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Our members are non-state schools and school networks serving low and middle-income families and organisations that support these schools to scale their impact. Our members predominantly work in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and South America, helping provide children with an excellent education.

If your school, school network or organisation aligns with the vision and mission of GSF, then we would love to hear from you.

Just click below and complete our Expression of Interest Form and we will be in touch.
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Building a Strong Education System

Together with our members, we want to be part of building a strong education system where:

  • Children from low income backgrounds have access to quality education regardless of their ability to pay, gender, religious affiliation or any other defining characteristic, delivered by government and/or non-state organisations
  • Learning outcomes are measured and reported on regularly and consistently
  • All schools are rigorous and transparent about intakes and results. This includes, but is not limited to, schools having clear admissions policies and fully publishing their results.
  • Schools are independently evaluated for quality and learning and the outcomes are shared publically
  • Schools promote student engagement, providing opportunities for leadership and voice

Our Community

GSF is a dynamic, learning and growing community of like-minded education entrepreneurs who:

  • Participate and contribute in discussions via our online Community Platform
  • Bring their knowledge and expertise to GSF and actively share best practice with other members
  • Disseminate information within their schools and networks to maximise impact
  • Are ambassadors of GSF and invite others to join
  • Make recommendations to improve existing services or suggest new ones
If you have any questions, please see our FAQs page or contact us on info@globalschoolsforum.org

How We Work

By partnering with members and our wider network, drawing on their collective expertise and experiences we develop and deliver services that build their capacity and strengthen their position in the education system globally.

We also work with our members to identify their needs and challenges and connect them with the best organisations, people and resources to meet and overcome these.

Our offer is delivered in the following ways:

Member-only Online Community Platform


Our online community is accessible to all our members and includes:

  • A forum, where you can network and collaborate with other schools and school networks in the non-state sector. Ask questions and share ideas and best practice on an ongoing basis
  • Thematic interest groups, where you can engage in more specialized discussion within topic areas such as edTech, ECD and per pupil unit cost analysis
  • Access to expertise, including expert Q&A sessions, GSF Fellowship Programme and a roster of consultants to meet your needs
  • Access to tools and resources, including a media toolkit, designed specifically for our members, a job board and many other resources