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Admissions Overview

Girls are normally admitted to the school at age 11 or into our Sixth Form, although there may be occasional vacancies in other years. Entry is on a competitive basis. All parents seeking a place for their daughter should fill in a registration form and return it to the Registrar.

Copies of the registration form can also be obtained from the school.

Additionally, a full prospectus may be obtained by telephoning the Reception Office at the school on 020 8741 1936 or by e-mailing the Reception Office at reception@godolphinandlatymer.com.

VISITS TO THE SCHOOL

Three Open Afternoons for prospective parents and their daughters are held in the autumn term for entry in the
following September. No appointment is necessary and everyone is welcome.
Please scroll down for the dates of the Autumn 2017 Open Afternoons. 

Open Events

ENTRANCE FOR YEAR 7, SEPTEMBER 2018

Thursday 21st September 2017
4.45pm – 7.00pm
Wednesday 27th September 2017
4.45pm – 7.00pm
Tuesday 10th October 2017
4.45pm – 7.00pm

Numbers are not restricted on these afternoons and everyone is very welcome, there is no need to book spaces at these events.

TALKS

The Head Mistress and some of the current girls will be speaking in the Bishop Centre at 4.45pm and 6.10pm on each occasion and will also be happy to answer questions.

TOURS

Tours of the school, conducted by the girls, will be available until 6.00pm and will provide an opportunity to meet some of the staff and girls and see the school.

TIMINGS

If you wish to attend the first talk at 4.45pm and then have a tour of the school, you should arrive between 4.30pm – 4.40pm, to make sure you are seated in the Bishop Centre before the talk begins.

If you wish to attend the second talk at 6.10pm you should arrive by 5.15pm so that you have toured the school before the second talk begins.

(If you arrive at 6pm you will be able to tour the school OR attend the 6.10pm talk, but you may not be able to do both.)

 

OPEN EVENING FOR SIXTH FORM ENTRY (A-LEVEL & IB) 2018

Thursday 5th October
4.45pm - 7.00pm

Numbers are not restricted on this afternoon and everyone is very welcome. Spaces must be reserved by emailing the registrar: registrar@godolphinandlatymer.com  We require the names of those attending and the date of birth and current school of the candidate, thank you.

TALK

The Head Mistress, Head of Sixth Form and some of the current girls will be speaking at 5.00pm and there will be an opportunity to discuss subject choices with Heads of Departments and to have a tour of the school.

Location & Parking

The school is located on Iffley Road, Hammersmith, London W6 0PG.

Underground Stations:

Hammersmith (District, Picadilly and Hammersmith & City lines)
Ravenscourt Park (District line)

We regret that there is no parking for visitors at the school. However there is parking at the King’s Mall car park in Glenthorne Road, three minutes’ walk away. Wherever possible please use public transport to help relieve congestion in the area.

 

For more information on Open Days, please contact Mrs Lundberg, the Registrar,
on 020 8741 1936 or registrar@godolphinandlatymer.com

First Year Entry

REGISTRATION AND APPLICATION

Applications for Year 7 2017 have now closed, our deadline has passed and we are no longer accepting registrations.

AGE RANGE

ENTRY FOR YEAR 7 2017
Has now been closed
FOR YEAR 7 ENTRY IN 2018
Girls should be born between
01.09.2006 - 31.08.2007

REGISTRATION

Parents may register their daughters at any time using the registration form, which can be found in the Prospectus, at the top of this page or from the school office. We regret we cannot accept this form via e-mail as it must be accompanied by a registration fee. The completed registration form should be returned to the Registrar, together with the registration fee. This registration fee also covers examination expenses.

Once registered, parents will receive information about Open Days. In October, prior to the January examination, you will be sent an Examination Entry Form to confirm your entry for the January examination. Both the registration form and examination entry form must be returned to the school and the date, towards the end of November, will be published soon. We regret that late applications cannot be accepted.

Important Information

Girls eligible to sit first year entrance exams for entry in September 2018
Birth dates between 1.9.06 and 31.8.07
Parents already registered with us
will be sent an Examination Entry form during October 2017
Examination Entry Forms return date
This will be published soon
Bursary assistance application forms for Year 7 2018 (Only completed application forms with all supporting documents will be considered.)
Must be returned to the Bursar and the date will be published soon
Entrance Examination
Friday 12th January 2018
Interviews
Girls will be interviewed in December 2017 and January 2018 (applicants will be notified of their date and time in December 2017). There are two short interviews which are kept as informal and friendly as possible.
Music Scholarship Auditions
Auditions will take place in January 2018. Further information can be obtained from the registrar.
Offers
Offers of places are made on the same day as other schools within the Consortium. The closing date for acceptances for entry in September 2018 will be published shortly.

