What Our Girls Say


Year 11, Deputy Head Girl

Hello, my name is Daisy and I feel incredibly privileged to be one of the Deputy Head Girls here at Ricards. I hope to be able to help maintain the excellent student voice that helps to bridge the gap between the staff and the pupils. .

Ricards Lodge has really helped develop my independence since I joined in Year 7. This was achieved by taking part in a wide variety of extracurricular activities, ranging from archaeology to street dance.

Through the guidance of my teachers, I was able to develop my skills and represent the school at various dance performances which led to me joining the 'Step into Dance' Street Dance Company outside of school.

This was something that really challenged me and allowed me to gain an insight into how a professional company operates helping me with my dance GCSE. 

Additionally, Ricards Lodge is home to a diverse student body with pupils from different backgrounds, religions and sexual orientations and has done an outstanding job in welcoming every student through organisations such as our Social Moral and Cultural working group, School Council and LGBTQ+ club. 

At Ricards Lodge every voice is heard and every pupil has a safe space. This is something I was able to see in Year 7, the overwhelming sense of equality and unity at our school is something we all take pride in.

Overall to be a part of a team that strives and works together in order to better the school environment is wonderful. I am honoured to call myself a member of the JLT and I am proud to be a Ricards Lodge student and I know without the school I wouldn’t be the confident and ambitious person I am today.