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Sixth Form Pupils Meet Baroness Hale

Last week, a group of Sixth Form pupils were invited back by the Chair of the Women of the Year Alumnae Club, Lady Louise Vaughan, to support a lunch event for the Alumnae Club.

In the most recent event, held Wednesday 17 January, the pupils heard from the 2023 Women of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Baroness Hale of Richmond DBE PC FBA. The youngest person and first woman to serve on the Law Commission, the statutory body which promotes reform of the law, Lady Hale instigated a number of key reforms in family, health and criminal law.

In 1994 she became a High Court Judge and in 1999 she was promoted to the Court of Appeal. In 2003 Brenda Hale became the first woman Lord of Appeal in Ordinary in the House of Lords, and was appointed as the first woman Justice of the Supreme Court in 2009. When she retired in 2020 she was President of the Supreme Court; she continues to sit in the House of Lords.

Pictured below are our Lower Sixth Form pupils, Delina S, Izabel B, Emmeline G-P, and Betelihem B with Baroness Hale.

Thank you to again to Lady Louise Vaughan, a member of the Vaughan family, with whom the school maintains close links, and the Women of the Year Alumnae Club for including Vaughan pupils at the event, where they had the opportunity to network with professionals from a range of industries. Thank you also to Ms Whelan, Associate Head and Head of Upper School, for arranging this.