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. .

Our school prides itself on its ability to enforce our four key values in all aspects of Ricards life. Trust, Equality, Resilience and Aspiration. 

As a Ricards' girl, I have been trusted with many opportunities over the years. Each of these has helped to shape the person I am today. For instance, I like to get involved in the Music and Drama side of the school community. From performing in the School musical to the annual Music performances (Summer sounds). By participating in these I gained a better understanding of teamwork. Furthermore, by earning the roles through vigorous auditioning processes, it felt truly deserved, whilst encouraging a hard-working attitude to the students. 

Moreover, I am an avid member of the climate change society, Wellbeing Ambassadors, and SMSC working group and enjoyed participating in the First Give Charity initiative. All of which attributed to my commitment skills and are excellent examples of the type of opportunities Ricards Lodge is proud to offer. Though there are many others in the school for almost any interest, however obscure.

In year seven I happened to join the rowing team which opened me up to a whole new passion I had never considered before. I went on to compete in a Performance Junior rowing team outside of school and place as a National Champion. All the while supported by the teachers here at Ricards. 

Therefore, I believe Ricards Lodge is an excellent place for young girls still discovering themselves as people. It allows the pupils to thrive and find their own way. To discover their passions and to become the ‘successful women of the future’ we know they can be.