International Admissions

Welcome to the GDST

We are a family of 25 award-winning independent girls’ schools across the UK.

Our schools are for girls aged 3-18 and are in beautiful towns and cities across the country. We invite you to look through our schools and find a place that suits your family.

When you join one of our schools, you join a family of students beyond your own school. With 23 schools, two academies and over 70,000 alumnae in the GDST, whatever your passion, we’ll provide you with the inspiration, nurturing, mentoring and endless opportunities to enhance your potential.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is there availability for the next school year?

    Each school will have different availability throughout the year groups. When you send a contact request at the top of this page, we will put you in touch with the admissions team at the school you are interested in.

  • What extra curricular activities are there?

    At each GDST school the extra curricular activities are endless, so whether you are interested in sports, dance, music, games, debating, theater, animals, robotics, pottery there will be a huge range of clubs to choose from. If there isn’t one that you’re interested in, you can even create a new one!

  • Is there an entrance exam?

    Yes, to get into any of our GDST schools, all girls must sit entrance exams, these will be explained during the application process for each school.

  • What preparation is there for university?

    GDST schools offer tutors, mentors and personalised guidance on their next steps after school. This can be anything from help with personal statements, opportunities for extra credit, excursions to university lectures, conferences, apprenticeship options, alumna mentoring and so much more.

  • Do you have boarding schools?

    We currently have one boarding school – Royal High School Bath. The rest of our schools and academies are day schools.

  • Are there scholarships or help with fees available?

    We want to help as many girls as possible to access the fantastic education we offer. The admissions team at the school you are interested in will be able to provide you with specific information on what can be offered, and how to apply.

  • I'm international, will my daughter need to be fluent in English?

    IELTS is a requirement for international students to complete. We can provide advice on how to do this.

A family of schools

23 independent schools and two academies in England and Wales

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