About The GDST

The Girls’ Day School Trust is the UK’s leading family of independent girls’ schools. In all of their schools, academic excellence is a given – at the GDST they develop character beyond the curriculum.

The GDST is a charitable trust which owns and operates 25 schools across England and Wales. Their schools are mainly girls only, with the GDST ethos to ‘reach as many girls as possible’ permeating everything they do. Most schools are Junior, Senior and sixth form, with some having nurseries as well; one of the school’s remains a boarding school.

Each of the schools and academies are run separately, with central services including Estates, Finance, HR and IT located in the Trust Office. This is also where the strategic Education and Innovation strategy is set, along with most of the teacher and staff training, reinforcing the GDST ethos.

GDST in numbers

25
Schools across England and Wales
1800
Buildings dating back to
200
Buildings across the estate

The Estate

The Estate is diverse, both geographically and chronologically, with buildings dating back to the 1800’s up to the present day. A significant number of the older properties are listed or locally listed and sit in Conservation Areas.

Most of their properties are occupied for educational purposes, although some sites also have residential accommodation for staff, in addition to the one boarding school in Bath. Further investment properties are let out to external occupiers.

The GDST Vision

The Estate is the physical representation of the schools and the GDST; with the Estates Strategy a reflection of the Trust’s strategic vision. Although primarily for educational purposes, their schools host numerous events for the school community plus for the wider public benefitt within their local communities.

They aim to provide an appropriate quality of environments, infrastructure and buildings to support the educational and recreational needs of our schools; working to deliver sustainable and innovative spaces for their students to enjoy, whilst enhancing the GDST’s reputation as a leader in girls education.

The GDST is committed to ensuring all of its operations are as sustainable as possible. As such, it is now certified a carbon neutral organisation and currently progressing towards a carbon zero strategy, driven primarily by the Estates team. Sustainability is embedded in all property work, as the estate is evolved towards carbon net zero both in construction and operation.

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