In the GDST Book Club, different members of the GDST family of schools and academies review recently published books centred on education and female-focussed work.
Described by The Good Schools Guide as ‘the school everyone wants their daughter to go to in Liverpool’, Belvedere Academy is an ‘outstanding’ all-ability secondary school where students enjoy a huge range of educational and extra-curricular opportunities.
With a school on its site for more than a century now, Birkenhead High School Academy has created a vibrant, future-focused learning community for junior and senior pupils, built on a strong foundation of core traditional values.
With its ethos ‘where girls boldly go’ Blackheath High School inspires girls to think big and love learning. With £18 million invested in new buildings and facilities, it offers a unique learning environment in state-of-the-art accommodation between beautiful Royal Greenwich Park and Blackheath Village.
True to its roots as a ‘disruptor’ in education, Brighton Girls remains as progressive in its thinking today. Located in the heart of creative Brighton, it encourages girls to be kind, bold, and to go out and change the world.
Bromley High School has been offering an exceptional education to girls from the age of three upwards, since 1883. Its dedicated teachers nurture a unique spirit of enquiry and an independence of mind, so that every child can excel.
With its mantra ‘Every Girl, Every Day’, Croydon High School strives for something new and memorable for its pupils in every learning experience. Girls are encouraged to be themselves and work with their teachers in an atmosphere of mutual respect.
One of Wales’s leading independents, Howell’s School, Llandaff is a well-rounded all-through school. On the edge of green, expansive parkland, with a warm and nurturing culture, it provides the perfect environment for students to grow into their full potential.
Kensington Prep School is a trailblazing school for girls aged 4-11, in Fulham. Its ethos, ‘Growing Great Minds’, is embodied in highly innovative learning experiences, inspiring pupils go on to some of the best senior schools in London and beyond.
From the age of three, Newcastle High School girls are introduced to the wonders of the world, igniting a passion for learning and an unshakeable self-belief that, by Sixth Form, will empower them to take on the world.
Northampton High School takes the concept of personalised education to the next level. Everything it does is tailored to the individual, giving each and every pupil the inspiration and support they need to find and follow their dreams.
Northwood College is a warm family community, with happy, balanced and capable girls at its heart. Its framework for successful learning and optimal educational outcomes empowers every girl, individually, to develop and embrace her unique intellectual and creative talents.
Covering some 14 acres, the indoor and outdoor spaces at Norwich High School have been meticulously designed with girls’ needs in mind. Academic success and attainment go hand-in-hand with personal development, enabling girls to grow into resilient, aspirational young women.
One of London’s most successful girls’ schools, with a long tradition of academic and creative excellence, Notting Hill & Ealing High School develops grounded, confident students, proud of their school and keen to make a positive difference in the world.
As a top 100 school, Nottingham Girls’ dynamic approach and flexible curriculum makes for a ‘progressive, creative, different’ educational environment. It is a city school – and proud of it – with an energy that fires pupils’ imaginations and unlocks their passions.
Oxford’s oldest girls’ school, Oxford High School leads the way in educating high-achieving girls who have the drive and determination to change the world. Every girl is encouraged to challenge, to develop agility of thought and find her own voice.
Portsmouth High School, just minutes from the sea in Southsea, offers unrivalled opportunities at both its prep and senior schools. With academic performance alongside a strong focus on wellbeing, Portsmouth High enables pupils to become the best version of themselves.
Academically high-achieving and rounded, Putney High School is as down-to-earth as it is dynamic. Its ‘modern scholarship’ ethos makes learning challenging, fun and relevant, with innovative programmes exploring everything from the Biophilic Classroom, to entrepreneurship and designing a sustainable future.
Providing an outstanding, girl-centred education, Royal High School Bath is a day and boarding school for ages 3-18. It boasts exceptional academic results, and is the only school in Bath to offer a choice of A Level or IB at Sixth Form.
Recently crowned ‘Independent Secondary School of The Year in the North’, Sheffield Girls’ is located in leafy Yorkshire. Its mission –‘teaching her everything so she can be anything’ – provides an all-round education from Reception to Sixth Form.
Educating girls since 1885, Shrewsbury High School is literally built into the Town Walls. It is the only all-through, all-girls’ school in Shropshire, and offers exceptional teaching tailored to the way girls learn, encouraging them to experiment and be brave.
A buzzing academic powerhouse since 1876, South Hampstead is amongst the country’s leading schools. With kindness and curiosity at its core, its goal is to ensure that pupils thrive intellectually and personally, and leave ready to make their mark on the world.
