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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

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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