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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...

Entrance examination for The Godolphin and Latymer School consists of: 1 paper of 1.20 hrs in English (Writing and Reading) and 1.15 in Maths. The exam is in January, for entry the following September.

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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

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Head mistress

Since 2009, Mrs Ruth Mercer BA (50s). A grammar school girl from Preston, she read history at Bedford College, trained as a teacher at Oxford, and began her teaching career at a state school in Liverpool. Arrived at Godolphin & Latymer as deputy head in 1998, took up a headship at Northwood College where she stayed for seven years, then back to Godolphin, this time in the top job. Married to the deputy head of an Ealing comprehensive, with a grown up son and daughter.

Brisk, forthright, no nonsense, but wholly committed to the girls in her care and to single sex education generally. 'The best schools are those that can focus on the needs of the children they have, and boys and girls have different needs as they go...

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