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Pipers Corner is an independent day school for girls aged 4 – 18. Set in 92 acres of beautiful Chiltern countryside, the school is 4 miles north of High Wycombe and 2 miles from Great Missenden.
At Pipers Corner all girls are supported and challenged to achieve their full potential. Our nurturing and encouraging environment enables the girls to grow into mature, confident and independent individuals. Academically successful, our girls progress to further study at Oxbridge and other top universities or specialist dance, drama and music colleges.
Sport is popular at Pipers, from the 25-metre indoor swimming pool to the sports hall and outdoor pitches including an astro; we can accommodate a wide range of extra-curricular activities. Similarly, those with creative interests benefit from the use of dance, drama, textile, art, ceramics, design and technology studios, as well as a large music department.
Pipers Corner is committed to a programme of continual improvement. Following the opening of new facilities for our Sixth Form students in September 2015, our new Arts Centre, complete with 280 seat theatre and café, opened in September 2016, along with a brand new Library, situated at the very heart of the school.
Gifted & Talented
We are committed to develop the gifts and talents of all our girls to the full. Gifted & Talented learners are identified through assessment data and through discussions with individual departments so that individual gifts (e.g. in sports, performing arts) can be fostered and developed. Girls then take part in specific programmes and/or clubs and outings which aim to explore their areas of interest in depth beyond the classroom.
Our Learning Support Team offers consultation, assessment and support across the school. We can cater for pupils with a variety of needs and support is offered in a needs led way both within the classroom and on a 1:1 basis, following the development of an Individual Education Plan (IEP).
Bursaries & Scholarships
11+ Entry – 11+ Scholarships for entry into the Senior School are available in the following areas: Academic, Art, Performing Arts and PE. All girls applying for Scholarships will be expected to take our 11+ Entrance Examinations in the January of the year of entry achieve the required standard. Scholarship assessments will take place in the same week as the general 11+ Entrance Examinations. For girls awarded a Scholarship, means-tested Bursaries are also available up to a maximum of 100% of fees (including any Scholarship award). We also offer “The Jessie Cross Award” – a means-tested award of up to 100% of fees which is available to a deserving student, currently educated in a state primary school, and who shows promise in a number of areas.
16+ Entry – Scholarship applications are considered for any subject offered at A Level. Girls may be awarded either a Major or Minor Scholarship for study in the Sixth Form (neither of these Awards are means-tested). In addition to any specific Scholarship assessment, all girls applying for Scholarships are required to sit a general Sixth Form entrance assessment paper and have an interview with the Head of Sixth. Scholarship assessments will take place in the March of the year of entry. A number of means-tested Bursaries are also available for entry to Sixth Form.