Examinations

Please note that the 11+ exam process for 2019 entry is currently being reviewed by the North London Independent Girls' Schools Consortium (Consortium Statement 10th October 2017) but remains unchanged for girls registered for 2018 entry.

For entry in September 2018, the entrance examination date is Friday 12th January 2018.

The same syllabus and examination is used for all the schools in Group 2 of the North London Independent Girls’ Schools’ Consortium.


ENGLISH AND MATHEMATICS PAPERS - FROM JANUARY 2016

Please note that there was a slight change to the English paper for 2016. In the place of one long creative writing task in the Writing Section, there are now two compulsory short writing tasks of 20 minutes each, one requiring an imaginative response, and the other asking for a personal, discursive response to an issue related to the passage. In order to ensure that candidates have time to read and plan two tasks, the examination has been extended by just five minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes. There was no particular change to the Reading Section, which will be fully accessible to all abilities, but there are opportunities for the most able candidates to be rewarded for original and sophisticated insights.


The guidance for the Mathematics paper stays the same and the time allowed for this paper will remain 1 hour 15 minutes.


PAST SAMPLE PAPERS

These are sample questions, showing the types of questions which may be asked. The format may vary from year to year, please see statement above.


GROUP 2 PAST PAPERS

Lower/Middle School Entry

Very occasionally there are vacancies in the Lower School (Years 8 and 9) and in the Middle School (Year 10).

We do not require a registration fee unless we know that a place has become available.

All enquiries about Lower and Middle School Admissions should be addressed to the Registrar, however, outside of Year 7 and Lower Sixth entry, spaces are rarely readily available.

Sixth Form Entry

Parents may register their daughter at any time for entry to the Sixth Form, but the application procedure for 2017 has now finished. The closing date for applications for entry in September 2018 is Friday 20th October. Application is a two part process, registration first and then it is necessary to complete the examination entry and subject choice forms. Please see section below for dates and deadlines for 2018.

Candidates are interviewed and tested in those subjects that they would like to study for in the Sixth Form.

The auditions for the Sixth Form Music and Art Scholarships will be held in November, details of which can be obtained from the Registrar.

 

Important Information

Sixth Form open afternoon
Thursday 5th October 2017
Registration and examination entry forms must be returned
By Friday 20th October
Bursary assistance application forms for entry into Lower Sixth Form 2018 (Only completed application forms with all supporting documents will be considered.)
This date will be published shortly
Entrance Examination date
Wednesday 8th November 2017
Interview dates
Saturday 11th November 2017
Art Scholarship Practical
Saturday 11th November 2017
Music Scholarship Interviews
Monday 13th November

Scholarships

We do not offer any academic scholarships but, each year, a Music Scholarship is usually awarded for First Year Entry and a Music and an Art Scholarship for Sixth Form Entry.

Music Scholarship

This is up to 30% of school fees and is open to a talented musician who qualifies for entry into the First Year. However, there is the possibility of bursary funds being made available to increase the award. A further Music Scholarship may be available in the Sixth Form. Music Scholarships also attract free music lessons for one or two instruments.

Art Scholarship (Sixth Form Entry only)

This is up to 30% of school fees and is open to a talented artist who qualifies for entry into the Sixth Form. However, there is the possibility of bursary funds being made available to increase the award.

Application to G&L is a two part process, first you register and then we issue Examination Entry Forms in the October before entry, it is on this form that you can request details of the Music Scholarship (and if applying for Sixth Form, the Art Scholarship). Until the Examination Entry Forms are issued no further details are available.

Individual Learning Needs (Applications)

We are very happy to receive applications from students with individual learning needs. Applicants who need extra time or other concessions for the entrance tests should fill in the relevant sections of the examination entry form and should provide written evidence of their needs. This will usually take the form of a letter from a doctor or an assessment report completed by an Educational Psychologist.

Fees

All fees are charged termly in advance. From 1st September 2017 the following apply:

Registration Fee (non-returnable) £125

 

TUITION FEE

£6,978 (from January 2018)

The tuition fee includes textbooks, stationery, public examination fees and visits out of school for whole year groups, 7 - 9 inclusive. No reduction is made in the case of absence from school, but the school does offer a School Fees Insurance Scheme which provides parents with cover against the loss of fees in the case of injury or illness. Personal Accident Insurance is included in school fees and no further charge is made. BUPA medical insurance is available for an additional cost and further details can be obtained from the Bursar.

For girls entering the school, a deposit of £2,000 is required on acceptance of a place. £500 of this is held by the school to defray the cost of lost text books, ipads etc. and the balance is refunded at the end of the girl’s career in the school. The remaining £1,500 is deducted from the final term’s bill. School fees are collected by direct debit on the first day of each term.

