The Red Maids Society

The Red Maids’ Society has been keeping former pupils and staff in touch with each other and with Redmaids’ High School in Bristol since 1906.

For over 100 years, Red Maids have been walking through the school gates on Westbury Hill. For almost 390 years they have been part of the history of the City of Bristol: ‘apparelled in red’, studying and learning, developing lifelong friendships and making their way in the world, each generation benefiting from the most modern education of their time.

The original Red Maids’ Old Girls’ Society was founded in 1906, when the school was called The Red Maids’ School, and was run by volunteers until September 2023, when the School’s Development Office took over responsibility for the Society and its membership database and the Society stopped running as a separate entity.

From that date, Red Maids Connect is the platform for Society members, and all former Red Maids, to connect with each other and keep up with school news and event details from wherever they are in the world.

LATEST NEWS. Founders’ Day. Still time to book for lunch at the Marriott Royal on 17th November. 12.30 in Miller and Carter, when we shall be raising a glass to John Whitson. Email

Carol Evening. Get the Christmas spirit at our Carol Evening  on Tuesday, 12th December. Open to all Redmaids, whether current or past, with mums and daughters very welcome too, it will be held in the cosy surroundings of the beautifully refurbished Sixth Form Centre behind Redland Hall.

Organiser Barbara Bell writes: I wonder if you reflect on preparing for Christmas at school? Do you think back to musical traditions, special carol services and singing some carols which you only sang at school? Do you ever sing Personent Hodie nowadays? The Charterhouse Carol ? Three Kings from Persian Lands Afar? Come and have a good sing and enjoy the memories that these special carols evoke.

Assemble from 7.00 p.m. We begin promptly at 7.30p.,m. and finish at 9.30 p.m, with a break midway to enjoy a hot drink and mince pie. Parking is easy; just come in via the long drive and either park on the left before Redland Hall, or further round on the short drive.

It would be helpful to know numbers. If you intend to join us, or if you have any queries, please contact

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