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'Girls are notably ‘chilled, accomplished and happy’' Tatler Schools Review 2021

Godolphins Ccf Biennial Inspection

'Applications to this historic girls’ school on the edge of Salisbury have increased by 35 per cent over the last six years, and one can see why. Girls are notably ‘chilled, accomplished and happy’ and Godolphin prides itself on ‘success without stress’. Results here are good with 50 per cent of GCSE grades A*–A (9–7) and 29 per cent of A-level grades A*–A, while 95 per cent of leavers gained places at their first choice of university in 2019. Godolphin turns out ‘gritty and determined’ players on the sports pitch, and lacrosse, hockey, athletics and riding are particular strengths. The recent sell-out production of the musical Made in Dagenham boasted a 60-strong cast, and head of art Nick Eggleton is ‘inspirational’. Don’t be fooled by the traditional blue Victorian pinnies the girls wear – pupils are plucky and confident, and a recent Combat Bootcamp trip to Portugal saw them learn self-defence, conflict resolution and personal safety. According to one parent, the school’s pastoral care is truly ‘exceptional and unbeatable’ and Sister Gill, the school nurse, is adored by everyone. Widening access to a Godolphin education is a priority: 40 per cent of pupils are on some form of financial assistance and the learning support department, headed up by Claire Firth (who, according to one parent, ‘should receive a Queen’s honour’), is an integral part of the school. A new Sixth Form boarding house will soon be unveiled to meet increased demand, alongside six 100 per cent scholarship awards for sixth formers in 2021.' Tatler Schools Guide 2021

Thank you to Tatler for another wonderful review of Godolphin. The full page can be found here.