Admissions Process

Admissions Policy

Godolphin admits candidates through the Godolphin Assessment and the Scholarship process. We also admit candidates through our own papers in special circumstances (e.g. they have missed the Godolphin Assessments). As a member of the HMC we administer the admissions process in accordance with their guidelines.

All prospective students must fulfil the School’s entrance criteria: i.e. they must show that they are likely to achieve success within the formal academic curriculum; while also finding time to develop other skills and interest.  A candidate is therefore accepted on the understanding that the School is reasonably confident in its ability to educate and develop her to the best of her potential in line with the general standards achieved by her peers.  The expectation is that she will then have every chance of a complete, happy and successful career at School, and emerge as a confident, responsible and well educated adult, with a good prospect of a fulfilling life. Students are regularly assessed throughout their time at School to ensure that they continue to meet these criteria.

The School’s policy is to apply these criteria to all students and potential students regardless of any disability of which it is aware, subject to its obligation to make reasonable adjustments so that no disabled student or potential student is substantially disadvantaged compared to any student who is not disadvantaged.

The full Admissions Policy can be found in the Information Section under Policies or by following this link.

Registration

At the time of your visit, or upon request, you will be given a registration form to be returned to the Registrar, together with a copy of your daughter’s birth certificate and a non-refundable registration fee of £100 (UK and EU nationals) £200 (non-EU nationals) for the senior school and £50 for the prep. Non EU applicants are also required to submit a copy of the photo page of their passport. This places your daughter on the list for the proposed year of entry, but does not constitute an offer of a place at this stage.

Formal Offer and Acceptance of a Place

UK and EU Countries:
Provided your daughter reaches the required standard in her Godolphin Assessment you will receive a formal offer of a place at Godolphin within two weeks of these examinations.  At this time we ask you to complete and return a form of acceptance, together with a non-refundable acceptance fee of £500 for the senior school and £100 for the prep.

Non EU Countries:
Provided your daughter’s results fall within the school’s qualifying criteria, you will receive a formal offer of a place at Godolphin.  At this time we ask you to complete and return a form of acceptance, together with one term’s fees in advance, from which a non-refundable acceptance fee of £500 will be deducted.