Godalming College

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Godalming College
Godalming College Logo, 2013.gif
Type Sixth form college
President Toby Humphreys
Headteacher Mr David Adelman
Location Tuesley Lane
 England Coordinates: 51°10′36″N 0°36′59″W / 51.17678°N 0.61629°W / 51.17678; -0.61629
Local authority Surrey
DfE URN 130828
Gender Coeducational
Ages 16+
Website www.godalming.ac.uk

Godalming College is an independent sixth form college, situated in Godalming, four miles from Guildford, Surrey, England. The college has been consistently oversubscribed in recent years.[1] It is the successor to Godalming Grammar School, a state grammar school. The 2005 Ofsted report said: Leadership and management is outstanding.[2] There is a 2009 Ofsted report. The principal is David Adelman BA.

Godalming College.

Academic standings[edit]

In 2010, Godalming College had a 98.7 percent pass rate[3] and 61.5 percent of exam entrants attained grades within the A* to B boundary.[3] In the same year, 100 percent pass rates were achieved in 29 of the A level (or equivalent) subjects taught at Godalming College.[3]

In 2006 the college achieved a 98.5% pass rate compared with the national pass rate of 96.6%. Of more than 2000 subject entries, over 1000 were at the top A and B grades and over 1500 at grades A to C. In 33 of the A level subjects offered by the College a 100% pass rate was achieved.

New buildings[edit]

A view of the Piazza, Godalming College.

Above, a panoramic, showing the new Piazza in early Spring 2014. In 2000, the newly completed building achieved the Best New Building Award in the Godalming Trust Civic Design Awards.[4] Since then, three new blocks have been built, including a library block, sports hall and a performing arts building.

Christian Union[edit]

A Christian Union has been run at Godalming College since its transformation from Godalming Grammar School to a Sixth Form College. Over the years they have caught the attention of local media. In 2006 they hosted talks surrounding the similarities and differences of Islam and Christianity[5] and again in 2010.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/s/2079013_college_application_queues_led_to_riot
  2. ^ "Adult Learning Inspectorate - Godalming College" (PDF). Ofsted. Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  3. ^ a b c http://www.godalming.ac.uk/achievements/examination_results
  4. ^ Surrey Advertiser
  5. ^ "A question of faith". http://www.getsurrey.co.uk. Surrey Advertiser. Retrieved 3 April 2012. 
  6. ^ Godalming alumni
  7. ^ "Rikki Clarke". 
  8. ^ "Simon Shaw Profile". Rugby Football Union. Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  9. ^ Harvey, Hettie (21 August 2009). "Rachel Hurd-Wood: a modern gothic starlet". ES Magazine. 
  10. ^ "Commandant General RM". royalnavy.mod.uk. Retrieved 2009-07-25. 

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