Redmaids’ High has announced plans to provide Infant School education alongside its Junior and Senior schools in Westbury-on-Trym.
The proposal will bring all-through, independent education for girls aged 4 to 18 for the first time to the Westbury-on-Trym site.
Headmistress Isabel Tobias said,
We believe that the offer of all-through, independent education for girls on one Redmaids’ High site will be of greatest value to our current parents and the local community.
It will, however, bring to a close the co-educational Infants arrangement with QEH boys’ school that has been in place for the past two years.
Mrs Tobias said,
We are committed to all of our existing pupils, and are keen for as many as possible to stay with us in the transition from Redland to Westbury, including the infant boys who are already part of our family. But going forward, we will remain a single-sex school.
Furthermore, with changes to the Government Childcare Scheme which has led to a national downturn in demand for independent nursery places, it is also proposed that the existing Redland High Nursery, which accepts children from the age of three, is closed.
In another proposed development, Redland High’s Junior School girls from Years 3, 4 and 5 will move to the Westbury site in April 2017. They will follow their Year 6 peers who relocated this autumn and have already settled into their new surroundings.
Redmaids’ High Junior School Headteacher, Mrs Brown says,
We are delighted that the Year 6 girls have mixed seamlessly into the school and feel that their younger counterparts will benefit likewise from joining us earlier than expected.
Our new Junior School classrooms are due to be completed early so we can welcome the remaining Redland High Junior girls sooner than anticipated. This will allow them to bond and forge friendships ahead of the new school year.