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Partnerships

Our schools and their partnerships

Our individual schools have many links with their local communities and with schools in the maintained sector. Many of them also have long-standing relationships with local charities and businesses providing bursary and scholarship support.

Please visit individual GDST school websites to find out more about all these links and partnerships.

Trust-wide partnerships

The GDST has partnerships with several organisations that bring benefits to schools and pupils right across our network:

HSBC

Our long-standing relationship with HSBC takes several forms:

  • the HSBC Scholarship Programme provides life-changing bursary funding for girls entering the GDST from maintained schools and we are very grateful for HSBC’s generosity. These scholarships are available all-through school and to Sixth Formers only

  • HSBC also co-sponsors our Belvedere Academy and is an active and valuable participant on our Academy Trust Board

  • the bank provides pre-university internship opportunities to GDST students, enabling them to gain useful experience of the business world

These programmes form part of the bank’s wider community investment in education. Every year, HSBC supports 17,000 scholarships around the world. Its education work focuses on helping disadvantaged children, building business and financial literacy, providing environmental education and improving international understanding.

The Ogden Trust

The Ogden Trust enables a small number of our girls with particular talents in maths and sciences to join our Sixth Forms from a state school.

Visit the Ogden Trust website.

The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust

These Sixth Form bursaries are available to the daughters of commercial travellers, grocers and chemists. 

Learn more about the Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust.

The French Huguenot Church of London Charitable Trust

This Trust provides emergency assistance, via the GDST Centenary Committee, to students suddenly unable to pay their fees due to a change in family circumstances.

Visit the Trust's website.