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Godolphin and Latymer was founded on strong philanthropic principles.

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Established in 1905 through generous acts of charity, our school has always strived to give bright and talented girls a world-class education, regardless of their families’ financial circumstances.

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Unlike many independent schools, we do not have a large historical endowment. This means we rely on the support of our current parents as well as our past parents and alumnae. Their generosity funds our fee-assistance programmes and helps build and maintain the exceptional facilities that extend and enhance our educational offering.

Our Funds

Annual Giving Programme

The Annual Giving Programme supports various projects that enrich our students’ learning experience. The programme has allowed us to purchase musical instruments, upgrade our recording technology and refurbish the science laboratories.

Read more about the Annual Giving Programme here.

Bursary Fund

Approximately 10% of our students each year receive some sort of fee assistance. By supporting our bursary programme, you can help provide life-changing opportunities for bright girls who otherwise would not have access to a Godolphin education.

Planned Giving

Leaving a legacy to Godolphin and Latymer is a popular way for Old Dolphins and past parents to ensure future generations of students continue to benefit from all the opportunities the school offers. Small or large, all gifts do make a difference and we will ensure your wishes are respected and that your generosity supports the areas where the need is greatest. Please get in touch to see how you can plan your gift to the school.

Corporate Giving

The Godolphin and Latymer School is a registered charity (charity number 312699). We are always looking at partnerships that will benefit the long-term aims of the school. If your company is interested in either sponsorship or corporate donations, please contact the Development Department.

Annual Giving Programme

The Annual Giving Programme supports various projects that enrich our students’ learning experience. The programme has allowed us to purchase musical instruments, upgrade our recording technology and refurbish the science laboratories.

Read more about the Annual Giving Programme here.

Bursary Fund

Approximately 10% of our students each year receive some sort of fee assistance. By supporting our bursary programme, you can help provide life-changing opportunities for bright girls who otherwise would not have access to a Godolphin education.

Planned Giving

Leaving a legacy to Godolphin and Latymer is a popular way for Old Dolphins and past parents to ensure future generations of students continue to benefit from all the opportunities the school offers. Small or large, all gifts do make a difference and we will ensure your wishes are respected and that your generosity supports the areas where the need is greatest. Please get in touch to see how you can plan your gift to the school.

Corporate Giving

The Godolphin and Latymer School is a registered charity (charity number 312699). We are always looking at partnerships that will benefit the long-term aims of the school. If your company is interested in either sponsorship or corporate donations, please contact the Development Department.

Past Campaigns

1905
Godolphin & Latymer founded
The Godolphin boys school which started in 1852 is closed and re-opened as a girls' day school. G & L moved to the Iffley Road site one year later.
1910
Old Dolphins Association formed
Head Mistress Miss Clement reported that the ODA was 'strong and lusty' in 1916 with over 200 members who met regularly, enjoyed a weekly OD gym class, lectures and playing school teams at hockey
1913
Christmas Bazaar raises money for a school organ
This fundraiser offered "attractive and inexpensive Christmas presents" for sale. Numerous entrainments and sideshows." £377 was raised for the organ which was unveiled at the prize giving in October 1914
1931
Franc Ha Leal Fund started
This fund helped current and former Dolphins who were in financial hardship. The annual school Fete each July was a major source of income along with small envelopes tucked in school reports inviting contributions.
1950
Gymnasium re-opened after wartime bomb damage
Head Mistress Dame Joyce Bishop led a campaign amongst parents, Old Dolphins and friends of the School to raise the £4,100 needed to re-build the gym which had been partially destroyed by a bomb ten years earlier.
1955
School Jubilee celebrated
A commemorative book is published to mark the occasion and Old Dolphins attending the events donate to the Jubilee Fund for new staging and curtains for the Hall and furnishings for a rebuilt staffroom
1977
Bursary Fund launched
Godolphin & Latymer becomes a fully independent school to preserve the academic standards. The Bursary Fund was established to ensure that bright girls whatever their financial circumstance can attend
1991
Art, Science and Technology block opened
Half a million pounds were raised to construct the new three storey building through a series of events organised by Old Dolphins staff and the PTA. An auction of promises attracts generous bids for the Head Mistress to clean a car. The Rt Hon Chris Patten performs the opening.
2004
Annual Fund launched
The Annual Fund ensures that the gifts from regular donors are diverted to areas of most immediate need which will benefit the maximum number of pupils. The inaugural Annual Fund project was floodlighting for the sports fields
2005
2006
Building the Future campaign begins and the Margaret Gray Building opens
£2.5m is raised from the current and past school communities for the next 3 years of developments. The conversion of the former vicarage allows for the extra classroom space and staff offices which are needed to accommodate the introduction of the IB programme and to keep class sizes small.
2008
The Rudland Music School opens
The music department expands their curricular and extracurricular offerings with state of the art facilities including a recording studio and a music technology centre. There is also a music library, 18 practice rooms and a rehearsal space for a full orchestra
2009
Bishop Centre opens
The former St John the Evangelist church, a Grade 2 listed building, is tastefully converted to create a flexible space for large scale events and performances. A highly versatile lighting rig, acoustic blinds and movable floor space means that concerts and dance or drama performances of practically any configuration are possible
2015
Hampton Sport & Fitness Centre opens
A successful 3 year £4m capital campaign ends with the opening of the new facilities including a dance studio, climbing wall, multi-sport hall and fitness suite. Godolphin girls can enjoy an even greater range of sports as can the local Primary School pupils who visit weekly
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Contact Us

Address:
Development Office
The Godolphin and Latymer School
Iffley Road, Hammersmith
London, W6 0PG

Telephone:
020 8735 9550

E-mail:
development@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)