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Facts and figures

Our schools

  • 24 independent girls’ schools throughout England and Wales
  • Sponsors of two non-fee paying academies:
    • The Belvedere Academy (Liverpool)
    • Birkenhead High School Academy (The Wirral)
  • All but two of the schools and academies take girls all through, from the age of three or four to 18:
    • Kensington Prep School caters for pupils aged four to 11
    • The Belvedere Academy has pupils aged 11 to 18
  • £29m invested in school buildings and facilities in 2014-15

 

Our results

  • At GCSE and A Level, GDST pupils outperform not just the general population of schools but those from the rest of the independent school sector:
  • A-Levels - in 2015 52.6% of girls' exams achieved an A* or A and 79.8% achieved an A*, A or B
  • GCSE - in 2015 72.3% of girls' exams achieved an A* or A

Our girls

  • GDST pupils taking degrees in medicine = 5x the national average for girls
  • GDST pupils taking degrees in engineering = 2x the national average for girls
  • GDST pupils undertaking a language degree = 2x the national average for girls
  • Over 60% of GDST students take a science or maths A Level
  • 8.2% of GDST students gain a place at Oxford or Cambridge
  • 69% of GDST students gain a place at a Russell Group university

Our network

  • 20,000 pupils
  • 3,700 staff
  • 67,000 alumnae - the largest network of its kind in the UK
  • 12 cross-trust prizes and scholarships available exclusively to GDST students each year