Admissions Procedure

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 registration fee of £100 (UK and EU nationals) £200 (non-EU nationals). 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 or Common Entrance examination, 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.

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.

Candidates for the Sixth Form

Entry to our Sixth Form is based on an interview and on written papers, usually in two of a candidate’s proposed A-level subjects. We also ask her existing Head for a reference and she will be expected to gain a minimum of five GCSE at grades B or above, with an expectation that she will gain at least A grades in subjects she expects to study at A-level.

13 +Preview

Your daughter will be invited to attend a Preview Day at Godolphin during the Autumn Term before she takes her Common Entrance Examination. This helps us confirm that she is on track for success at Common Entrance, and we shall write to you and your daughter’s school to tell you how she fares.  Preview Day also gives your daughter the opportunity to spend some time at Godolphin, and for us to get to know her. We strongly recommend that all candidates attend, but would reassure you that an inability to do so will not jeopardise your daughter’s chances of a place: this is wholly dependent on her reaching the required standard in her Common Entrance. Some schools do not prepare pupils for Common Entrance: if your daughter’s is one of these, please contact the Registrar for advice.

11+ Assessment

Girls entering Godolphin’s First Year (Grade 7) are no longer required to write the 11+ Common Entrance papers. Godolphin has introduced a bespoke 11+ Assessment programme which includes written papers in English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning, an interview with a member of the senior leadership team and a number of team building activities.

For further information on the 11+ Assessment Day, please follow this link to our Frequently Asked Questions or contact the Registrar.

Admissions Policy

Godolphin admits candidates through the Godolphin Assessment, Scholarship and Common Entrance (CE) examinations. We also admit candidates through our own papers in special circumstances (e.g. they have missed CE; their current school has not prepared them for CE). As a CE School in membership of the Girls’ Schools Association (GSA), 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.