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Prep school feels quite separate from the main site; older pupils, however, appear very much at home in the senior school buildings, especially as the boarding now overlaps in Walters House, which takes 7-13 year olds. Girls play happily in the small outside playground to the front of the school which features the ‘friendship bench’. Anyone sitting there is immediately given care and encouragement by other pupils

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One of Godolphin Prep's greatest strength is its relatively small size. The benefits that the small class sizes and enormous amounts of individual attention bring are obvious - girls blossom in the nurturing and supportive environment and even the most timid and shy grow in confidence and self belief. However, it is not uncommon to have to forfeit opportunities and facilities for the 'family' feel, the two rarely go hand in hand. However, at Godolphin Prep, girls truly have the best of both worlds the security of an intimate learning environment and family atmosphere with all the benefits of a larger school in terms of state of the art facilities and oodles of green space. Girls use their 'big sister's' facilities just a stone's throw away, with the indoor swimming pool, ICT suites, art block, performing arts centre and dining hall being especially loved. We find that this sharing of facilities and specialist tuition, for sport and music for example, pays dividends. Girls leave us at 11 for good secondary schools such as South Wilts Grammar and The Godolphin School as well as other schools further afield. Who says small isn't beautiful? Godolphin Prep prides itself in being the only all girls Independent Prep School in Wiltshire. ...Read more

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Since September 2014, Julia Miller BA MEd (50s). Having studied history at Queen’s University Belfast, followed by a PGCE, she taught at Banbridge Academy, Victoria College and Cheltenham Ladies’ College (where she ran D of E and was a deputy housemistress). Head of history and head of house at Godolphin, she was appointed head of the prep after 22 years at the school. She clearly loves it and puts huge enthusiasm and kindness into her dealings with children. Her interests include 16th-20th century history, (she still keeps her hand in in the senior school A level course), 20th century historical novels, travel and gardening. Godolphin Prep girls are encouraged to support the local Chalke Valley History Festival.


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