Join us for a transformative conversation that can shape the future of your daughter. Discover how a girls-only education can change her life, with renowned experts in the field, Dr. May Lee and Dr. Kevin Stannard.

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When and Where

Date: Wednesday 7th June

Location: Northampton High School, Newport Pagnell Road, Hardingstone, Northampton, NN4 6UU

Time: Arrival & Refreshments at 6:00 pm

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Based on the ground-breaking national research in The Girls’ Futures Report, Dr. May Lee, our esteemed Head, and Dr. Kevin Stannard, the GDST’s Director of Innovation and Learning, will delve deep into the world of girls’ education, discussing:

  • How girls are feeling at this moment in time. What do they need from education and the wider world?
  • The transformational power of a girls-first ecosystem can make for confidence, careers and skills.
  • Debunking common myths around girls’ education.
  • Helping girls’ thrive at all educational stages: Junior School, Senior School and Sixth Form.

The evening will start with a reception at 6:00pm, followed by the main event at 6.30pm. Post this, you’ll have a chance to participate in a Q&A session, enabling you to get personal insights on these crucial topics.

Event Schedule

6:00pm – Arrival and refreshments

6:30pm – Event with Dr May Lee and Dr Kevin Stannard

7:00pm – Q&A with the audience

7:30pm – Refreshments

8:00pm – Event close

Address and directions

Northampton High School,
Newport Pagnell Road,

Ample parking is available on-site. The school is conveniently located just a five-minute taxi ride from Northampton Train Station. Public transport from Northampton bus station is available right to the school gates.

Meet our experts


Dr Kevin Stannard

Director of Innovation and Learning, Girls Day School Trust

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Dr Kevin Stannard joined the GDST from University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) where he was Director of Education.

Dr Stannard has written extensively about the benefits and opportunities of an all-girls-all-through education in his time at GDST; most notably in Why (and how) girls thrive in girls only schools and The Girls’ Futures Report

He was responsible for initiatives and international education reform projects including the introduction of the Cambridge Pre-U in both state and independent schools, the promotion of bilingual education in Spain and the Netherlands and the development of a new curriculum for model schools in Egypt. He has also been an advisor on curriculum reform to the Singapore Ministry of Education.

Before joining CIE, Kevin taught at a number of independent schools including Eton College, where he was Head of Geography. While there he wrote a number of geography textbooks, conducted research on a range of geographical themes and was responsible for UCAS applications.

Dr May Lee

Headteacher, Northampton High School GDST

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Dr May Lee grew up in Hong Kong and moved to the UK at the age of ten. Dr Lee read Geography at King’s College London followed by the completion of a PhD at the age of 24. In her words ‘I am passionate about education and in many ways, grew up knowing I wanted to teach. For me, teaching was the obvious and only choice, and I have not looked back’.

After her PhD, Dr Lee qualified as a teacher and embarked on a career as Teacher of Geography, before going to become Head of Department, Senior Tutor, and Director of Sixth Form and Outreach in three leading all girls’ independent schools. Before joining Northampton High School in July 2022, Dr Lee taught in the independent sector for over 15 years.

Regarding her headship at Northampton, Dr Lee writes ‘at the heart of my vision for Northampton High School is a commitment to high standards, inclusivity, and kindness. Everyone plays a pivotal role in our school community and together we share the vision to do the best we can for each and every one of our students. As Head, I believe passionately in the importance of the individual. Every child at Northampton High School is valued for their own sake, and is encouraged to develop their talents to the full in a community where there are no stereotypes and where every achievement, however small, is noticed and celebrated’.

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We look forward to welcoming you to this invaluable discussion on girls’ education.

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