It is great sadness that we announce the passing of former pupil Scarlett Salisbury.
The popular figure was part of the school community from 2009 until 2016, when she became a student at the University of Bangor following some impressive A-level results.
Scarlett passed away on Monday, March 18 and leaves behind a fantastic legacy at Rydal Penrhos, where she thrived in her role as Prefect during her final year at the school.
Former Head of Sixth Form Peter Lavery, said: “Scarlett was a young lady who epitomised the character we strive to instil in our young people.
“Her resilience and positive approach to life were an inspiration to the whole school community, pupils and staff alike.
“Her altruism, warm heart and smile endeared her to all. She was a role model, who, by her example, made those around her better people.”
Mr and Mrs Salisbury and Scarlett’s brother Henry have asked the school to host a service of thanksgiving for her life on Friday March 29 at St John’s Church in Colwyn Bay.
Anyone that knew her are most welcome to attend the service, which will begin at 1pm.
This will be followed later in the afternoon by a reception at the Kinmel Arms in St George.
Senior School Head Sally Ann Harding, added: “Scarlett was an inspiration to us all, she was always remarkably resilient and positive even when the going was tough.
“She was highly respected by both her peers and all of the staff that came into contact with her. She made the very best of every opportunity that came her way and was always determined to find a solution for herself without having to rely on others.
“Resourceful and reflective are two of the adjectives that immediately come to mind when I think of Scarlett, but also caring with an iridescent glowing charm which affected all of those around her. Her smile, sense of humour and fun were infectious.
“She was a role model to us all and a tremendous addition to the Rydal Penrhos family.”