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Godstowe School
Godstowe School
Godstowe School
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Godstowe School High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire Visit
Godstowe School
High Wycombe
428 pupils, ages 3-13
Girls only
Day and Boarding

Godstowe School

This school in the Chilterns achieves outstanding results through a magic mix of passion, dedication and skilful teaching. It’s a surprise to discover it’s non-selective, but that’s only one way in which Godstowe is forward-looking. The energetic new head Kate Bailey embraces a modern approach to an all-girls boarding education, with confident, happy and successful pupils the proof that it’s an approach that works. Founded in 1900 (the school lays claim to being the first British prep school for girls – and it’s also rumoured to have been the inspiration ...
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Aerial view of Godstowe School
Girls in red caps and goggles with red floats in the swimming pool
Girl in a red jumper holding a notepad in the library
Girl in a red top and green eye mask playing lacrosse
Girls with red trays helping themselves to food at a canteen
Girls gathered around a wooden desk with a teacher drawing with a pencil and paper
Girl in green smock drawing in art class
  • Senior school destinations

  • Scholarships for senior schools


    Academic9Cheltenham Ladies' College; Downe House; Marlborough College; Queen Anne's; Rugby; St George's Ascot; Wellington College;
    Music5 Benenden; Cheltenham Ladies' College; Wellington College; Wycombe Abbey
    Drama2 Berkhamsted; Headington
    Sport10 Benenden; Bradfield College; Cheltenham Ladies' College; Marlborough College; Queen Anne's; Millfield College; Sedburgh' St George's Ascot; St Mary's Calne; Stowe
    Art7 Bradfield College; Charterhouse; Cheltenham Ladies' College; Queen Anne's; St Edward's Oxford; St George's Ascot
    DT2 Bradfield College; Marlborough College
    All Rounder1 Wycombe Abbey
    Other2 Benenden (Humanities); Rugby (Computing)

  • Fees and bursaries

    Day fees per term

    Year 1£4,225
    Year 2£4,225
    Year 3£6,500
    Year 4£6,500
    Year 5£6,500
    Year 6£6,500
    Year 7£6,500
    Year 8 £6,500
    Boarding fees per term

    Year 1-
    Year 2-
    Year 3 £9,260
    Year 4 £9,260
    Year 5 £9,260
    Year 6£9,260
    Year 7£9,260
    Year 8 £9,260

    Godstowe offers means tested bursaries to girls in recognition of potential in Art, Music, PE, academic activities or for pastoral reasons. They are open to all applicants at any stage of their primary education up to the age of 12 and are worth up to 100% of fees – the school estimates it is unlikely that a bursary will be awarded to a family with gross annual income in excess of £60,000 and a bursary of 100% is unlikely unless the family gross annual income is less than £30,000. All awards are subject to a full financial history and an annual review.

    For more information as well as details for the application process, please see the School website:

    Bursary contact:
    Director of Finance and Operations Samantha North
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Shrubbery Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP13 6PR

01494 529273


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