Change her world – discover girls’ boarding
Change her world – discover girls’ boarding
Change her world – discover girls’ boarding

Virtual Girls’ Boarding School Fair – Tuesday 15 June

Meet Heads and key staff from 21 leading UK schools at our FREE virtual event and discover the boundless opportunities, all-round resilience, confidence, friendships and life chances that girls’ boarding can provide.

Event Schedule – Tuesday 15 June from 5.30pm:

5.30 – 6.30pm Join individual schools in one of four sessions to hear what they can offer your daughter and put your questions live to Heads and key school staff.

You can join any one – or more – of our 21 schools at 5.30pm, 5.45pm, 6.00pm & 6.15pm

6.30 – 7.00pm Please join our panel presentation and Q&A on girls’ boarding – all questions welcome!

Panellists:

Liz Hewer, St George’s School Ascot and GSA Boarding Committee Chair

Rebecca Tear, Badminton School and BSA Chair

Sam Price, Benenden School and GSA President-elect

7.00 – 8.00pm Four more opportunities to join our schools to hear what they can offer your daughter and put your questions live to Heads and key school staff.

Sessions will begin at 7.00pm, 7.15pm, 7.30pm & 7.45pm

Schools Attending:

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FREE Virtual Girls’ Boarding School Fair

Meet key staff from 21 leading UK schools in our virtual event and discover the boundless opportunities, all-round resilience, confidence, friendships and life chances that girls’ boarding can provide.

Tuesday 15 June 5.30pm

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A WEALTH OF OPPORTUNITY

At a GSA Boarding School, your daughter will learn that everything and anything is within her reach.

When your daughter goes to a girls’ Boarding School, you are giving her a unique opportunity to experience every role and every activity. The particular environment that only a boarding school can provide will enable her to shine, with its holistic ‘whole-person’ approach, its ability to overcome limiting gender stereotypes and its extensive co-curricular programmes. At the same time, GSA Boarding Schools provide regular social activities and partnerships with other schools, charities and the wider community, providing your daughter with opportunities to meet new people and make a positive contribution to society.

INDEPENDENCE AND SELF-CONFIDENCE

Give your daughter confidence, resilience and, most importantly, the freedom to be herself.

GSA Boarding Schools build tremendous confidence in girls as they recognise their growing capacity for self-reliance and self-determination. Staff build positive relationships, supporting girls both in and out of class and understanding their needs as a whole person. As one of our boarding students, your daughter will be at the heart of making her own decisions and learn to take responsibility for herself in a supportive environment. She will master new skills, taking calculated risks – whether in a challenging weekend expedition, an inter-House sports or music competition, or through her academic studies – developing resilience and a positive mindset in the process. Throughout her school years, your daughter’s GSA school will acknowledge and nurture her unique identity.

Testimonials

"School is not just a place for learning in lessons; boarding is like a sleepover with friends and we can easily chat and confide in the House staff." Munashe, GSA boarder
"Boarding is a unique experience as it allows girls from all over the world to develop close family-like relationships and learn about each other’s cultures as well as learning to live independently." Maria, GSA boarder
"I’ve made friends for life here, and have been encouraged to explore every possible opportunity, stretching myself in so many ways." Caro, GSA boarder
"I enjoy the buzzing, lively atmosphere in the Boarding House and the staff encourage me to try new things." Mai, GSA boarder

ACADEMIC SUCCESS

Academic excellence is expected at a GSA Boarding School.

Girls are free to choose the subjects which suit them best. A large proportion of students choose to study – and perform well in – maths, sciences and languages. Overall, they achieve higher grades in their final exams and typically, 96% of pupils go on to the best universities in the UK and internationally including the US. GSA Boarding Schools are particularly successful at supporting girls who want to continue their studies at Oxford, Cambridge and other leading universities in the UK.

SPACE TO GROW

GSA Boarding gives your daughter space to grow at her own pace.

GSA Boarding Schools make every effort to make sure your daughter is comfortable in her new surroundings. In many schools, your daughter will have her own room and bathroom and in others she will share with a few close friends. She can decorate her room as she likes, with photographs of family, friends and pets, and experienced House parents will support her as she settles into school life. Staff spend time getting to know her as a whole person, so they can encourage her in all her individual endeavours and aspirations. The days are deliberately structured to give your daughter the mental and physical space she needs to develop at her own pace.

FRIENDS FOR LIFE

Friendships with a depth of shared understanding can last a lifetime.

Friendships that develop in the unique environment of a British girls’ boarding school have at their heart a deep and shared understanding that transcends geographic and cultural borders. Most GSA Boarding Schools educate girls from a number of countries, with the majority coming from the UK. This gives your daughter the opportunity to experience a tremendous wealth of cultural diversity and gain an understanding of the issues facing girls and women around the world. Friendships made at a GSA School often last a lifetime.

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