This award-winning school in Wiltshire has been dedicated to educating young women for over three centuries, achieving remarkable outcomes. Founded in 1726, Godolphin’s heritage lives on through its commitment to experience and traditional which form the foundation of the school’s ethos.
At Godolphin, the philosophy is simple: while a strong academic education is essential, the development of each individual’s character and wellbeing holds equal importance. Thanks to the dedication of our students and the quality of teaching the school consistently achieves excellent academic results. In 2022, Godolphin celebrated their best exam results ever, with an inspiring 100% of the Upper Sixth graduating to their first-choice universities last summer.
Beyond academics, Godolphin has an excellent reputation for the arts. The school champions originality and expression in all creative subjects encouraging students to explore their talents in visual and performing arts such as Art & Design, Product Design the Music and Drama. Through the Arts Godolphin discovers individual talent and offer opportunity for all students.
Godolphin’s loyal alumnae network spans the globe, with former students regularly returning to engage in career events and share their life experiences with current students during the Find Your Future Friday lunchtime sessions. As Godolphin prepared for their 300th Anniversary in 2026, nearly 2,000 alumnae will gather for a special Service of Thanksgiving to Commemorate their founder Elizabeth Godolphin at Westminster Abbey.
Notably, the highly popular CCF (Combined Cadet Force) boasts the largest all-female contingent in the country. In 2022, five CCF teams completed the Ten Tors Challenge across Dartmoor, fostering students leadership and teamwork skills.
Godolphin’s sports teams actively compete in matches each week, with a strong focus on lacrosse, netball, hockey, cross-country, swimming, athletics, tennis, and cricket. Several students are selected for the Lacrosse England Pathway Programme annually, and the
Godolphin is committed to instilling a sense of responsibility and community in their students. Regular visits to local hospitals and women’s refuges allows them to contribute to the welfare of others. Additionally. The school takes pride in participating as the largest group at the ‘Alabare Sleepout,’ raising fund for the homeless by sleeping on the cloister floors of Salisbury Cathedral.
Finally, Godolphin is unwavering in its commitment to instil core values of Kindness, Ambition, Courage, and Authenticity in its students, creating a nurturing environment for them to thrive and contribute positively to the community, preparing them for a fulfilling and purposeful life beyond their time at school.
“Academic excellence is valued just as much as success in other areas of school life, with a net results that girls leave Godolphin equipped to meet all the challenges that life will throw at them.” The Sunday Times
“This excellent learning flows above all from a culture of ambitious scholarship and dedicated support from expert teachers, who structure the learning in a way that fuels the pupils’ appetite for enquiry” ISI Inspection Report 2023
“The individual is significant here – and as an ex-pastoral lead, this is a cause the new Head is keen to champion.” Talk Education 2023
“Parents looking for an all-round quality education for their girls, where the big emphasis on arts, sport and co-curricular doesn’t come at the cost of academic excellence. Those after flexible boarding and a family feel.” Muddy Stilettos 2023
Boarding Life Film: https://youtu.be/qx3qTd5BdIo
Art & Design Film: https://youtu.be/yjupmmi2iqY