• Sixth Form

A huge congratulations to Year 13 pupil Molly who received the runner-up prize for ‘the most remarkable sixth form student,’ by the Independent Schools Association (ISA) in their national competition after she was nominated by staff at Malvern St James Girls’ School.

The Lexden Prize celebrates the achievement of sixth formers in education at the schools of ISA Members; achievement and education are considered in the broadest sense, not just academically, but include a pupil’s outstanding involvement in, and service to, wider aspects of school and community life, as well as the potential for the future.

Molly now takes her place on The Lexden Roll of Honour; this is an outstanding achievement considering the number of courses and pupils at ISA’s 569 Members’ Schools. Her entry was commended by the committee for The Lexden Prize.

Molly’s personal journey has been remarkable since she joined MSJ. A key member of the boarding community, 1st lacrosse team goalkeeper and MD of her Young Enterprise company, she juggled academic commitment, whilst seizing the opportunities on offer at the School. As a peer and staff-elected Pastoral Prefect, she launched several projects for promoting whole-school wellbeing. Her Self-Care Challenge during Lockdown saw the inbox flooded with over 300 individual photographs of the school community engaging in positive activity. She developed an impressive suite of skills that enabled her to be the support that many others needed while still maintaining a focus on her own well-being. She documented her approach in 'Mind your mind', her astonishing and open book about mental health aimed at pupils that were submitted for her Level 3 EPQ, achieving the highest grade.

We are so proud of this remarkable young woman. Her personal growth and academic success demonstrate what is possible when pupils at MSJ embrace opportunities, allow themselves to set out of their comfort zone and work with experienced staff.

Well done Molly!