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The Royal High School is built on a strong foundation of 150 years of history we are firmly focused on the future. We offer an outstanding, contemporary, girl-centred education from nursery to sixth form and as one of the 25 schools of the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST) we are at the forefront of girls’ education in the UK.RHS is a high-achieving day and boarding school with a positive ethos; life-long friendships are formed and learning is fun. We work hard to know our girls as individuals so that we can help each one to discover her strengths and passions as she moves through school. Our girls experience first-rate teaching in the classroom as evidenced by our examination results and valued-added data, but they are also encouraged and supported to think for themselves, solve problems and be prepared to have the confidence to take risks and learn through their mistakes. In addition, our dynamic extra-curricular programme, range of leadership opportunities and strong pastoral care for day girls and boarders enables each one to thrive.

  • Dawn Austwick
  • Dawn Harper (doctor)
  • June Lloyd, Baroness Lloyd of Highbury
  • Gillian Howell
  • Mary Duggan, cricketer
  • Sheila Gish, actress
  • Gillian Howell (1927–2000), architect[7]
  • June Lloyd, Baroness Lloyd of Highbury, Professor of Child Health
  • Myrtle Maclagan, cricketer
  • Iris Morley, historian
  • Edith Picton-Turbervill OBE, Labour MP
  • Susan Strange, economist
  • Cecil Woodham-Smith (née Fitzgerald), historian
  • Sonia Melchett (née Graham), socialite and writer
  • Dawn Austwick OBE, chief executive of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, and CEO of the Big Lottery Fund
  • Mary Berry, food writer
  • Jennie Formby, senior official in the Unite trade union and General Secretary of the Labour Party
  • Elspeth Howe, Baroness Howe of Idlicote CBE, wife of Geoffrey Howe, and chair 1997–9 of the Broadcasting Standards Commission
  • Dr Cicely Williams CMG, advisor in Maternal and Child Health, pioneer in the treatment of kwashiorkor, and the first Head of the maternal and child health section at the World Health Organization