Godolphin and Latymer School

Address: Iffley Road, Hammersmith, London W6 0PG
Website: godolphinandlatymer.com
Founded: 1905
Number of Pupils: 800
Ages: 11-18
Fees: £7,659 termly
Head Teacher: Dr Frances Ramsey MA DPhil Oxon
Religious Affiliation: Non-denominational
Entrance Procedure: 11+ and 16+ entry and occasional places. Music scholarships offered at 11+; music and art scholarships at 16+. Means-tested bursaries offered up to 100% of fees. The school is part of the London 11+ Consortium but for 2021 entry applicants will sit the ISEB examination. Candidates who are successful in the examination will be invited for an interview.
Contact: The Registrar
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Subject to Government guidelines

The Curriculum

Broad curriculum with wide range of subjects. Ten subjects studied at GCSE and choice at Sixth Form of A Level plus Extended Project Qualification; or IB with Extended Essay.

Games & the Arts

Enormous choice and opportunity for students to excel in sports teams, orchestras, ensembles, choirs, drama, art, debating, DofE and over 90 clubs and societies including Chess, Computing, Glee, Wild Aspirations.

Pastoral Care

Personalised support for every individual girl and an overarching philosophy of building resilience, self-respect and self-confidence supported with initiatives such as Challenge Your Limits Week. The student School Council takes an active role in supporting student wellbeing and the House system promotes vertical friendships and mentoring.

University Places

96 per cent to first-choice university; 18 per cent to Oxbridge.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

Dr Ramsey believes that the academic and pastoral sides of school life operate in tandem.  She wants to see pupils grow as independent and sophisticated thinkers and learners, but also sees a key role for the school in supporting each student’s personal development. Girls at Godolphin are thus both challenged and supported, and are encouraged to discover their own passions and interests in the classroom and beyond.

Outstanding Characteristics

  • Sunday Times Independent Secondary School of the Year 2020
  • 2020 results: GCSE 89% 9-8; A Level 89% A*/A; IB average 41 points
  • Bridge outreach programme launched January 2019 for Year 5 children in local primary schools
  • Social Impact Project launched in 2018 where students design sustainable community projects
  • Top International Baccalaureate Diploma School in the UK for 2019; joint second in the world
  • Top Independent Sports School in London – School Sport Magazine 2019