Our research, and analysis of the findings, set out to breakdown why GDST schools and all-girl learning environments can offer the best start in life for young women.
HOW the foundations for a bright future are built in early years education.
WHY girls only education and GDST schools lead to higher academic achievements and greater confidence throughout education and beyond.
HOW GDST sixth formers feel more prepared for the future than at non-GDST schools.
HOW GDST girls are empowered to reject gender stereotyping and excel in STEM subjects and sport.
The climate crisis is a very real part of our lives today and will be felt more keenly when our students reach adulthood. Our girls are dedicated to achieving a sustainable world and the GDST is committed to meeting critically important sustainability targets at every level of the organisation: from our infrastructure and purchasing decisions through to a
dynamic green thread woven through every aspect of our curriculum.
“I’ve never based what I want to do on what other people around me perceive I could do, but what I know I can. I have never thought that I couldn’t pursue a certain subject because of my gender, not once.” – GDST Sixth Former
“It is significant that girls in the national survey were much less convinced than boys that their schools provide equal opportunities. Gender equality cannot be assumed as a given in mixed-sex settings.” – Dr Kevin Stannard, Director of Education at GDST
“My role model is probably my English teacher. She has helped me grow my confidence and provided an example of a woman who is both intelligent and funny, who acts wit consideration for others without side-lining herself.” – GDST Sixth Former
“At the GDST we take pride in instilling a love of learning maths from a young age. Maths at a GDST school is fun. The students get to build virtual race cars, create and budget for virtual gardens or manage troop deployment during the Second World War – all in the name of maths.” – Rebecca Brown, GDST Trust Consultant Teacher for Mathematic
“I have never personally thought that I couldn’t pursue a certain subject because of my gender, not once. I don’t even vaguely think that.” – GDST Sixth Former
Alongside this, our schools prepare our students to deal with the complex pressures of modern society. From financial education to the GDST CareerStart programme and our pioneering LEAD diploma as well as bespoke programmes in each school, we work to build civil discourse skills, nurture self-identity and build practical, mental and social skills for the world of tomorrow.
We have four uncompromising principles that underpin all that we do.
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