College has given me the opportunity to mix with a diverse range of students while the smaller class sizes helped me to develop much closer relationships. The Sixth Form teachers promote a more independent learning style which I have really enjoyed and is a good step towards university life.
I am so proud of being made Head Girl of such an amazing, inspiring school where a love of learning is nurtured and where the emphasis is on helping our transition into resilient young women. I have made lifelong friends at The Ladies’ College and some amazing memories.
There truly is a range of opportunities for every student and I would urge you all to immerse yourself in Sixth Form life, grabbing every chance to try something new as time flies by far too quickly!"
- Amy (Head Girl 2017-8)
"I joined The Ladies’ College last year for Sixth Form and already can’t believe that I’m now embarking on my last year here. I am a strong believer of making the most of all the opportunities we are offered throughout our teenage years at school, as we only get one shot at our education so it’s important that we make the most of it. We are so lucky with the endless list of extracurricular activities on offer here at The Ladies’ College, I particularly enjoy singing in the senior motet choir and playing in the first XI hockey team. I study English, Philosophy and Ethics, and Fine Art for A-level and I’m currently looking to go on to study Fine Art at University. I am so grateful for the opportunity to attend such a fantastic school and I am honoured to take on the role as Deputy Head Girl for my Upper Sixth year."
- Hannah (Deputy Head Girl, 2017-8)
"The Cambridge Dictionary definition of Education is: the process of teaching or learning, especially in a school or college, or the knowledge that you get from this.
In Remove, the term Education evokes connotations of a new school, academics and exams with the majority of your understanding of Education revolving around learning in order to receive qualifications.
While this understanding is correct, with obvious importance placed on achieving your GCSE’s or A-levels in order to go into work or to University, now in Upper Sixth, I realise that the definition of Education at The Ladies’ College, not only refers to the teaching or learning of academics but in addition, the teaching and learning of self-development.
The Ladies’ College has undoubtedly allowed myself and all my peers to learn and achieve incredible things from outstanding exam results to climbing the Tatra Mountains as part of our Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. This combination of academics and extra-curricular activities has enabled us all to become rounded students, well equipped for whatever adventure we decide to embark on next."
- Louisa (Deputy Head Girl, 2017-8)
Head Girl: Amy
Deputy Head Girls: Hannah and Louisa