Our schools and their partnerships
Our individual schools have many links with their local communities and with schools in the maintained sector. Many of them also have long-standing relationships with local charities and businesses providing bursary and scholarship support.
Please visit individual GDST school websites to find out more about all these links and partnerships.
The GDST has partnerships with several organisations that bring benefits to schools and pupils right across our network:
Our long-standing relationship with HSBC takes several forms:
- the HSBC Scholarship Programme provides life-changing bursary funding for girls entering the GDST from maintained schools and we are very grateful for HSBC’s generosity. These scholarships are available all-through school and to Sixth Formers only
- HSBC also co-sponsors our Belvedere Academy and is an active and valuable participant on our Academy Trust Board
- the bank provides pre-university internship opportunities to GDST students, enabling them to gain useful experience of the business world
These programmes form part of the bank’s wider community investment in education. Every year, HSBC supports 17,000 scholarships around the world. Its education work focuses on helping disadvantaged children, building business and financial literacy, providing environmental education and improving international understanding.