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Godstowe School

Shrubbery Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England HP13 6PR
Tel: +44 (0) 1494 529273

Private School (Fee Paying) Co-Educational 3 - 13 Years Day & Boarding (Full)


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Word From The Head

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Kate Bailey

Welcome to Godstowe and I hope you enjoy exploring our school and all that we have to offer. I am delighted to be the Headmistress at Godstowe, and it is an absolute privilege to be leading and enjoying this aspirational and exciting community.

This is a happy and thriving Prep School for girls aged 7-13, approximately a third of whom are boarders. We also have a lovely Pre-Prep and Nursery for girls and boys aged 3 to 7. Setting the highest possible standards in all aspects of our provision the aim is to send happy, confident and successful girls on to their chosen senior schools.

Godstowe widely celebrates over a hundred years of success and history and as a non-selective school, together we achieve outstanding results and the right individual outcomes for all pupils in our care. Looking to the future, we have a fresh and modern outlook whilst cherishing our long-established school traditions and values and these make our school unique.

A true love of learning and life sits at the heart of all we do.
On touring and visiting the 12-acre school grounds a welcome awaits you and a chance to experience the inspiring and immersive learning opportunities on offer every day. There are around 90 lunch time and after school clubs and activities running every week to inspire a range of talents and interests. Excellence in the Arts, Sports, Drama and Music is central to our success and the local and international trips schedule is ever growing and much loved.

Walking into classrooms, lessons are imaginative, bespoke and of a high quality and where true wellbeing is valued above all. Each girl is seen and known as an individual and our dedicated and experienced teaching and pastoral team are exceptional. Our young learners are guided to think broadly, think deeply and make connections. With a strong focus on wraparound care and a sense of fair play, the pupils at Godstowe are warm, collaborative, healthily competitive and very good company!

The chance for our girls to stay until Year 8 as either full or flexi boarders or day girls, allows them all the chance to enjoy an exceptional final two years where they can develop and grow their leadership skills, their friendships and their confidence for all that life beyond Godstowe has to offer.

We strike a healthy balance between academic achievement and fostering key character and life skills that will enable them to lead fulfilling, happy and purposeful lives.
Our alumni speak with such enthusiasm about their time at the school, their successes, the confidence they gained and the friendships for life that they made. Speaking to many of our Heads in Senior Schools, our Godstowe leavers are widely acknowledged for how well they are prepared, for the sense of citizenship and community spirit they bring with them and for the ability to simply embrace life and opportunity.

We are a family school where our parents are valued as much as our pupils and there are many opportunities for families to be involved in the ever growing and vibrant community events and celebrations on offer every term. We do work together as partners for the benefit of your children and our local and global charities and partnerships.

I look forward to welcoming you when you visit us and a warm introduction to Godstowe life awaits! Please do contact our Admissions Team who will be delighted to start your journey with us.

Kate Bailey


What We Offer

  • Common Entrance
  • LAMDA - London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
  • Classics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Design Technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Environmental studies
  • ICT
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • English
  • English As Foreign/2nd Language
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Cricket
  • Cross-Country
  • Fencing
  • Fitness Training
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial Arts
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Adventure Training
  • Ballet
  • Canoeing
  • Chess
  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Horse Riding & Management
  • Language Club
  • Public Speaking
  • Rainbows
  • Rock Climbing
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Young Enterprise
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Delicate/Medical Conditions
  • Epilepsy
  • After School Club
  • Armed Forces Children
  • Before School Club
  • Diplomatic Children
  • Expatriate Children
  • Gifted Children
  • International Students
  • Rail Services
  • School Bus Service
  • Special Diets


  • Trial day at school
  • Academic
  • Armed forces discounts or bursaries
  • Art
  • Assisted Places
  • Clergy/Ministers
  • Music
  • Siblings
  • Sport
  • Church of England
  • English

    Age Range & Fees

    Age Range3 to 13
    Annual Day Fees *£5175 to £16620
    Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£24645 to £24645
    Annual Full Boarding Fees *£24645 to £24645
    * Currency: GB Pound

    Number Of Pupils

    0Full Boarding90
    0Weekly Boarding25
    Boys Girls

    Number Of Staff

    Full-time: 76
    Part-time: 45

    % Pupils Gaining
    GCSE/IGCSE Passes 5 - 9

    % Pupils Gaining
    A Level Grades A – C

    % Pupils Going
    To University

    School Reviews

    ISI Inspection Report 2018

    Pupils’ excellent self-knowledge extends to their inner sense of self-worth; pupils are confident, self-assured and positive.  


    It doesn’t matter how old children are, they always love to play, to charge about, to let off steam, to meet and make friends, to learn as they play and sometimes, simply enjoy the chance to be themselves.  


    'As a family we are impressed with the quality of teaching and the dedication shown by teachers towards Isabella to enable her to reach her full potential. I believe Godstowe has offered Isabella an excellent education and has set her up very well for senior school'  


    Our daughter joined in Form 2 at age 8 as a full-time boarder and had never been away from home. She has blossomed into a confident, responsible, happy and kind young lady. We will always cherish the lifelong friendships made and the priceless memories of the years spent at Godstowe.  


    Godstowe has truly been an incredible experience for my daughter. She has blossomed into a confident, responsible, happy and kind young lady. We will always cherish the lifelong friendships made and the priceless memories of the years spent at one of the best Prep schools in the UK.