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The Gold Standard Charitable Trust

Widening access to outstanding education in independent schools

Registered charity: 1130999

Registered charity: 1130999

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.

We work closely with school management teams to manage fundraising appeals to their communities, whilst coordinating donations to the central GSCT fund. The charity also operates as an essential support mechanism for the children of current parents. Support from the school communities, to raise funds for pupils whose parents fall into financial or other difficulty, allows us to provide much needed assistance to such pupils and to provide peace of mind at a difficult time.

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)

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