Palmers Green High School (PGHS) celebrated the 10th anniversary of its pre-school Nursery being at Wellington Road by inviting back the girls who attended when it first opened in April 2008. The girls, who are now in Years 8 and 9 at PGHS, joined the Nursery when they were 3 and 4 years old.
The Nursery first opened under the name of ‘The Alice Nursery’ to commemorate the School’s founder, Miss Alice Hum. It has since changed its name to Palmers Green High School Nursery to recognise the fact that it is an integral part of the education provided by the School.
Palmers Green High School Nursery is purpose-built to offer bright, modern facilities with a lovely outdoor soft surface play area. The girls can enjoy a continuous provision of activities including role play; small world resources; mathematical games; construction toys; creative resources; ICT equipment and a book corner. In the outside area, there is a wide variety of activities including sand and water, large blocks for construction, a play kitchen and toys such as scooters or bicycles to develop gross motor skills and aid physical development. The Nursery benefits from being in a quiet, residential tree-lined area.
Trips from the Nursery are organised to enhance further the pupils’ learning and experiences. For example, they might visit a farm, a zoo or local gardens as part of their topic work. Specialist practitioners are invited to the Nursery to lead exciting dance or storytelling sessions. The police and fire services also come to talk to the pupils about their work.
The Head of Nursery leads a highly qualified team of staff and in addition works very closely with the Reception teacher to ensure a smooth transition for the pupils at the end of the year.
Palmers Green High School has been educating girls since 1905 and from September it will be the only independent all-girls school in the local area. Girls can join the Nursery once they reach 3 years of age and are given priority for a place in the Reception class. If you are interested in a place for September, please telephone Admissions on 0208 886 1135 to check the latest availability.
“PGHS is incredible, everyone is so kind. It’s like a big family.” Rhiannon McDermott, Year 8.
“I was a very shy girl in the Nursery but the staff made me feel so welcome and I am still friends with girls who I met in the Nursery.” Sophie Miller, Year 10 (Head Girl).
“Palmers Green High School builds independent young women to be the leaders of tomorrow with an amazing work ethic. Our daughter started at the Nursery ten years ago and we are delighted that she has now been appointed Head Girl.” Mr Miller (Parent)
“The positive learning environment of Alice Nursery along with the outstanding skills of the staff provided a firm foundation of knowledge for my daughters. This gave them the ability to transition into Reception with confidence and ease.” Mrs Rashid (Parent)