 

OTHER CHARGES

Music Lessons £265.00 per term
Musical Instrument Hire £36.00 per term
Speech and Drama Lessons £102.00 per term
Lunch £4.25 per day

Whilst the Governors try to keep the school fees as low as possible, they do reserve the right to increase them. Parents will be advised in writing of any such increases at least a term ahead of the increase taking effect.

A penalty charge is made for the late payment of school fees. If payment is not received by the second day of term a charge of £100 is levied. For each further week the fees remain unpaid, an additional £50 is charged. The charges will be added to the forthcoming term’s bill. In cases of hardship the Bursar will normally agree alternative payment arrangements provided she is approached before the start of term.

Parents are asked to give a full term’s notice in writing to the Bursar if lunches or extra subjects are to be discontinued.

 

The Bursar may be contacted by telephone on 020 8735 9595
or e-mail at: finance@godolphinandlatymer.com

Bursaries

Bursary Brochure

APPLYING FOR A BURSARY AWARD

The Governors of The Godolphin and Latymer School are committed to broadening access to the School by offering parents means-tested financial assistance with school fees.

Bursary awards are subject to annual review and the value of the award may vary from year to year, depending on parental circumstances. Awards are made on the basis of the family’s financial circumstances, taking into account income and realisable assets as well as any other pertinent circumstances.

 

BURSARIES ON ENTRY 

Assistance on entry to the school into Year 7 where a place is offered but parents are unable to afford all or part of the school fees. A limited number of bursaries on entry into the Lower Sixth may be available. Applications for bursary assistance on entry run in parallel to the entry process.

The number of bursaries awarded on entry each September is at the discretion of the Governors. Awards are made by the Head Mistress and Bursar who are responsible for the management and co-ordination of the process.

Parents are required to indicate on the Examination Entry Form for a place at the School that they wish to be considered for bursary assistance. (Examination Entry Forms are issued after you have registered your daughter.) Bursary application forms are sent to parents within seven days of this form being received by the school. On receipt of the completed bursary application form, parents receive acknowledgement that their application has been accepted, this is normally sent within seven days of receipt. Applicants should contact the Bursar’s Office if their application has not been acknowledged within seven days of submission. (It takes approximately two weeks to assemble the supporting documentation for a bursary application, please bear this in mind when registering your daughter, the deadlines for registration can be found on our First Year Entry page and our Sixth Form Entry page.)

Parents seeking assistance are required to complete an application form which seeks to establish the financial circumstances of the household and which requests details of income and realisable assets. Any application forms which are not returned by the deadline, are incomplete or are lacking full documentary evidence, will not be processed.

All applications are assessed in order to establish the likely level of support which will be required. This will usually also involve the parents attending an interview to ensure the information has been correctly interpreted and that the basis of the financial assessment has been fair.

The value of the bursary award is not influenced by the academic ability of the girl but by the extent of need. Each case is assessed on its own merits and awards are made accordingly, subject to available funding. The School has a duty to ensure that all bursary awards are fairly awarded.

When parents are offered a place at the School they will, at the same time, be advised on the status of their bursary application and whether the School can provide financial assistance. A bursary awarded on entry is, under normal circumstances, guaranteed for the duration of a girl’s education at Godolphin and Latymer, but parents are required to re-apply for assistance each academic year.

An award may be withdrawn and past awards reclaimed if false information is knowingly or recklessly provided or if parents fail to provide any additional information requested by the School in support of their application.

The income threshold for bursary applications is currently £140,000. However, families with gross income levels in excess of this, with particular needs, are also encouraged to apply.

Hardship Bursaries

For girls already in the School there is a Hardship Bursary Fund. Parents whose financial circumstances change suddenly and drastically may apply for assistance with the fees. Such awards are made for short-term assistance only; usually for no longer than one academic year. The Governors allocate a budget for hardship bursaries each year and therefore, such awards are subject to the availability of funding and cannot be guaranteed. The conditions of application and award are the same as for Bursaries on entry.

Each case is assessed on its merits and awards are made accordingly, subject to need and available funding.

The School respects the confidentiality of bursary awards made to families and recipients are expected to do likewise. The school is a data controller under the Data Protection Act and information submitted in connection with bursary applications will be processed lawfully and fairly in accordance with the Data Protection Act.

 

The Bursar may be contacted by telephone on 020 8735 9595
or e-mail at: finance@godolphinandlatymer.com

The Godolphin and Latymer School
Iffley Road, Hammersmith
London, W6 0PG

020 8741 1936

office@godolphinandlatymer.com

The Charity called The Godolphin and Latymer School (charity registration number 312699) is administered by The Godolphin and Latymer School Foundation, a charitable company limited by guarantee (Company number 3598439)