International Reach

GSA schools have a global reputation for excellence


Our innovative practice and academic rigor attract pupils from around the world. Educating these students brings with it a responsibility to international relations which we take very seriously. For most of our overseas pupils, their GSA school days are their first encounter with British culture and the favourable impressions they gain during their formative years can affect how the international community views the UK.

A high percentage – 94% – of our students progress to higher education and GSA schools are a valuable source of high quality overseas students to UK universities.

Some girls crossed several continents to attend a GSA school; the wider cultural perspective they brought has continued to influence their own and others’ lives.

Indira Ghandi (1917-1984)

Indira Ghandi, the third Prime Minister of India, attended GSA school, Badminton. She presided over a turbulent period during which lasting changes were made to India’s constitution.(Badminton)

Monica Ali

A Bangladeshi-born British writer and novelist. In 2003 she was selected as one of the 'Best of Young British Novelists' by Granta magazine. Her debut novel, Brick Lane, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and adapted as a film.
(Bolton School Girls’ Division)

Caroline Wyatt

Foreign/defence correspondent Caroline has reported on the 1998 Bombing of Iraq, the 1999 Kosovo conflict and on the War in Afghanistan from the Afghan Northern Alliance HQ. She also covered the Iraq War in spring 2003 as an embedded journalist with the British troops around Basra.(Woldingham School)