As specialists in girls’ education, we tailor our teaching to the way girls learn best.
The GDST is a family of 25 girls’ schools, including 23 independent schools and two academies, across England and Wales. As all girls’ schools, we deliver innovative learning for girls aged three to eighteen. From nursery, primary and prep school, throughout secondary school and Sixth Form, they learn in an environment where every girl thrives.
We are proud that our schools are recognised for their excellence in teaching and pastoral care. In The Sunday Times’ 2023 Parent Power league table, Sheffield High School were crowned Independent Secondary School of The Year in the North and Norwich High School were crowned East Anglian Independent Secondary School of The Year. At the 2021 TES Independent School awards, several GDST schools won top prizes, including Notting Hill & Ealing High School for ‘Senior School of the Year’.
The GDST recognises the importance of mental wellbeing and pastoral care in schools. Learn about some of the initiatives that took place during Children’s Mental Health Week 2024.
729 students from 15 schools, including 12 state-maintained and three independent schools, gathered to enjoy the thought-provoking production Protest hosted at Nottingham Girls’ High School.
In February 2024, students from across the GDST’s family of schools participated in the first ever GDST Regional Festival of Sport.
This National Apprenticeship Week we interviewed a GDST alumna about her apprenticeship in Electrical & Electronics at Rolls-Royce.
The GDST alumna and female project team behind the design and construction of Notting Hill & Ealing’s new sustainable junior school building.
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