Palmers Green High School

Palmers Green High School, founded in 1905 by Miss Alice Hum, has provided an exceptional education for over 100 years.

At PGHS we specialise in educating girls, challenging them to achieve their full potential within our warm and friendly school environment.

The school motto, “By Love Serve One Another”, was chosen carefully and it still epitomises our special ethos today where individuals are nurtured, successes are celebrated and their contribution to the community is greatly valued.

We provide an inspiring, challenging and supportive environment through which all pupils are given opportunities to be inquisitive, independent and develop a lifelong love of learning.

PGHS is a very special ‘through-school’ where pupils progress in a familiar setting and benefit from seamless transitions across the key stages in the Lower and Senior Schools. There is an authentic feeling of being ‘one family’ where strong friendships are formed and extend beyond year groups. All sections of the School, Nursery, Preps, Juniors and Seniors, enjoy being part of the PGHS community. Throughout Palmers Green High School small class sizes and excellent teaching enable rapid progress, whilst exciting extra-curricular activities encourage girls to develop into well-rounded individuals.

Our nurturing Nursery caters for girls 3-4 years old, most of whom transfer to Reception at PGHS. Prep and Junior classes 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, often in half class groups, in Art, Design & Technology, Drama, French, Spanish, Music, PE and the older Juniors enjoy Science in the laboratories.

In the Senior School, small class sizes, of around 15 pupils and a broad range of extra-curricular activities enrich the girls’ experience. In 2022, the overall percentage of A*/9/8 grades was a magnificent 65% and A*/9 to A/7 was 85%, placing Palmers Green High School pupils amongst the top performers in the country.

Ranked number one in The Sunday Times national league table for small independent schools, parents can be reassured that Palmers Green High School girls attain excellent results.

Essentials

  • Head Wendy Kempster
  • Wendy Kempster
  • Age range 3 - 16
  • Day / Boarding Day
  • Religious affiliation Non-denominational
  • Exams
  • 14+ GCSE, IGCSE
  • Fees (per term) September 2022 - July 2023
  • Prep/Junior School
    • Nursery: £2,205 - £3,600 per term
    • Prep: £4,180 per term
    • Junior: £4,475 per term
  • Senior School
    • £5,985 per term
  • Find out more about fees >
  • Exams
    • Exams
    • 14+ GCSE, IGCSE
  • Fees (per term)
    • Fees (per term) September 2022 - July 2023
    • Prep/Junior School
      • Nursery: £2,205 - £3,600 per term
      • Prep: £4,180 per term
      • Junior: £4,475 per term
    • Senior School
      • £5,985 per term
    • Find out more about fees >

Bursaries & Scholarships

11+ Academic Scholarships and Awards

At 11+ the School offers Academic Scholarships and Subject Awards, for which internal and external candidates are equally eligible. The Scholarships or Subject Awards may be awarded to candidates who perform well in the 11+ entrance examinations in Mathematics and English and at interview. All candidates sitting the entrance examination on the specified date will be considered for Scholarships and Subject Awards.

Scholarships and Subject Awards may be offered to the candidate or candidates who have, in the opinion of the Headmistress, achieved a high standard of attainment relative not only to the other candidates but also to the standards set by the School. If no candidate meets these requirements, then the School reserves the right to not offer any Scholarships or Subject Awards.

11+ Art Scholarship

Art Scholarships are offered to candidates who show a genuine enthusiasm for Art and Design and are fascinated by, or passionate about, a particular aspect of the arts curriculum. Art Scholars not only have exceptional technical skills but also use their creative and inquiring minds to find new approaches towards media and techniques. Art Scholars should show outstanding achievement or potential in a particular artistic area and stretch themselves, extending their learning by continually developing their skills.

11+ Drama Scholarship

Drama Scholarships are offered to candidates who demonstrate a natural talent, enthusiasm and potential for Drama. They should be confident performers who are reliable and committed to achieving at a high level in Drama. It is hoped that they are already making a good contribution to Drama at their current school and/or in the local community.

11+ Sports Scholarship

Sports Scholarships are offered to candidates who show the potential to be successful at an advanced or elite level. All candidates should represent their current school team/s at a level of excellence and should be involved in sporting clubs outside of school. Representative experience or its equivalent at county level or above should be aspired to. A passion for sport, commitment, motivation, dedication and a positive attitude are fundamental traits required by the candidates.

11+ Music Scholarship

Music Scholarships are offered to candidates who demonstrate a natural talent, enthusiasm and potential for Music. Candidates should have reached at least Grade 4 Associated Board standard on their instrument(s). They should be confident performers who are reliable and committed to achieving at a high level in Music. Ideally, they will already be making a good contribution to Music at their current school and/or in the local community. It is hoped that they will take Music for GCSE and apply to become the Performing Arts Prefect in their final year. Music Scholars are expected to take part in the wide range of extra-curricular Music activities that are available which include choirs, orchestras and ensembles.

Bursaries At 11+

A limited number of means-tested Bursaries are available for entrance into the School at 11+. Bursary forms are available from the School on request, and all parents wishing to be considered for a Bursary should complete and submit this form before their daughter sits the entrance examination. Before requesting a Bursary form, parents must first register their daughter for a place.

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Scholarships & Bursaries offered
  • Academic scholarships
  • Art scholarships
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Drama scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Sibling discounts
  • Sport scholarships

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