Godolphin and Latymer School
Type: Independent day school for girls, ages 11 - 18
£6,716, per term
Registration fee: £125
Godolphin and Latymer’s fees include girls’ textbooks, stationary, public examination fees, off-site school visits for Years 7 through 9, and Personal Accident Insurance. £500 of the £2,000 deposit will be held by the school to cover the cost of lost or damaged school property, the balance of which will be returned upon your daughter’s departure from the school. The remaining £1,500 will be put towards her last term of schooling.
For more information about how and where to pay your fees and optional services, please see Godolphin and Latymer’s “Fees.”
Current Head: Ruth Mercer
About Godolphin and Latymer School
Originally a boarding school for boys, Godolphin was founded in 1861 and renamed Godolphin and Latymer when it became an independent day school for girls in 1905.
Now “home” to over 750 girls, the school aims to “encourage girls to learn about local, national and global issues, and in so doing . . . become considerate, compassionate and courageous young women who fully expect to take active responsibility for the community and the environment in which they live, as well as for themselves, now and in the future.”
Why is it so popular?
With leavers landing placements everywhere from Harvard to Edinburgh, it’s not surprising that Godolphin and Latymer is reputable among students and student organizations alike, including the Independent Schools Council, HMC, and GSA. The school also installed a new housing system this year, which aims to cultivate a sense of teamwork and competition within and between houses.
How do I know if Godolphin and Latymer is right for me?
Godolphin and Latymer organize Open Events in September and October that will allow you and your daughter to tour the school, listen to speeches by the current school Head and students, and ask as many questions as you’d like.
The first events are on 22nd September at 4.45 p.m. for girls entering at 11+, and 6th October at 4.45 p.m. for girls entering Sixth Form. If you are planning on attending the Sixth Form event, please let the Registrar know in advance. While these events are tailored for specific entry levels, girls and parents from all entry levels are welcome to attend.
Students applying for first year entry at 11+ in 2017 should have been born between 01/09/2005 and 31/08/2006, and must submit their registration fee, registration form and examination form by 25th November 2016 at 12.00 noon. Your daughter will then be invited to sit her examinations and interviews in the following January.
Girls applying for Sixth Form 2017 must mail in their registration fee, registration form and examination entry form before 27th October 2016, and will be invited to sit their interviews and exams in the following November.
Each year, a few placements are opened for girls entering in the Lower or Middle School. If your daughter would like to apply for one of these positions, please contact the Registrar.
What are Godolphin and Latymer School interviews and examinations like, and how can I do well?
As part of the North London Independent Girls’ Schools’ Consortium, Godolphin and Latymer follows the same assessment procedures as many other schools in the area.
For 11+ entry, your daughter will sit a paper in English and Mathematics, and complete two fifteen minute interviews. The English portion is broken into two sections—one creative and the other personal—and will take an hour and twenty minutes to complete. The Maths portion is one hour and fifteen minutes, and asks that girls show their logic whilst solving word and diagram based problems.
For Sixth Form entry, girls may choose to study for Advanced Subsidiary, Advanced Levels, or International Baccalaureate Higher Level, and will therefore sit exams in subjects of their choosing within those programs.
Lastly, your daughter will complete two fifteen minute interviews, whether she is entering at 11+ or Sixth Form. The interviews are meant to be an opportunity to get to better know your daughter in a relaxed environment, so don’t stress too much about saying the right thing. To be prepared, go in knowing you’ll be talking about your current academic and co-curricular interests, and try to enjoy meeting new people and making new friends at Godolphin and Latymer school.
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