Read our alumnae stories

For the first time, all 25 GDST schools have come together to highlight the significance of bursaries and financial assistance. Our campaign features the case studies of alumnae who have all volunteered to share their experiences – from different eras, schools, backgrounds, ethnicities and professional sectors.

Linda Hall

Belvedere Academy

Lacrosse Coach- Glendalmond College and England Lacrosse Association

Helen Jackson

Birkenhead High School Academy

Associate, Deloitte LLP

Diana Gulland

Blackheath High School

Former Chartered Librarian

Victoria Barnett

Blackheath High School

Former investment banker

Alison Reynolds

Brighton Girls

Piano tutor at the Royal Northern College of Music Junior School and at Uppingham School

Helen Garson

Brighton Girls

Professional Double Bass Player

Hilary Quinn

Brighton Girls

Music Teacher

Chantelle Hopkins

Bromley High School

Drama Teacher and owner of Take a Seat Productions

Janet Lymath

Croydon High School

Treasurer, Garforth Brass Band

Natalie Orringe

Croydon High School

Chief Marketing Officer at Access Intelligence Plc

Rowan Musgrave

Croydon High School

Class Teacher for E21C Multi-Academy Trust

Dr Bethan James

Howell's School, Llandaff

Astronomer, Space Telescope Science Institute

Kate Hoare

Kensington Prep School

Alumna, Kensington Prep School and South Hampstead High School

Dr Kelly Bowlt

Newcastle High School for Girls

Senior Lecturer and Veterinary Surgery Specialist, University of Edinburgh

Louise Takata

Northampton High School

Audit Associate, PwC UK

Dr Ayia Al-Asadi

Northwood College for Girls

Doctor, NHS

Judith Coghlan

Norwich High School for Girls

UK and European Patent Attorney

Clare Johnson

Notting Hill & Ealing High School

Full-time Carer

Dr Anita Bloor

Nottingham Girls' High School

Medical Director, NEMS

Lynne Blanchfield

Oxford High School

Formerly The Open University

Anne Holdorph

Portsmouth High School

Growth and Development Officer, The Scout Association

Anne McMeehan Roberts

Portsmouth High School

Former financial services and communications professional and Chair of Governors at PHS

Sam Davies

Portsmouth High School

Head of Philanthropy, The Girls’ Day School Trust

Isoken Alli-Usman

Putney High School

Senior Legal Counsel at Globeleq

Liz Dolby

Putney High School

Formerly of Personnel Services, John Lewis Partnership

Nadine Rochford

Royal High School Bath

Director, Centre for Public Impact

Charlotte Brown

Sheffield Girls'

Psychology Student, Sheffield Hallam University

Dr Laura Edwards

Sheffield Girls'

Clinical Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant in Rehabilitation

Katie Mans

Shrewsbury High School

Formerly Charterhouse School

Professor Lara Feigel

South Hampstead High School

Professor of Modern Literature and Culture, King’s College London and Author

Sharon Pontin

Streatham & Clapham High School

School Nurse, Royal Grammar School, Guildford

Kate Leeming

Sutton High School

Managing Editor, SAGE publishing

Dr Aysha Waheed

Sydenham High School

Foundation Year 1 Doctor at Kings’ College Hospital NHS Trust

Khadijah Mellah

Sydenham High School

Winner, Magnolia Cup
Young Sportswoman of the Year, 2019

Maia DeCamillo-Phillips

Sydenham High School

Actor, filmmaker and artist

Jacqueline Cleverley

Wimbledon High School

English Teacher

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