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Palmers Green High School

104 Hoppers Road, Winchmore Hill, London, England N21 3LJ

Age Range & Fees

Age Range3 to 16
Annual Day Fees *£6000 to £16260
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
Annual Full Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
* Currency: GB Pound

Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
0Full Boarding0
0Weekly Boarding0

Number of Staff

Full-time: 21
Part-time: 19

GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

Pass Rate - Age 18

Exams at age 18

Higher Education

Pupils who went on to Higher Education
Head Photo

Wendy Kempster

All sections of the school, from the Nursery through to the Seniors, enjoy being part of our 'one school' community. Preps use the same facilities as the GCSE students in some subjects e.g. Art, Music, PE and D&T, and Juniors enjoy Science in the laboratories. Throughout, small class sizes and excellent teaching enable rapid progress, whilst exciting extra-curricular activities encourage girls to develop into well-rounded individuals.

Our purpose-built Nursery is designed for 3-4 year old girls, most of whom transfer to Reception at PGHS. Lower School classes from Reception though to Year 6 benefit hugely from the encouragement and expertise of their class teachers and teaching assistants. Favourable teaching group sizes, light and airy classrooms and access to senior school facilities all lead to an inspirational learning environment. This is enriched by specialist teaching in Art, Design & Technology, Drama, French, Spanish, Music and PE - frequently in half class groups.

In Senior School small class sizes (an average of only 10 at GCSE) and a broad range of extra-curricular activities enriches the girls' experience. In 2019, the overall percentage of A*/9/8 grades is a magnificent 61% and A*/9 to A/7 is 81%, placing them amongst the top performers in the country.

Former pupils enjoy coming back to share their news with recent leavers currently following Sixth Form courses at Henrietta Barnett, St Michael's, Latymer, Dame Alice Owen's, King's College Mathematical School, Woodhouse Sixth Form, North London Collegiate, Aldenham, Downe House, Headington and Roedean. Older leavers are enjoying their courses at university, including Cambridge, Oxford, UCL, King's London, Exeter, Nottingham and Leeds.

Ranked number one in The Sunday Times national league table for small independent schools, parents can be reassured that Palmers Green High School girls not only attain excellent results in relation to their abilities and aptitudes, but also grow in confidence and poise as members of this very special school community.

Palmers Green High School selects girls on the grounds of ability and aptitude. Entry into the Nursery is at 3 . Entry into the Main School is usually at 4 into the Prep Department, at 7 into the Junior Department and at 11 into the Senior School. For 11 entry, candidates sit examinations in English, Maths and Reasoning, which are designed for their age group. The Maths, English (Comprehension) and Reasoning (NVR and VR) assessments are done via the ISEB Common Pre-test. English (Creative Writing) is a traditional written paper.
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My daughter is always happy to go to school and adores her teachers and classmates.


Individuals are given the tools and the time to be the best they can be with encouragement and help from all. I couldn’t be any happier with our choice of school for our daughter.


The friendly, family-like atmosphere. My daughter is only in Reception, but she seems to know girls throughout the school. Soon after she started we were walking home when a group of Year 3 girls were walking with their parents and they all affectionately called my daughter’s name and waved to her....


We loved the fact that it’s a cosy school with lovely staff who put the girls and their education at the centre of everything.

    What we offer

    • Design Technology
    • Drama/Theatre
    • ICT
    • French
    • Spanish
    • Athletics
    • Basketball
    • Cross-Country
    • Fitness Training
    • Football
    • Gymnastics
    • Netball
    • Rounders
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Touch Rugby
    • Adventure Training
    • Dance
    • Drama
    • Duke of Edinburgh
    • Horse Riding & Management
    • Language Club
    • Public Speaking
    • Skiing
    • Yoga
    • Band/Orchestra
    • Brass
    • Choir
    • Keyboard
    • Singing
    • Strings
    • Woodwind
    • After School Club
    • Before School Club
    • Gifted Children
    • International Students
    • Special Diets
    • Hearing
    • Visual
    • Dyslexia
    • Aspergers
    • Delicate/Medical
    • Epilepsy

    Method of Entry

    • Entry test or exam
    • Interview

    Scholarships & Bursaries

    • Academic
    • Siblings
    • Music
    • Financial Assistance
    • Scholarships - Other
    • Science

    Curriculum and Exams:

    • IGCSE - International General Certicicate of Secondary Education

    Religious Affiliation:

    • Non-denominational

    Teaching Languages:

    • English
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