From high profile visits to the US Embassy and GoogleHQ to recognition by the ISI and BBC – what an eventful, impactful term this has been for our senior girls and sixth formers! Our Autumn 2023 Round Up of the eclectic events, activities and successes concerning our 11-18 year olds, and their schools.
In October two GDST schools were invited to to the U.S. Embassy – which marked International Day of the Girl, a day to raise awareness of the issues faced by girls around the world. They met the U.S. Ambassador to the the UK (who earlier this year attended Stratham & Clapham High School) and she talked about gender equality and getting more women into leadership roles.
Also in October, on Ada Lovelace Day, 11-14 year old girls from four GDST schools attended GoogleHQ for a Maths4Girls event – to understand what can be achieved if maths is pursued until the age of 18. They heard from an impressive range of speakers who talked about the fantastic careers maths can offer, inspiring them to excel at maths and challenge the myth that it is not for girls.
Bromley High School were awarded ‘excellent’ in all areas following their recent Independent Schools Inspectorate’s (ISI) Inspection. “These are the highest outcomes that an independent school can achieve, and I am incredibly proud of the whole school community,” said their Head.
Oxford High School were named ‘Independent Girls’ School of the Year’ at the 2023 Independent Schools of the Year Awards. The school’s Head accepted the award and recognised the school’s “amazing pupils, whose voices guide us every day”.
And it wasn’t just schools recognised this term but students too. In early November, the BBC broadcasted the Young Chorister of the Year 2023 finals which saw a Sheffield Girls’ student crowned this year’s Senior Winner.
GDST schools are recognised as centres of educational excellence. Our teachers aim to inspire each and every girl, with a strong focus on developing the skills, knowledge and character they need for the future.