What Our Girls Say


Year 11, Assistant Head Girl

Hi, I’m Yasmien and I’m honoured to be one of the Assistant Head Girls at Ricards, a position in which I am able to represent the student body and help their voice be heard. 

I came to Ricards Lodge with the intention of getting involved and participating. I was wonderfully surprised to find plenty of opportunities to do that.

Ricards Lodge is a wonderfully inclusive school with a wide variety of opportunities from sports clubs to Model United Nations and Summer Sounds. as well as constant offers to help out with assemblies. It helped open doors and allowed me to consider paths for my future that I had never thought about before, and then began me on my journey to work towards those aspirations.

For me, a really important part of it was the LGBTQ+ group, which has offered support and new perspectives, helping me to accept myself as well as giving me the opportunity to help educate and support others. It provides a very safe and accepting environment.

Additionally, being part of POP and then the JLT has been an incredibly important and rewarding experience for me, it has allowed me to give back to the school for all the help they’ve provided me as well as allowing me to help improve and make a difference for the younger students and those to come.

I’m very proud to be part of such an amazing school environment.