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18th May, 2022

Shakespeare's school to appoint first head girl in 500 years

IT WILL be a historical moment when a Shakespeare’s school appoints its first head girl in nearly 500 years.

Female students were first admitted to the Sixth Form at King Edward VI School (KES) – attended by the Bard himself – four years ago.

Tazmin Chape will become the first girl to hold the school’s most senior student position following an election by students and staff.

The 17-year-old who is studying biology, chemistry and maths, has set up a science programme for pupils at Welcombe Hills School and organised a ‘Santa Run’ for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Headteacher Bennet Carr said: “I am delighted that Tazmin is able to make her own piece of history.

“She has impressed everyone with the way that she has thrown herself into School life since joining us and it therefore came as little surprise that she topped the joint student and staff poll by a considerable margin.

“I have no doubt that Tazmin will be a wonderful ambassador for the school as our first head girl in nearly 500 years.”


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