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September 2001 saw changes to the admissions system that were less than favourable.  It was now possible to lose out on a good school place - if parents put a grammar school as first preference the second preference did not automatically become their first choice.

In 1999 the school received a Gloucester United School's Charity grant of £38,000 for the tennis pavilion and associated works.  The courts had been out of action since 1995.

The courts were opened in 2000 and they were extremely popular.  The pavilion opened in 2002.


A selection of photographs taken in lessons and around the school during 2002.


9S - February 2003

School's 120th Anniversary

On 1st May 2003, the High School for Girls celebrated its 120th birthday.  To commemorate this wonderful event, the school held a concert of words and music at 7.30 pm Gloucester Cathedral.  Participants were made up of current and former pupils, who joined together to provide a real feast of celebration.

We are delighted to be able to celebrate this happy occasion in the splendid setting of Gloucester Cathedral which has been seen so many of our school’s celebrations over the years.  We are grateful to the Dean and Chapter for allowing us to stage the performance here.

Margaret Bainbridge, Headmistress

It is important to acknowledge the dedication of several members of staff in putting together this evening.

Mrs Pamela Barnes, Deputy Head

Mrs Rachel Smith, Head of Music

Mrs Amy Bowman

Mrs Christine Savage

There will be a short interval of no more than 5-10 minutes.

There was a retiring collection, for anyone who wished to make a donation, towards the purchase of outdoor furniture for the school.


Introduction and Welcome                       

A selection from ‘Aladdin’ Menken

Concerto for Flute in D Major

(1st Movement) Mozart

Women and Education - a letter to the New Statesman from Virginia Woolf

Women at Oxford 1

Women at Oxford 2

History of The High School

A piece for the flute (Accompanist Anne-Marie Kok)

A boy at the High School - a letter from Dr H Minchin

The Hands that Built America 


Faurés Elegy (Accompanist Anne-Marie Kok)

Spring – Four Seasons - Vivaldi

Winter – Four Seasons - Vivaldi

Barber’s concerto for violin (Accompanist Anne-Marie Kok)

A Year 7 pupil

Year 7 orchestra

Lizzie Lawrence and the Senior Orchestra

The Headmistress

A Senior Prefect

The Deputy Head Girl - Jennie Leyfield (1991-1998)

A Senior Prefect - Patrick McDonald

Abigail Blackman (1989-96) (née Peacey)

Sophie Coles & Baroque Group

Sarah Rogers & Baroque Group

Sudeshna Chakravarty (1995-2002)

Curtain Call Blues

In a Sentimental Mood

The Blues at Frogs Bottom

‘Largo’ from the New World

symphony – Dvorak arr.Lane

Memory of an Old Girl

Memories of The High School

Thank you – Armstrong and Herman

Andante Pastoral – Paul Tavener

Plink Plank Plunk – Leroy Anderson

From Ofsted Report 2001

Nimrod from Enigma Variations - Elgar

Fantasia on British Sea Songs

Henry Wood

From Romans Chapter 14 (adapted)

The School Reading

Non Nobis Domine (the School Song)

The Jazz Band

The Senior Choir

Mrs S Sallis (1940-1946)

Miss O Withycombe (1920-1933)

The Senior Choir

Helen Wilson (1977-82)

The Intermediate String Group

Senior Prefect Team

The Senior Orchestra

The Senior Orchestra

The Head Girl


The school held a 120th birthday cake competition (attached below).  The winners were:

Under 14

First Prize - Charlotte Parker Mowbray – 7D

Highly Commended - Emily Rawlins – 7D


Danielle Lee – 7D, Sophie Mullins – 7G, Harriet Hughes – 7G, Charlotte Morris – 7E, Janisha Patel – 7G

14 – 19 Years

Joint First Prize: 

Tegan Axe – 10N, Laura Youngson – 6KK

Highly Commended:

Ian Williamson – 6GG, Jessica Yuill – 11H, Emily Howell – 9S


Samantha Perkins – 10Q. Samantha Hart – 11H, Claire Davis – 11H, Hannah Brooke – 10Q, Emma Coles – 10M, Rebecca Jones – 10M, Sophie Baker – 11K

19 Years +

First Prize -Mrs Schofield

Highly Commended - Mrs Banwell

Commended - Mr Hastings

Year 8

First Prize - Isobel Merrett – 8Y

Highly Commended:

Rebecca Powell – 8X, Esther Cooper – 8X


Katie Russell – 8P, Frances Hackett – 8Z, Charlotte Barrett – 8Z, Kerry Edwards – 8X


9S July 2003 - Miss Powell (Mrs Bailey)


2003 - Trip to Euro Disney and Arras


What's happening in history?

1st of September 2001 : Germany 1 – England 5
30th of March 2002 : Queen Mother Dies