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About the GDST

The Girls’ Day School Trust is the UK’s leading network of independent girls’ schools, with 23 schools and two academies throughout England and Wales.

We now educate 19,000 students and employ 3,500 staff. All but two of our schools educate girls all the way through, from the age of three or four to 18.

Our schools include Putney High, Oxford High, Wimbledon High, South Hampstead High, Shrewsbury High and Newcastle High as well as many others.

We're always looking for new and innovative ways to enhance learning in our schools - our team of experts at the GDST are leaders in their fields and work closely with both outside specialists and schools to shape the future of girls' education.

As a charity, we are committed to our students, not to generating profits for any shareholders. We are determined to improve social mobility and help every girl, whatever her background, to fulfil her potential and to realise her dreams. We provide 1,100 bursaries and scholarships in our schools. We also work with 430 state schools and universities on projects which have helped to raise girls' aspirations. We sponsor two non-fee paying academies, Birkenhead High School Academy and The Belvedere Academy.

We have an active network of 70,000 alumnae including Cressida Dick, Helena Bonham Carter, Olivia Colman, Sophie Kinsella, Samira Ahmed, Esther McVey, Afua Hirsh, Miriam Margolyes and Sophie Raworth.

Collectively, we enable each girl, whatever her disposition and direction in life, to learn without limits.