About Godolphin and Latymer

  1. Where is Godolphin and Latymer?
  2. What is Godolphin and Latymer known for?
  3. Is Godolphin and Latymer a good school?
  4. What are the results of Godolphin and Latymer?

Fees, scholarships and bursaries

  1. How much are the fees for Godolphin and Latymer?
  2. Does Godolphin and Latymer offer bursaries?
  3. Does Godolphin and Latymer offer scholarships?

11+ exams for Godolphin and Latymer

  1. Which 11+ tests do you sit for Godolphin and Latymer?
  2. Do girls sit an interview for Godolphin and Latymer?
  3. How hard is it to get in to Godolphin and Latymer?

 

 

About Godolphin and Latymer

 

Where is Godolphin and Latymer?

Godolphin and Latymer is situated in Hammersmith, West London. It is on Iffley road, W6 0PG, only a few minutes walk from Hammersmith underground and bus station. This makes the school easily accessible by underground with the Hammersmith and City line, Picadilly line and District line available at Hammersmith undergroumd station. As Hammersmith is also home to a large bus station, travelling to Godolphin and Latymer is feasible for most areas of North-west London, South West London, West London and Central London.

 

What is Godolphin and Latymer known for?

Godolphin and Latymer is known for its rich history stemming from 1905. Initially a state grammar school (decided by Headteacher Dame Joyce Bishop),  the school’s consistent aim is to provide excellent education to bright girls regardless of their parents’ income and background. This rich history does not stop it from being a forward-thinking school.

 

Is Godolphin and Latymer a good school?

Godolphin and Latymer is a popular independent day school for girls in London. The school was recently voted the Sunday Times ‘Independent Secondary School of the Year’ and offers a varied curriculum comprising of: maths, Mandarin, technology, humanities, PSHE, computing among others. A huge variety of extra-curricular clubs and societies are also available ranging from chess, anime, writers society, astronomy, debating and Feminist society. Clubs are run by the girls for the girls with staff input where appropriate, and tend to evolve each year but perennial favourites include:

In addition, trips and expeditions are the highlights of many of the students’ experiences in Godolphin and Latymer, with exotic locations such as Malaysia, Iceland, Swaziland and Mozambique in previous years agendas. These opportunities available to students enable children to develop the requirements needed for university as well as ensure

children develop in all intelligences.

What are the results of Godolphin and Latymer?

Godolphin’s and Latymer’s results are impressive.

GCSE ranking for all UK private schools:  4th for 2021  (99.2 per cent of children scoring A or A*)

A-level ranking for all UK schools: 21st for 2021 (90.3 percent of students scoring A or A* equivalent)

 

It has also been reported that the majority of school leavers go to Oxford, Cambridge and russel group universities.

 

Fees, scholarships and bursaries

 

How much are the fees for Godolphin and Latymer?

The fees for 2021 consist of the below.

Autumn Term 2021: £7,695
Spring Term 2022: £7,918
Summer Term 2022: £7,918

The tuition fee includes textbooks, stationery, public examination fees and day visits out of school for whole year groups, 7 – 9 inclusive. No reduction is made in the case of absence from school, but the school does offer a School Fees Insurance Scheme which provides parents with cover against the loss of fees in the case of injury or illness. Personal Accident Insurance is included in school fees and no further charge is made. AXA PPP medical insurance is available for an additional cost and further details can be obtained from the Bursar.

 

Do Godolphin and Latymer offer bursaries?

Godolphin provides means-based financial assistance for  11+ and 16+ applicants. Bursaries range from 10% to 100% of fees and the number and amount of awards can vary each year.

Examples:

100% bursary awarded to a family on low income, living in rented accommodation.
100% bursary awarded to a single parent family where the mother works part-time. The family have had to move in with their extended family in order to stay in London.
50% bursary awarded to a family where the father is self-employed, mother works part-time and they have two daughters at the school. They own their own home but have little equity.
30% bursary awarded to a single parent family who was recently made redundant. Living in rented accommodation and has some savings (redundancy payment) which are being used to pay the balance of the fees.

 

Does Godolphin and Latmer offer scholarships?

Godolphin and Latymer does not offer academic scholarships, but does offer Music scholarships at 11+ and 16+ and an Art scholarship at 16+. Music scholarships give students up to 30% of school fees, however, there is the possibility of bursary funds being made available to increase the award. A further Music scholarship may be available in Sixth Form. Music scholarships also attract free music lessons for one or two instruments. Art scholarships is up to 30% of school fees and is open to a talented artist who qualifies for entry into the Sixth Form. However, there is the possibility of bursary funds being made available to increase the award.

 

11+ exams for Godolphin and Latymer

Which 11+ tests do you have to sit for Godolphin and Latymer?

Godolphin and Latymer is a part of a consortium of girls schools called the London Consortium. Since covid 19 has disrupted our lives, Godolphin and Latymer’s 11+ entrance exam consists of an online ISEB pre-test. The ISEB pre test is an online assessment covering maths, english, non-verbal reasoning and verbal reasoning.

Since many schools have had to adapt their assessments to suit the restrictions imposed by lockdowns, it is highly likely the assessment will be amended for 2023. London Consortium’s website states: ‘we are engaging with a number of providers to consider a future test which would give us the best profile of a child’s potential in all areas of cognition. This process will be undertaken over the coming months and we hope that in due course we will be able to introduce a bespoke Consortium assessment process which will be innovative, equitable, and inspiring.’

Do girls sit an interview for Godolphin and Latymer?

Girls who have successfully passed the examinations will be invited for a friendly informal interview. Interview questions are likely to be varied with questions like ‘what are your hobbies?’ to ‘what has happened in the news lately?’ We offer interview practice with detailed feedback to help your child improve: you can book here https://11pluslondon.co.uk/product/mock-exams/

How hard is it to get into Godolphin and Latymer School?

Godolphin and Latymer is considered a difficult school to gain entrance into. Considering its strong academic history, students are expected to score highly in the 11+ entrance exams. Students must also pass an interview and a strong reference from their headmaster must be provided.

11 Plus London possesses over 12 years experience preparing girls for the Godolphin and Latymer 11+ exams. We believe each child is an individual, which is why we provide unique recommendations for each and every one of our students. Book a free assessment for your child and find out how we can help your daughter reach their full potential for their Godolphin and Latymer 11+ exams:  https://11pluslondon.co.uk/book-a-free-lesson/

 

The information provided about Godolphin and Latymer School was believed to be correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.