The Sheffield High School for Girls Foundation is the means by which former pupils, former staff, parents, staff and friends are able to make philanthropic gifts to the school to enrich the lives of our pupils and ensure that future generations of girls from all backgrounds have the opportunity to be educated at Sheffield High School for Girls.

Sheffield Girls' has a rich history of philanthropy and providing girls with the best possible education.  Just ten years after the school was founded in 1878, the school produced its first magazine. One of the pupils wrote: “Our lives have been made brighter, better, and more helpful to others by the influence of Sheffield High School”.

In 1880, the school’s first headmistress, Mrs Woodhouse, founded the first Scholarship Assistance Fund and the tradition of supporting our girls remains to this day.

Philanthropic gifts to the Sheffield High School Foundation are directed to two areas of need:

The Bursary Fund

Ensuring that talented and academically gifted girls from all backgrounds have access to an education at Sheffield Girls' is integral to the school’s vision and ethos. The Bursary Fund provides part and full bursaries to girls from across the city and region.

The Projects Fund

Ensuring that fees remain as low as they can be to make a GDST education affordable to as many pupils as possible remains a priority at Sheffield Girls'.  However, there are often many projects which enrich the life of pupils that we are unable to fund from fee income alone.  These range from offering state of the art facilities and equipment to providing girls with new opportunities to develop skills outside the classroom.  Help from parents, alumni, former staff and friends will enable the school to continue to provide these extras to ensure that the girls are getting the most out of their time at school.


For more information or for a confidential discussion on making a gift to The Sheffield High School Foundation please contact Alison Gardner, Head of Development and Alumni Relations.

Telephone: 44 (0)114 358 7624
Sheffield High School for Girls
10 Rutland Park
S10 2PE

Thank you to all our friends who are already supporting our girls through the Sheffield High School for Girls Foundation. Your donations are making a huge difference across the school.