We support girls and young women through the difficult transition from childhood and adolescence to young adulthood by providing opportunities for enjoyment and developing confidence, self-esteem, emotional wellbeing and resilience to enable them to fulfil their potential and live as independent women.

Our staff and national network of more than 130 volunteers deliver a variety of activities, services and support to girls and young women in a safe, single gender, non-judgmental environment throughout England and Wales.

GFS was established in 1875 with the support of the Anglican Church. Our values and motto “bear one another’s burdens” are still informed by our Christian heritage today.