Since 1998, the GDST has provided bursary assistance to just under 6,500 pupils. In 2020-21 alone, 1,054 pupils were supported – this equates to nearly 10% of the students in our fee-paying senior schools, with four in ten receiving full bursaries.
However, despite offering far more bursaries and similar assistance than many other independent schools, we could only make 202 new awards for this current academic year in response to 1,222 applications. We do not wish to see talented girls deprived of the chance to join us.
We want to increase the philanthropic support we receive so we can commit to making more awards each and every year. Put simply, the GDST wants to change more lives.
Our Help Girls Learn Without Limits campaign will help us achieve this.