How to get into Godolphin and Latymer


An independent day school for girls aged 11 – 18.

Registration Fees (as of publication of this blog):


Fees (as of publication of this blog):

£8,395 per term

School fees cover the cost of equipment (stationary, textbooks, exercise books etc), personal accident insurance, some external trips and public examination fees. Separate charges are on music lessons, instrument hire, speech and drama lessons and lunch.

Current Head (as of publication of this blog):

Dr. Frances Ramsey

About Godolphin and Latymer

Godolphin and Latymer was founded in 1861 in Hammersmith, West London. It was originally a boys boarding school until 1905 when girls were introduced to the school. It was transfored into a state grammer school following the Second World War and the implementation of the Education Act 1944, whereby students could attend for free as long as they passed an entrace exam showing their acadmic aptitude. However in 1977 their indepentend school status was reverted back and it became a fee paying school again.

Is Godolphin and Latymer good for you?

Godolphin and Latymer was ranked number 4 in the top 10 UK independent schools list in 2021 due to their astounding GCSE results. They take a holistic approach to their education and are known for their academic prowess, described as ‘a very strong academic school with a friendly atmosphere…’ by the Good Schools Guide.

Godolphin and Latymer beyond the classroom is filled with various extracurricular activities. There are many possibilities for the girls to excel in sports, performing arts and to join a host of clubs and societies.

For parents who would love to know more about the school, check out the school’s facilities and ask personal questions, the school organises a virtual and in-person tour. Dates for the September 2023 tour is yet to be confirmed, but there is a virtual tour on the school’s website filmed when visitations were restricted.


Godolphin and Latymer is an academically selective school. Offers into the school are primarily based on the academic merit and also on a thorough assessment of the pupil if they would benefit from the school.

The entry points are for 11+ and 16+ in Year 7 and Year 12 respectively. The registration is done online and cannot be completed until the registration fee is paid. Applicants are expected to register by November of the year preceding the desired year of admission. The deadline for the registration and entrance exam form is always usually mid November. The entrance exam will be written on at the end of November and offer emails will be sent to parents in the following February usually.

All applications for Sixth Form entry must be received by early-mid October the year before entry. The entrance exam for this group usually takes place at the end of October.

Entrance exams and interviews

11+ applicants will sit entrance exams in English and Mathematics. Applicants who pass this stage will be invited for an informal and friendly interview.

16+ applicants will sit a cognitive abilities test. If students pass this test and show the required level of academic aptitude, they will be considered for a series of structured interviews related to their chosen subjects, which usually takes place within a month of the test. During this interview students will be expected to show further knowledge and skills related to their chosen subjects, so further reading around their chosen subjects is advised if they want to impress!

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