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The Ladies' College

Head Teacher's Welcome

Melrose and Pre-School

“You have brains in your head and feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose...” Dr. Seuss


Welcome to Melrose, where kindness is the cornerstone of everything we do. Our vibrant community empowers our girls with confidence, promotes happiness and a love for learning. It encourages them to explore their talents while valuing the qualities of others. Our goal is to inspire our girls to be the best version of themselves. As a parent myself, I understand the desire to see your children stay young and protected for as long as possible, but also recognise the importance of preparing them to navigate the complexities of our diverse and ever-changing society.

At Melrose, we value our heritage and traditions while striving to be innovators in our curriculum. We are committed to preparing our girls for the challenges of the modern world by breaking down arbitrary subject boundaries and taking them on an educational journey that develops deep content knowledge alongside the skills of intellectual and emotional flexibility, problem-solving, and comfort with technology. Our vision extends beyond the classroom; we encourage our girls to be change-makers, innovators, creators, pioneers, and leaders. We help them find their voice, both written and spoken, and develop the confidence to express their ideas and opinions to make a positive impact in their communities and beyond.

Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) Report 2022

"Younger pupils, including children in the Pre-Preparatory Department, have highly developed and sophisticated study skills for their age."

Alongside academic rigour, we encourage our girls to care passionately about the world and develop a love for nature and the outdoors. We support them to explore all the possibilities available to them in the classroom, on the sports field, in co-curricular clubs, on the stage, in the art room, at Forest School to name a few.

Together, in close partnership with you, let us nurture a generation of young girls who have integrity, are brave, kind and compassionate, and ready to leave their mark on the world.

If you would like to gain a more in-depth understanding of our school, it all starts with a simple enquiry. Please contact admissions with any questions you may have and to arrange a tour. I look forward to welcoming you soon.

Mary Lawson
Head Teacher


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