Our Aims

Godolphin School exists to educate young women in an environment of excellence in academic endeavour, sport, the arts and personal development, celebrating diversity of community and thought, and respect for all. Godolphin encourages each girl to find her unique talents and abilities, develop her own perspective, and realise her full potential so that she will meet the opportunities and challenges ahead.

Godolphin will be the school of choice for girls in the south of England from 3 – 18 through the provision of exceptional education in a supportive and intellectually stimulating environment, unsurpassed in our commitment to educate the whole person. Determined to remain a modern and dynamic institution, Godolphin will honour the traditions of our founder, Elizabeth Godolphin, and build upon our founding ideals to secure the future of our School and our students for generations to come.

Godolphin is a value-driven school with a Christian ethos, committed to our founder Elizabeth Godolphin’s belief in the power of education to transform young women’s lives and enable them to succeed in the future. As a school we foster and embody the values of excellence, integrity, open communication, respect for one’s self and others, and service to our community.


Vision & Commitments

Celebrate the past: define the future. What sort of school should Godolphin be in 2026, the year of its 300th anniversary?  In one concise document we have set out our vision for the school and a ten-year action plan to achieve it.   

We have committed ourselves to significant developments in education and pastoral care inside and outside the classroom.  We want to match them with equally far-sighted developments in our buildings and facilities, but for these we shall need help from beyond the school’s own resources.

For more information and to read our Godolphin’s Vision & Commitments Document please follow this link.

Moyra Rowney
Director of External Relations