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The Gold Standard Charitable Trust


Widening access to outstanding education in independent schools

Registered charity: 1130999

Bursary and Scholarship Funds established for each partner school

We support students from pre-preparatory through to senior school

All bursaries are means tested and are reviewed annually

Awards range from 10% to 100% fee remission, and beyond (e.g. extras)

Each year the Gold Standard Charitable Trust (GSCT) offers support to parents of talented pupils whose circumstances would otherwise put an independent school education beyond their reach. We work closely with our partner schools in order to widen access, helping them to reach out to local families and supporting them through the process of identifying candidates.

We want to identify untapped talent irrespective of parental means, to nurture potential and to develop character and attitude. In the process, we want to change lives for the better.

£3.2M awarded in the last 5 years

35 students currently receiving bursaries.
Average bursary lasts 4.5 years 

Typical bursaries are 95% or more, minimum is 75%

£749,000 Committed to Bursaries in 2023-24


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