Godolphin School

Day Weekly Boarding Full Boarding Wiltshire

Godolphin School, one of the oldest girls’ boarding schools in England, founded in 1726 by Lady Elizabeth Godolphin, is situated in the cathedral city of Salisbury. The school, which educates girls from 3 – 18 across three separate yet inter-linked sites, is located an hour and a half from London by train and less than an hour and a half by road from both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.


The school feels proud of its long and distinguished heritage.  But that does not mean we rest on our laurels – the school has developed hugely in recent years and continues to do so.  We are passionate about educating girls for the 21st century and equipping them with the skills, aptitude and adaptability they will need to cope in a very modern, fast paced, global society. 

Schools are naturally judged in part by their academic results but what is important at Godolphin is that we do the absolute best by the girls that we have regardless of their ability.  A Godolphin girl may be extremely able and be challenged and stretched in the classroom and through academic enrichment.  A Godolphin girl may also be someone who does not find academic work easy.  Here too we can help and support as appropriate.  This is a nurturing school that brings out the very best in its pupils whatever their starting point.

A Godolphin education is about breadth of opportunity and is centred wholly on the individual.  A good school will channel a pupil’s energy, curiosity and creativity and that is what we absolutely strive to do here both in the classroom and through an extensive co-curricular programme.

This is fundamentally an extremely happy school with a strong sense of community and a commitment to providing first class pastoral care.  Boarders and day girls rub shoulders in the same houses and there is a huge team and network of support in place here should a girl need it.  Above all else the environment at Godolphin is purposeful and dynamic.  The girls speak for themselves – happy, motivated individuals who do the school real credit.


Year Founded 1726
Religion Christian

Godolphin School has a total of 435 pupils, with 100 pupils in the Sixth Form.

269 Day Girls
(11- 18)
166 Boarding Girls
(11- 18)

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