How to get into Godolphin School, Salisbury

Aliya Mrochuk

August 03, 2016

Pull up a seat and take a peek at our quick guide to Godolphin School fees, admissions and more, for Years 3 through 13.

Godolphin School, Salisbury

Type: Independent boarding and day school for girls, ages 3 - 18

Day Fees:
Year 3: £3,350
Year 4 - 6: £4,210

3-Day Boarding Fees:
Years 3 - 6: £5,667
Years 7 - 13: £9,248

5-Day Boarding Fees:
Years 3 - 6: £6,522
Years 7 - 13: £9,592

Full Boarding Fees:
Years 3 - 6: £7,637
Years 7 - 13: £9,880

Please note that the fees listed above are paid each term. For more information or extra-curricular, bus, registration, and admission fees, you can visit Godolphin’s 2016/2017 Fees page.

Current Head: Emma Hattersley

About Godolphin School
Godolphin School was founded by Elizabeth Godolphin in 1726. Since then, the Christianity-based school has added library and science blocks, boarding houses, fitness spaces, and a prep and Sixth Form centre to their new site in Milford Grove.

Godolphin School encourages “each girl to find her unique talents and abilities, develop her own perspective, and realize her full potential.”

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Why is it so popular?
Godolphin School believes in guiding girls’ growth towards becoming independent and forward-thinking young women, many of whom have gone on to build careers in countries around the world, from the United States of America to Kenya. Regardless of whether they are aspiring artists or Engineers, Godolphin recognizes the potential in all its students.

How do I know if Godolphin is right for me?
Snapshot mornings replaced Open Events at Godolphin in an effort to show parents and prospective students what the school is like on an average day. The first Snapshot morning will be hosted on 23rd September, 2016 at 9.30 a.m. Spaces fill up quickly as only 10 families may attend each event, so it is advised that you book well in advance.

For more information or to arrange your visit, click here.

Admissions Policy
All girls who want to get into Godolphin School will complete and return a registration form (received at Snapshot mornings, private visits or by request), along with her birth certificate, the applicable registration fee, and a written report from her current Head of school.

For Preparatory Admission, you will, ideally, visit the school twice: once as a family, and once when your daughter can experience what the school would be like on her own.

Girls entering at 11+ will complete the new 11+ Assessment Programme, as well as an interview with senior staff and outdoor team-building activities with other pupils.

Similarly, girls entering at 13+ will complete the new 13+ Assessment Programme about a year and a half before her proposed entry, as well as complete an interview with a senior staff member. If your daughter currently attends a school that requires she write the Common Entrance, her results will be used to contextualize core subjects.

Lastly, if your daughter is entering Sixth Form, she will be assessed through interview and two - four written papers in her proposed A Level subjects. If she is taking I/GCSEs, your daughter must receive at least five grades at B or above.

What are Godolphin School interviews and examinations like, and how can I do well?
Preparatory School assessments are informal and structured to imitate your daughter’s usual school day. No preparation is required, but Godolphin is more than happy to field any questions that might lessen your or your daughter’s nerves.

11+ and 13+ exams are comprised of a one hour English paper (reading comprehension and creative writing), a one hour Maths paper (based on the KS2 National Curriculum) and a 15 minute interview by a senior staff member. 13+ students will also be required to sit a 20 minute Verbal Reasoning paper ( word based problems and puzzles). Again, no preparation is required, but your daughter is encouraged to bring her a book or another favorite possession to discuss during her interview.

For more information, Godolphin has also compiled a FAQ for 11+ sheet and a FAQ for 13+ sheet for your perusal.

Sixth Form assessments focus on your daughter’s performance at A Level and GCSE. While Godolphin does not provide further resources, your daughter may benefit from speaking with the school’s Registrar, Carole Heritage, or by studying with the number of resource centres available online.

Good luck!
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