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Service to others is a core value at Godolphin and Latymer. We believe it is important to embed this principle within daily life at school, as seen by the wide range of voluntary service opportunities which we offer to the girls. We also run an extensive Raising and Giving (RaG) programme.

Links with the local community are very important to the school and these pages will give you an insight into ways in which we seek to support the community around us.

Christmas Bazaar

This annual event is a long established and popular tradition within the Hammersmith community. A family-friendly day out for all with Christmas gifts, external stall holders, Santa's grotto, stalls by the girls, Christmas decorations, games, second hand toys and books, delicious food and much, much more. All profits go to charities and local causes, as well as the G&L Bursary Fund.

Primary Schools Partnership

Every year, Godolphin and Latymer chooses four local Primary Schools to be partnered with. This year, they are West London Free School, Brackenbury Primary School, John Betts Primary School and Lena Gardens Primary School. 

Each term each School comes in to use Godolphin's fantastic facilities, from the climbing wall and trampolines, to using our hall for Christmas concerts. 

Elderly Tea Party

The Elderly Tea Parties, hosted by Godolphin and Latymer pupils, are the highlights of the year. The Year 9 girls typically host over 150 local elderly residents during the year, serving cakes and entertaining them with bingo and other various games. The biggest Tea Party is the Christmas one, with over 100 guests attending. 

Christmas Bazaar

This annual event is a long established and popular tradition within the Hammersmith community. A family-friendly day out for all with Christmas gifts, external stall holders, Santa's grotto, stalls by the girls, Christmas decorations, games, second hand toys and books, delicious food and much, much more. All profits go to charities and local causes, as well as the G&L Bursary Fund.

This annual event is a long established and popular tradition within the Hammersmith community. A family-friendly day out for all with Christmas gifts, Santa's grotto, stalls by the girls, Christmas decorations, external stall holders, games, second hand toys and books, delicious food and much, much more. All profits go to charities and local causes, as well as the G&L Bursary Fund last year, £29,500 in total was raised. 

Welcome to the Ancient World Breakfast Club

Since its birth in 2005, the Godolphin and Latymer Ancient World Breakfast Club has developed a fine reputation for attracting distinguished speakers on many and varied topics to do with the ancient world. For more information about the club, including the current schedule and information for members (and prospective members), please choose one of the links on the left. 

Primary Schools Partnership

Every year, Godolphin and Latymer chooses four local Primary Schools to be partnered with. This year, they are West London Free School, Brackenbury Primary School, John Betts Primary School and Lena Gardens Primary School. 

Each term each School comes in to use Godolphin's fantastic facilities, from the climbing wall and trampolines, to using our hall for Christmas concerts. 

Over the past year, the Development Office (DO) has supported a number of primary school projects. We regularly invite the primary pupils from local schools to watch the Godolphin Drama productions and this year, Flora Gardens joined us for Thursday mornings of sporting fun regularly throughout the Spring Term. West London Free School’s Year 3 were the youngest children who have come in to take part in trampolining and rock climbing and they made the most of every second! Year 5 pupils from 4 primary schools attended for some science fun with an interactive lecture on digestion. The Science department also taught Year 6 lessons to very enthusiastic primary school pupils who learnt all about acids. Our year 7 girls and Sixth form helped with the classes and thoroughly enjoyed the experience of helping the younger pupils, most of whom, were experiencing their first time in a science laboratory.

Elderly Tea Party

The Elderly Tea Parties, hosted by Godolphin and Latymer pupils, are the highlights of the year. The Year 9 girls typically host over 150 local elderly residents during the year, serving cakes and entertaining them with bingo and other various games. The biggest Tea Party is the Christmas one, with over 100 guests attending. 

The monthly tea parties for local elderly residents are a long standing tradition at G&L, run by our Raising and Giving Team and supported by pupil volunteers from all year groups. This heart-warming event welcomes 30 local residents to the school to enjoy afternoon tea, bingo, musical entertainment and the opportunity to meet and catch up with others.

 

Partnership with Kensington Aldridge Academy

We are proud to be an educational partner of Kensington Aldridge Academy (KAA), which opened in September 2014. The aim of the partnership is to share best practice in educational excellence across both schools. Kensington Aldridge is a co-educational 11-18 academy in North Kensington which specialises in Entrepreneurship, with a secondary specialism in Expressive Arts. The school aims to foster a spirit of vitality and value for local life by increasing access to learning and recreational facilities. We are very pleased to be partnered with a local school which plays a key role in its local community. Charterhouse School is also an educational partner with KAA and this has provided excellent opportunities for the three schools to work collaboratively. The three schools are unique but also complementary in a wide variety of ways in terms of their vision and values, therefore allowing a very productive partnership to flourish.

Staff
Links

Professional development days attended by all three schools present rich opportunities for the sharing of ideas and development of new initiatives around all aspects of school life. Topics already covered and plans for the future include:

  • Use of iPads to enhance teaching and learning
  • Delivering outstanding pastoral care
  • Generating effective and supportive lesson observations through the use of video software
  • The role of metacognition in the classroom
  • Departmental links, including Geography, Music, Modern Languages and English
  • Generating high quality lessons at Key Stage 5

Student
Links

  • Godolphin and Latymer offers the opportunity for KAA Sixth Form girls to take A Levels in specialist subjects which KAA is not able to offer such as Mandarin, History of Art, Classics and Italian
  • Conference on British Values and their importance to society
  • Exploration of initiatives which will promote the importance of entrepreneurship in the current jobs market
  • Politics conference on the role of referendums
  • Debating
  • Modern Language theatre productions
  • Creative writing workshops for Year 7 students
  • KAA participating in Godolphin and Latymer's annual Challenge Your Limits Week
  • Godolphin and Latymer invites KAA students to attend its annual Undiscovered Subjects event

Our Voluntary Service Programme

Opportunities for our girls to volunteer include:

  • Voluntary teaching in local schools and nurseries. Examples include Reading and Beyond Club, a weekly group for Year 1 students, and Globetrotters Club, a group for Year 3 and 4 students which aims to broaden cultural understanding
  • Contributing to a Food Bank project which provides food to local homeless shelters
  • Volunteering at the Glassdoor charity, London’s largest emergency night shelter provider for the homeless
  • Placements at local care homes for the elderly
  • Placements at local charities such as Rugby Portobello Trust and Nazareth House
  • Monthly tea parties for the elderly, held at our school
  • Harvest Festival collections for local old people’s homes and homeless shelters
  • A Christmas tea party for local elderly residents
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Our Voluntary Service Programme

Opportunities for our girls to volunteer include:

  • Voluntary teaching in local schools and nurseries. Examples include Reading and Beyond Club, a weekly group for Year 1 students, and Globetrotters Club, a group for Year 3 and 4 students which aims to broaden cultural understanding
  • Contributing to a Food Bank project which provides food to local homeless shelters
  • Volunteering at the Glassdoor charity, London’s largest emergency night shelter provider for the homeless
  • Placements at local care homes for the elderly
  • Placements at local charities such as Rugby Portobello Trust and Nazareth House
  • Monthly tea parties for the elderly, held at our school
  • Harvest Festival collections for local old people’s homes and homeless shelters
  • A Christmas tea party for local elderly residents
Every girl
matters
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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)