We try to give prospective parents as much information as we can about what your son/daughter can expect at Godalming and how the application process works.
Our Open Evening in July is for year 10s. It’s a great opportunity visit the whole campus, get advice and information about the different courses we offer, see the extensive resources and most importantly, talk to students about what they think of sixth form life at Godalming.
During the year there are performing arts events, including music concerts, drama and dance productions. Together with our annual arts festival in the summer term, these events give prospective students and their families the chance to see some of our study programmes and the enrichment activities in action.
Course Advice sessions (2013 entry)
When your son/daughter receives written confirmation from the College that a place has been allocated to them for the next academic year, they will be invited to come to the College at a designated date and time for a Course Advice Session. This begins with a talk from senior staff about specific aspects of student life including the 'working' week, student guidance systems and the different types of learning programmes on offer. A one-to-one discussion with an experienced curriculum adviser follows this to firm up course choices and is confirmed in writing. Parents who wish to drop-off and pick-up are advised that these sessions will last approximately 30 minutes.
Enrolment / Term Dates
Your son/daughter will receive an individual invitation to attend College enrolment which is held at the end of August immediately after the Bank Holiday. It is very important that they attend in order to confirm their courses for the next academic year. Other Important Dates that you might be interested in are highlighted on this website.
The College General Fund
To enhance the quality of education that we offer our students, all parents are invited to contribute to the General Fund. This Fund helps the College to provide essential books and materials without further charge; it also helps pay for additional computer software, sports equipment, journals and newspapers. Contributions to the General Fund are voluntary and full details are sent out in enrolment packs.
The Student Contract
When a student enrols they are expected to sign a Student Contract with the College to say they agree to:
- Attend lessons, tutorials and timetabled commitments and to be punctual meeting all these commitments;
- Produce work, which reflects their best efforts and is of the highest possible standard of which they are capable;
- Complete all pieces of work set by the specified deadlines;
- Behave in a courteous, considerate and responsible manner at all times, respecting the needs and rights of others whether staff or students at the College or members of the local community.