The Red Maids Society

The Red Maids’ Society keeps former pupils and staff of  The Red Maids’ School in touch with each other and with Redmaids’ High School in Bristol.

For over 100 years, Red Maids have been walking through the school gates on Westbury Hill.  For almost 400 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.


Latest news and stories


ARE YOU A KEEN SUPPORTER OF THE SOCIETY AND THE SCHOOL WHO HAS DESKTOP PUBLISHING SKILLS AND ENJOYS WRITING? IF SO, DO READ ON! Our editor, Elizabeth, is retiring. She is happy to continue liaising with members and helping to   Read more

Autumn events

Please go to our Events page for the latest news on Founders’ Day and our Carol Evening.   Read more

Roses, roses all the way.

Do any of you have a Red Maid Rose, perhaps dating back to the 350th anniversary? Do tell us your stories and send in your photos. Your editor’s rose has survived several house moves, and seems to flower in alternate   Read more

Reporting at the dawn of the Swinging Sixties

The 2020 edition of our magazine included early career memories by a journalist, Katherine Barrie, who joined the Western Daily Press soon after leaving Red Maids’. Today’s budding journalists will be amused – and surprised – at the attitudes of   Read more