Boarding represents a supportive and safe community that teaches girls how to live and work together. It helps them to build friendships for life, learn kindness, graciousness and compassion and supports them in becoming confident women ready for the modern world.
Walters 7-13 (years)
Walters House is home to girls aged between 7 and 13 and is named after Minette Walters, a former pupil and the famous crime fiction author. Girls sleep in light and colourful dormitories or twin bedded rooms and can relax in communal areas such as the fondly named ‘sit’, a games room and the kitchen. Boarding in Walters is like being part of one big busy, caring and happy family where you’re surrounded by friends and cared for by a team of dedicated House staff. Our Housemistress is Mrs Reyes Avila and our Deputy Housemistress is Mrs Wendy Laptain.
The happiness and welfare of our girls is everything. We guide and support them both pastorally and academically with care and sensitivity, and encourage them to take part in diverse extra-curricular activities.
Coopers and Sayers (13-16 years)
Our aim within the boarding houses is to create a caring, secure and enriching community that empowers individuals to flourish and contribute fully to the life of the House.
Relaxed and friendly in atmosphere, Coopers has a fresh and modern appearance with stunning views across the Downs. Its spacious ground floor layout provides the perfect setting for girls to relax after a long day at school. A firm approach to discipline is underpinned by a fair and caring manner that encourages the girls to look after one another as well as their surroundings and belongings. Housemistress, Mrs Miranda Edouard, Day Matron, Mrs Yvonne Meek and Resident Tutor, Miss Rebecca Harris provide a nurturing environment so that girls develop over the course of three years into independent and confident young ladies with strength of character and resilience.
Sayers is a small and homely Senior House, run by Housemistress Mrs Vicky Wilson and Deputy Housemistress Ms Martina Cibis. The Sayer’s girls co-habit happily in the structured yet relaxed environment that encourages self-discipline, tolerance and a sense of responsibility so that they move on to the Sixth Form Centre as considerate, respectful and independent young adults.
The Sarums that board at Sayers are encouraged to integrate as much as possible so that they can also benefit from the broader Godolphin experience.
The Sixth Form Centre is made up of two houses, School and Jerred. Both are set in beautiful gardens and provide single and double study bedrooms, TV rooms, fully equipped kitchens, games area and relaxation rooms.
Boarding in the Sixth Form is the perfect place to prepare for life after school; the safety of a close knit and caring community provides the perfect opportunity to develop independence. Informal and relaxed, the Centre runs on trust with few official rules, encouraging the girls to think for themselves and manage their own lives. The resident boarding team are always on hand to provide support and keep an eye on things, but ultimately, the students organise their own study, social and sleep time. Our rich and varied activities programme is intended to inspire them to try new things and look outwards, so they can evolve into confident women that will thrive in our fast-moving global society. Our Housemistress is Ms Stella Jones and our Assistant Housemistress is Mrs Sophie Hallen.