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All the parents we contacted were adamant that the school successfully balanced high academic standard with a rounded and friendly environment. Facilities everywhere have been tastefully incorporated alongside the original buildings, and the effect is an enticing blend of monastic calm and youthful buzz. Sport at Godolphin used to have a bit of an exclusivity tag, with parents complaining that their daughters got sidelined if they weren't good enough for the A team. Not any more: the school has worked hard to…

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What the school says...

Godolphin and Latymer is a modern, innovative and forward-thinking school where quality teaching inspires
bright girls and fosters independent thought and learning. The school takes pride in its longstanding reputation for academic excellence, but there is so much more to life at G&L. Individual talents are nurtured and championed, with students encouraged to develop their passions, take responsible risks and to embrace challenges. The wide school curriculum – including both A level and IB options at Sixth Form - coupled with an outstanding range of extra-curricular activities, provide numerous opportunities for pupils to engage in school life and pursue their particular interests.
The ethos is simple: every girl matters. Personalised support is the cornerstone of the approach. Students are encouraged to speak, share, listen and flourish both within the school community and beyond. With dedicated support and guidance from teaching and pastoral staff, girls have outstanding opportunities to grow and develop into considerate, compassionate and courageous young women.
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Italian at an English Independent School (GCE A level)

Curricula

International Baccalaureate: diploma - the diploma is the familiar A-level equivalent.

Sports

Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.

Rowing

Fencing

What The Good Schools Guide says

Head mistress

Since September 2017, Dr Frances Ramsey MA PGCE DPhil (Oxon) (40s), previously principal of Queen's College London. Educated at co-educational boarding schools, the Dragon, then Oakham, she read history at Oxford and her doctorate is in medieval history. Prior to becoming principal at Queen's College, she was director of studies at Westminster School and master (sic) of the Queen's Scholars for 17 years. Parents at Queen's spoke of her 'vision' and her presence - 'she is always there', said one, 'and available,' said another. Married to Christopher, who is a professor of archaeological science at Oxford, and has two teenage children. She is a keen horsewoman and rides on most weekends, enjoys alpine skiing and likes to visit historical sites.

Academic matters

Generally extremely impressive. In 2018, 97 per cent A*-A/9-7 at GCSE, and an...

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Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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