We are delighted to announce that the Godolphin and Latymer Foundation, the charity which runs the Godolphin and Latymer School, has recently entered into a formal agreement which will result in it also running Redcliffe School in Chelsea from September 2020 (the new relationship being acknowledged in the name ‘Redcliffe School, a member of the Godolphin and Latymer Foundation’).
Going forward, the governance of both the Godolphin and Latymer School and Redcliffe will be the responsibility of the Foundation. Redcliffe shares Godolphin’s vision of what a school can be – broadly-based, generous and imaginative – and also shares our commitment to widening access for children whose families could not otherwise afford the fees.
On a day-to-day basis, the two schools will continue to operate separately – Redcliffe as a well-established co-educational prep school and Godolphin and Latymer as a leading academically selective secondary school – each under the leadership of their current Heads. Redcliffe will continue to prepare pupils for progression to their preferred secondary schools (whether independent or state, boarding or day, boys, girls or co-educational), and it is hoped that, as at present, some girls from Redcliffe will apply to Godolphin for Year 7, but the usual admissions process will apply and there will be no automatic right of entry.
The governors of Godolphin and Latymer and of Redcliffe School still have work to do over the coming months to finalise the practicalities of merging the charitable bodies and will be providing further updates to parents, staff and other stakeholders as the details are clarified.
Redcliffe School is an independent nursery and prep school in Chelsea for children aged 3 -11. Established in 1948, it is now one of the oldest and most established schools in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Redcliffe provides an education that is tailored to each pupil’s individual needs. It offers smaller class sizes, a bespoke and holistic education, and an innovative, forward-thinking and enriched curriculum. Pupils are also equipped with ‘21st Century’ skills such as critical thinking, complex problem-solving, creative thinking, communication and collaboration to ensure they are fully prepared for their future world. The majority of Year 6 leavers go on to their first choice of school and regularly win scholarships.
Contact: Susan Bartholomew