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  • Godstowe Preparatory School
    Shrubbery Road
    High Wycombe
    Buckinghamshire
    HP13 6PR
  • Head: Mr David Gainer
  • T 01494 529273
  • F 01494 429009
  • E registrar@godstowe.org
  • W www.godstowe.org
  • A mainstream independent school for boys and girls from ages 3 - 7 and girls only from 7 - 13.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Buckinghamshire
  • Pupils: 460
  • Religion: Christian
  • Fees: Day £10,005 - £15,381; Boarding + £7,218 pa
  • Open days: Termly on Saturday mornings, check website for dates.
  • Review: View the Good Schools Guide Review
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

Non-selective it may be, but success is in the air here. Minority (about 15 per cent) peel off at 11 to local schools (parents have to ‘opt in’ to 11+), but unlike many prep schools in the area which hothouse...

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What the school says...

Godstowe is a happy and thriving preparatory school for girls aged 7 to 13, approximately a third of whom are boarders. We also have a lively Pre-Prep and Nursery for girls and boys aged 3 to 7. Godstowe is well known for setting the highest possible standards and enjoys an enviable reputation. We believe that we are the best at what we do and would very much like to have the chance to show you why we are so proud of Godstowe. Given the chance, children flourish here, in and out of the classroom.

We can provide an outstanding preparation for senior school and are always mindful of the fact that just as important as what girls know will be what they are like. Enjoyment, at Godstowe, is compulsory. Don't take our word for it; come and see for yourself. You will be made to feel very welcome.

David Gainer, Headmaster
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What The Good Schools Guide says

Non-selective it may be, but success is in the air here. Minority (about 15 per cent) peel off at 11 to local schools (parents have to ‘opt in’ to 11+), but unlike many prep schools in the area which hothouse pupils for the sought-after Bucks grammars, this is a true 3-13 establishment, feeding its post-CE alumni into...

Headmaster

Since 2006, Mr David Gainer (50s). Educated at Claires Court, Maidenhead and Belmont Abbey in Herefordshire, followed by St Mary’s University College, Twickenham, where he studied maths and drama. Began career at Llanarth Court Prep in South Wales then returned to alma mater Belmont Abbey as housemaster, followed by three years at Forest Grange Prep in Horsham as deputy head, before taking up first headship at Belmont Prep near Dorking in 1991.



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Special Education Needs

Godstowe Preparatory School provides support for children with learning difficulties within school and within the Learning Support Department. Children can receive specialist help in literacy and numeracy alongside their usual lessons. The department has close links with an independent speech and language therapist who regularly visits the School, and also well-respected Educational Psychologists.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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