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Parents agree that pastoral care is a core strength. Girls across the academic spectrum, both in terms of ability and interest, are catered for. School doesn’t take itself too seriously. Annual ‘Muckup’ day, when the departing upper sixth have a licence to run amok, is tolerated with a smile. For those who prefer the great outdoors, CCF beckons. ‘I like the fact that it’s old fashioned and girls stay girls for longer’...

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What the school says...

Godolphin was founded almost 300 years ago by Elizabeth Godolphin who wanted to empower girls to be independent, and that is still at the heart of what the school does today. Students are encouraged to be individuals and are supported pastorally, academically and through the cocurricular programme. Godolphin is particularly proud of its value added results, which are above the national average. The school offers a combination of full and weekly boarding, as well as a day option. ...Read more

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Since January 2023, Jenny Price, who joined the school as deputy head pastoral in 2018.


Described as ‘softly selective’. Majority of girls transition from Godolphin Prep, but for new candidates at 11+ and 13+ entry there is an assessment day in which papers in English and maths are taken plus interview with head or senior member of staff and reference taken from existing school. Sixth form entrants are expected to gain at least five GCSEs at grade 5 with a minimum of 7 in proposed A level subjects, plus interview and exams.

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Please note: 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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Special Education Needs

Godolphin aims to support all its students in effective learning. The special needs policy is broadly inclusive and our learning support department is an integral and integrated part of the school. We recognise that some students may need additional support at times during their academic career and others who have a SpLD are catered for throughout their education. Communication between pupil, teachers and school is a vital part of its philosophy. Access Arrangements for GCSE and A Levels are assessed internally to ensure each student’s individual ‘evidence of need’ is met and documented throughout each department.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Genetic Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health Y
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment Y
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment

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