Twenty five schools. One family.

We are part of the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST) – the UK’s leading network of independent girls’ schools, with 25 schools and academies united in one purpose: to help every girl fulfil her potential and to lead the way in providing an unrivalled education.

As a pupil of a GDST school, our girls becomes part of an organisation with an extensive network of notable alumnae and an unparalleled track record of achievement and stability.

GDST students were among the first women to obtain university degrees and to enter the professions and this pioneering spirit continues today. The GDST encourages pupils to cultivate a lively intellectual curiosity and a wide range of interests and life skills. We have lots of contact with our sister schools – sharing best practice and a healthy competitive spirit in the many Trust-wide sports tournaments that take place over the year. International links and collaboration are actively pursued and each school seeks to incorporate an international dimension to the educational experience.

All Sixth Formers automatically become members of the GDST Alumnae Network, some 70,000 former students across the world. Members are national and international leaders in every professional field and the Alumnae Network offers invaluable careers advice, training and work experience opportunities.

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GDST Network

All Sixth Formers gain a lifelong membership of the GDST Alumnae Network of over 70,000 women in every profession, many of whom are in eminent positions. This network often provides work experience opportunities and professional contacts later in their career.

GDST Rungway

Girls can also connect with the GDST’s alumnae family through Rungway, a mentoring app. Now, at the touch of a button, our students have a way of asking some of the burning questions they have about study and life after school, anywhere and at any time.


“We know how empowering mentoring can be. The Rungway app helps provide valuable advice from women with a wide range of experiences, very quickly.”

Mrs C Bird, Head of Sixth Form


Our students have the opportunity to take part in this charitable initiative in which they gain and develop new skills and collaborate with a team to bring an entrepreneurial project to fruition.  In addition to the lessons, there are team meetings and mentoring sessions running in tandem with a leadership programme accredited by LSE.

Watch our film to discover the GDST spirit