Streatham & Clapham offers a diverse community in which every girl’s unique strengths are celebrated and developed. Shaping girls’ education since 1887, Streatham & Clapham provides first-rate facilities overlooking extensive parkland in one of London’s most vibrant urban areas.
Girls excel at Sutton High School because they are valued as individuals. Empowering pupils to embrace challenge and love learning, Sutton guides every ‘fiercely independent’ girl towards her own success, ensuring that she leaves confident, and ready to forge her own path.
Sydenham High School is a high-achieving school on a smaller scale, where every girl is visible, valued and supported. With their independent minds, courage and respect for themselves and others, its pupils are the embodiment of the school’s motto, ‘Fear Nothing’.
Wimbledon High School encourages edgy thinking, risk-taking and lots of fun. Proud to do things a little differently, Wimbledon’s mission is to prepare students for an unknown future where intellectual agility, creativity and problem-solving will be their superpowers.
Check out our International Admissions page.
|cookielawinfo-checbox-analytics||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Analytics".|
|cookielawinfo-checbox-functional||11 months||The cookie is set by GDPR cookie consent to record the user consent for the cookies in the category "Functional".|
|cookielawinfo-checbox-others||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Other.|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-advertisement||1 year||Set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the "Advertisement" category .|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Necessary".|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-performance||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Performance".|
|CookieLawInfoConsent||1 year||Records the default button state of the corresponding category & the status of CCPA. It works only in coordination with the primary cookie.|
|JSESSIONID||session||The JSESSIONID cookie is used by New Relic to store a session identifier so that New Relic can monitor session counts for an application.|
|__cf_bm||30 minutes||This cookie, set by Cloudflare, is used to support Cloudflare Bot Management.|
|_uetsid||1 day||Bing Ads sets this cookie to engage with a user that has previously visited the website.|
|_uetvid||1 year 24 days||Bing Ads sets this cookie to engage with a user that has previously visited the website.|
|_ga||2 years||The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.|
|_ga_GBEHCM8Y2W||2 years||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.|
|_gat_gtag_UA_28120610_1||1 minute||Set by Google to distinguish users.|
|_gat_UA-28120610-1||1 minute||A variation of the _gat cookie set by Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to allow website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. The pattern element in the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to.|
|_gcl_au||3 months||Provided by Google Tag Manager to experiment advertisement efficiency of websites using their services.|
|_gid||1 day||Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website's performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.|
|_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress||30 minutes||Hotjar sets this cookie to detect the first pageview session of a user. This is a True/False flag set by the cookie.|
|_hjFirstSeen||30 minutes||Hotjar sets this cookie to identify a new user’s first session. It stores a true/false value, indicating whether it was the first time Hotjar saw this user.|
|_hjIncludedInPageviewSample||2 minutes||Hotjar sets this cookie to know whether a user is included in the data sampling defined by the site's pageview limit.|
|_hjIncludedInSessionSample||2 minutes||Hotjar sets this cookie to know whether a user is included in the data sampling defined by the site's daily session limit.|
|CONSENT||2 years||YouTube sets this cookie via embedded youtube-videos and registers anonymous statistical data.|
|_fbp||3 months||This cookie is set by Facebook to display advertisements when either on Facebook or on a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising, after visiting the website.|
|anj||3 months||AppNexus sets the anj cookie that contains data stating whether a cookie ID is synced with partners.|
|IDE||1 year 24 days||Google DoubleClick IDE cookies are used to store information about how the user uses the website to present them with relevant ads and according to the user profile.|
|MUID||1 year 24 days||Bing sets this cookie to recognize unique web browsers visiting Microsoft sites. This cookie is used for advertising, site analytics, and other operations.|
|personalization_id||2 years||Twitter sets this cookie to integrate and share features for social media and also store information about how the user uses the website, for tracking and targeting.|
|test_cookie||15 minutes||The test_cookie is set by doubleclick.net and is used to determine if the user's browser supports cookies.|
|uuid2||3 months||The uuid2 cookie is set by AppNexus and records information that helps in differentiating between devices and browsers. This information is used to pick out ads delivered by the platform and assess the ad performance and its attribute payment.|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||5 months 27 days||A cookie set by YouTube to measure bandwidth that determines whether the user gets the new or old player interface.|
|YSC||session||YSC cookie is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos on Youtube pages.|
|_hjSession_1123685||30 minutes||No description|
|_hjSessionUser_1123685||1 year||No description|
|muc_ads||2 years||No description|
|Nano||5 months 27 days||No description available.|
|wp-wpml_current_language||session||No description available.|