The women's team foil was one of eight fencing events on the fencing at the 1980 Summer Olympics programme. It was the sixth appearance of the event. The competition was held from 26 to 27 July 1980. 43 fencers from 9 nations competed.
Great Britain defeated Hungary, 8–8 with a touches tie-breaker of 61–58. Hungary then beat Poland, 10–6. Great Britain needed only a win or narrow loss to advance (8–8 would be sufficient to ensure Great Britain's advancement through the bouts tie-breaker, while a 9–7 loss would require looking to the touches tie-breaker), but Poland won decisively at 12–4 to set a three-way tie at 1–1. The bouts tie-breaker left Great Britain out of the elimination rounds. Poland had a 122–106 touches record to Hungary's 119–113, giving the Polish team the first place in the group.