The Girls’ Day School Trust
The Girls' Day School Trust (GDST) is the leading provider of independent education for girls in the UK
Portsmouth High School is part of the Girls’ Day School Trust, the leading provider of independent education for girls in the UK.
The GDST has pioneered the education of girls and young women since its foundation in 1872. All GDST schools are non-denominational and students have always been admitted irrespective of backgrounds or belief.
There are nearly 20,000 pupils in the GDST’s 24 schools and 2 academies, throughout England and Wales, 6,000 of which are in GDST junior and prep schools. Approximately
8% of all the girls in independent education in the UK are at GDST schools.The GDST employs approximately 4,000 staff.The GDST has a continuing commitment to parents to provide the very best for their daughters through investment in school facilities and ensuring teaching and the whole school environment are of the highest quality. GDST standards, academically, pastorally, in sports, music, drama and in many other fields are among the highest in the country. The name of the GDST is a seal of approval for excellence and each GDST school is a vibrant example of this.