Education News & School Guides

As a parent, teacher, student, or member of the community – keeping up-to-date with the latest educations news in the UK is important to ensure you have a strong understanding of the education scene, allowing you to deliver the best opportunities for children. 

All of the GDST news right here! Including everything from schools’ successes, GDST events, alumnae stories, think pieces, interviews, GDST Book Club and various opportunities for past, current and future students.

Alumnae return to Portsmouth High for Scholars and Leavers Concert

By GDST Portsmouth High School

The Daffodil Society, comprising alumnae who have pledged legacies to Portsmouth High School, were welcomed back to the school last week by Headmistress,…

Shakespeare 400th anniversary celebrated at Newcastle High School

By GDST Newcastle High School for Girls

Newcastle High School for Girls is celebrating Shakespeare’s life and works with a week of activities in the junior school

Alpine adventure for GDST junior schools


[View the story “GDST Junior Schools ski trip 2016” on Storify]

Inspired writing in Junior Schools


Since 2015, a number of GDST Junior Schools have been working with Philip Davis and Laura Mae Brown of Write Inspired to help our teachers develop a more creative approach to literacy, with improved engagement and motivation of the children, thereby improving pupils’ writing and communication skills.

Portsmouth High School hosts school reunion


Portsmouth High School is hosting a school reunion for the classes of 1956, 66, 76, 86, 96 and 2006.

Put yourself in your children’s shoes to support young people online says head of leading independent girls’ school group


“Parents must feel empowered to talk to their children about their lives online” – Helen Fraser, CEO of the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST)

Portsmouth High School girl’s code to be sent to Tim Peake on board the International Space Station

By GDST Portsmouth High School

Portsmouth High School’s Lowena Hull, 13, was the winner, in the 11-13 category, of the Astro-Pi coding challenge competition.

Wimbledon High Alumna recognised for efforts in the workplace


Alison Berryman left Wimbledon High in 1993 and is now Chief Operations and Technology Officer at Barclaycard UK Cards.  She…

Vote now for the Alumna of the Year 2016


We are delighted to reveal the shortlist for this year’s Alumna of the Year, our annual award celebrating the considerable…

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