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Palmers Green High School

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

Private School (Fee Paying) Girls 3 - 16 Years Day

Palmers Green High School (PGHS) is a leading independent school which specialises in educating girls aged 3-16 years in our Nursery, Lower and Senior School.

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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 pupils 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 pupils 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 the Senior School, small class sizes (an average of only 10 at GCSE) and a broad range of extra-curricular activities enriches the pupils' experience. In 2022, the overall percentage of A*/9/8 grades is a magnificent 65% and A*/9 to A/7 is 85%, 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 pupils 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 pupils 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.

Parent



My daughter is always happy to go to school and adores her teachers and classmates.

Parent



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.

Parent



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....

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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.

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What We Offer

  • GCSE - General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • IGCSE - International General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • LAMDA - London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
    • French
    • Spanish
    • Athletics
    • Badminton
    • Basketball
    • Cricket
    • Cross-Country
    • Fitness Training
    • Football
    • Gymnastics
    • Netball
    • Rounders
    • Squash
    • Swimming
    • Table Tennis
    • Tennis
    • Touch Rugby
    • Band
    • Chess
    • Choir
    • Cooking
    • Dance
    • Debating
    • Drama
    • Duke of Edinburgh
    • Horse Riding & Management
    • Language Club
    • Lego
    • Music
    • Orchestra
    • Public Speaking
    • Skiing
    • Table Tennis
    • Trampolining
    • Yoga
    • Aspergers Syndrome (AS)
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Delicate/Medical Conditions
    • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
    • Epilepsy
    • Hearing Impairment (HI)
    • Visual Impairment (VI)
    • After School Club
    • Breakfast Club
    • Coeliac/Gluten Intolerance
    • Dairy Intolerance
    • Gifted Children
    • Halal
    • International Students
    • Nut Allergies
    • Special Diets
    • Vegetarian
    • Wrap Around Care

    Admissions

    • Assessment
    • Entry test or exam
    • Interview
    • Report from previous school
    • References
    • Trial day at school
    • Bursaries
    • Drama
    • Academic
    • Art
    • Siblings
    • Music
    • Sport
    • Non-denominational
    • English

      Age Range & Fees

      Age Range3 to 16
      Annual Day Fees *6615 to 17955
      Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *0 to 0
      Annual Full Boarding Fees *0 to 0
      * Currency: Argentinian Pesos

      Number of Pupils

      0Day250
      0Full Boarding0
      0Weekly Boarding0
      0Total250
      Boys Girls

      Number of Staff

      Full-time: 28
      Part-time: 32

      % Pupils Gaining GCSE/IGCSE Passes 5 - 9

      % Pupils Gaining A Level Grades A – C

      % Pupils Going To University