The G30 was founded in 2006 by Dr Anthony Seldon, the Head of Wellington College, UK and David Wylde, the Head of St Andrews College, South Africa. There are up to 30 G30 schools with usually about 20 G30 schools being able to meet annually.
The G30 brings Heads from leading schools together on an annual basis. All participants are encouraged to share their best practice, thoughts, ideas and challenges within a strictly confidential environment. Heads and their spouses appreciate the unique nature of the role of Head and benefit from the sharing amongst the G30 group. Uniquely, the G30 group includes spouses of Heads in the full conference program.
Administration costs are kept low and the G30 group does not have a formal constitution, executive structures or offices.
Outside of the annual G30 conferences, G30 Heads are encouraged to exchange ideas and arrange visits for them and their staff to other G30 schools.
The conference program is organised by the current Head of the G30 school. Guest speakers are invited, not just in the field of education but in a broad range of pursuits. G30 Heads and spouses gain just as much from the cultural immersion in the country and the informal conversations as they do from the formal conference program.
In 2013 a conference for G30 Deputy Heads was hosted by Wellington College, UK and in 2016 at Buckingham Browne & Nichols, USA and Appleby College, Canada.
Buckingham Browne and Nichols, USA
“. . . to me, the G30 is a gathering of interesting and like-minded heads from interesting schools where they are doing interesting things”
2018Carey Baptist Grammar School, Melbourne Australia
2017Brookhouse School, Kenya
2016RDFZ, The High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China and Chinese International School, Hong Kong
2015Wellington College, Stowe School, Eton College and Marlborough College, UK
2014Markham College, Peru
2013Daly College, India
2012Phillips Exeter Academy and Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, USA
2011International School of Geneva, Switzerland
2010The King’s School, Australia
2009Harvard-Westlake School, USA
2008King’s Academy, Jordan
2007St Andrew’s College and Bishops Diocesan College, South Africa
2006Wellington College and Eton College, UK