GDST girls lead the debate


Five Year 11 pupils tackle the vital issues of the day at the final of the GDST Chrystall Prize public speaking competition.

Let’s make every day International Women’s Day

By Cheryl Giovannoni

In spite of the challenges that lie ahead, the vision and spirit of our young women, means that the future is bright.

A real book is an aesthetic as well as a literary pleasure

By Dr Kevin Stannard

Will e-reading kill off real books? The experience of handling a physical book means it won’t, according to our Director of Innovation and Learning.

Students compete for GDST national music prize in the Land of Song


Howell’s School in Cardiff played host to thirty nine vocalists and musicians from GDST schools for GDST Young Musician of the Year 2018.

GDST pioneers – empowering women and girls, then and now

By Cheryl Giovannoni

To mark the centenary of women winning the vote, we reflect on the pioneering GDST women of the past, present and future.

A new, ambitious phase for the GDST

By Cheryl Giovannoni

Our new branding heralds an exciting time for the GDST.

Nottingham Girls’ High School triumphs at GDST Day of Dance

By GDST Nottingham Girls' High School

A team of seven Year 10 girls led Nottingham Girls’ High School to victory at this year’s GDST ‘Day of…

Six GDST schools nominated for TES Independent School of the Year Awards

By GDST Kensington Prep School

The schools have been nominated in a number of different categories.

GDST in the news – Winter 2017


It’s been a busy few months for the GDST and our schools in the media. Our Chief Executive, Cheryl Giovannoni,…

A family of schools

23 independent schools and two academies in England and Wales