Former GDST Chief Executive, Helen Fraser, made a Dame in New Year honours


Helen Fraser, Chief Executive of the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST) from 2010 to 2016, has been made a Dame in the 2017 New Year’s honours list, for services to education

An interview with Ellie Robinson, Paralympic champion and BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year


We talk to Ellie Robinson, Paralympic champion, Northampton High School pupil and newly crowned BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year,…

GDST Bake Off final 2016


Watch as eight finalists compete for the title of GDST Bake Off Champion 2016! Their challenge was to bake cupcakes…

Building bridges at Howell’s School


Engineering was the focus of the day in the Sports Hall at Howell’s School, Llandaff, on Tuesday 6th December. The…

Portsmouth High girls spread Christmas cheer

By GDST Portsmouth High School

A group of Portsmouth High School Year 11 biology students spent the morning spreading some Christmas cheer at Queen Alexandra’s…

The best use of student input is in giving us a user’s perspective on teaching rather than on teachers’

By Dr Kevin Stannard

Dr Kevin Stannard, the GDST’s Director of Innovation & Learning, writes a weekly column for TES. One of his recent…

Howell’s students in fine voice


The hills around Howell’s School, Llandaff, were alive with music this week! On Monday 21st November, the Howell’s Junior Competition…

Back to the drawing board?

By Cheryl Giovannoni

According to research by the Institution for Engineering and Technology (IET), toys with a STEM focus are three times as…

Kensington Prep releases first podcast

By GDST Kensington Prep School

There was an exciting milestone this week as the girls from Kensington Prep recorded and published their first ever podcast. Pupils from…

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