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  • Godolphin Preparatory School
    Laverstock Road
    Salisbury
    Wiltshire
    SP1 2RB
  • Head: Miss Julia Miller
  • T 01722 430652
  • F 01722 430651
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.godolphin.org
  • A mainstream independent school for girls aged from 2 to 11 with a linked senior school
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Wiltshire
  • Pupils: 99; 6 full, 3 flexi boarders
  • Religion: Christian
  • Fees: Day £7,125 - £13,905; Boarding £18,720 - £25,230 pa
  • Open days: Open mornings throughout the year
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Linked schools: Godolphin, Salisbury

What says..

Nice light library perches on a mezzanine floor above main hall in which on the day we visited the evening’s exciting art exhibition was going up competing with some extremely sophisticated rhythmic clapping from a music class. Our allocated guides were, not surprisingly, slightly reluctant to leave a science class in which they were planning sports events taking account of the conditions of planets other than the earth. However they waxed lyrical over the pets' corner, were...

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What the school says...

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. In larger schools, 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 sisters’ “ 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 our own Godolphin senior and the local South Wilts Grammar. Who says small isn't beautiful? Godolphin Prep the only all girls Independent Prep School in Wiltshire and we are proud to be celebrating our 25th anniversary this year. ...Read more

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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

What The Good Schools Guide says

Head

Since 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.

Entrance

Entry at all stages following an assessment day in the school and satisfactory report from current school head. Ten...

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