The Red Maids’ School

Westbury Road Westbury-on-Trym Bristol Avon BS9 3AW

“We are the country’s oldest girls’ school, founded in 1634 due to the inspiration and vision of Mayor and MP of Bristol, John Whitson. The school experience and curriculum in the 21st century has developed well beyond the imagination of our founder; we offer opportunities in science and the technologies and in many other subjects that he could never have envisaged. Every member of the Red Maids’ community takes pride in belonging to a shared endeavour which stretches over 375 years into the past and looks forward confidently to the future. Many with links to Bristol will have family or friends who are proud to have been Red Maids’. Today, The Red Maids’ School is a leading centre of girls’ education which continues the vision and spirit of our founder, to empower and equip our young women to make their mark in the world.  We are without doubt one of the leading independent schools in Bristol and the UK.”



Qualifying Round: Bristol 2008/09

DEBATE: Sport and Competition

Qualifying Round: Bristol 2008/09

DEBATE: Animal Experimentation

Regional Final: West & South Wales 2008/09

DEBATE: Drugs in sport

Regional Final: West & South Wales 2008/09

DEBATE: The Internet

Regional Final: West & South Wales 2008/09

DEBATE: Europe

Qualifying Round: Bristol 2011/12

DEBATE: Scottish Independence


Thursday 27 June:
Oxfordshire Championship at Oxford Union, in partnership with Magdalen College School and Oxford Festival of Arts

Friday 5 July:
North East Championship at Durham Sixth Form Centre


Find a list of all our previous championship events here.


Bernie Whelan, our DM coordinator, is raising money for Debating Matters. To stage one of our Championships for six to 12 teams costs £6,000. Find out more on Bernie’s Wonderful fundraising page.


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