Social Mobility & Access

We are committed to improving social mobility and enabling access to our schools

 

An increasing number of parents, who didn’t attend an independent school themselves, aspire to give their daughters the kind of high quality education which GSA schools provide.

The GSA is committed to improving social mobility and enabling access to our schools. A range of bursaries and other financial support exists to help children from less well-off families to attend GSA schools and approximately a third of existing students receive help with their fees.

Our partnerships with state schools also contribute to social mobility, and we are at the heart of numerous projects that help to raise the aspirations and attainment levels of individual students.

Many former GSA students have gone on to become successful women leaders in their chosen field:

Suzanne Ornsby QC

Suzanne Ornsby QC

Barrister

Notre Dame School

Baroness Usha Prashar

Baroness Usha Prashar

Cross Bench Member of the House of Lords

Wakefield Girls’ High School

Professor Cordelia Fine

Professor Cordelia Fine

Academic psychologist and writer

St George’s School for Girls, Edinburgh

Delphine Gray-Fisk

Delphine Gray-Fisk

Pilot

Wycombe Abbey

The Hon Mrs Olga Polizzi CBE

The Hon Mrs Olga Polizzi CBE

Hotelier and Interior Designer

St Mary’s School Ascot

Emma Barnett

Emma Barnett

Presenter, BBC Radio 5Live and BBC Woman’s Hour, Columnist for The Sunday Times

Manchester High School for Girls