What Our Girls Say


Year 11, Assistant Head Girl

Hi, I’m Martina and I’m honoured to be an Assistant head girl at Ricards. It was always my ambition to be a part of the Junior Leadership Team (JLT) and to be able to help other students and our school.

Ricards is a safe space where everyone helps you become the truest version of yourself.  The teachers, students and extra-curricular clubs have helped mould me into who I am today. When we were chosen for the JLT, we all knew that our hard work had paid off.

Our school values of trust, resilience, equality and aspiration are portrayed in all the students at Ricards. Because of having such an inclusive environment, everyone feels comfortable being themselves. We have clubs such as the LGBTQ+ alliance which is a safe space for anyone and everyone at school.

There is a wide range of extra-curricular activities across all departments. There’s a club for everybody with some musical clubs such as band and orchestra, some more theatrical such as the school play and individual drama clubs, clubs for almost every sport, and also many many more.

I’m proud to be a part of such an amazing community as inclusive and welcoming as Ricards.