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Why Choose Palmers Green High School for your daughter?


A PGHS education will give your daughter a great start in life. Headmistress Wendy Kempster discusses the reasons why…

Traditional Values

A forward thinking school with strong traditions.

We are driven by our aims, ethos, tradition and values to create a community of parents, pupils and teachers working passionately towards the same goals.

Our teaching and pastoral care embed strong moral and spiritual values, exemplified by our 114 year old school motto “By Love Serve One Another”.

Academic Success

We specialise in educating girls, providing exciting learning opportunities to encourage curiosity, creativity and confidence.

PGHS is TOP of the Sunday Times League Table for small independent schools. Girls leave PGHS with outstanding GCSE results transferring to high achieving sixth forms before moving on to the top universities in the country.

Nursery to GCSE

PGHS is a very special ‘through-school’ where strong friendships are formed and extend beyond year groups.

Pupils progress in a familiar setting, benefiting from seamless transitions across Key Stages and there is an authentic feeling of being one family.

Attention to detail from small class sizes

Small class sizes enable staff to spot and nurture the potential of each individual.

Our lower staff-to-pupil ratios encourage close relationships between staff, pupils and parents and a greater level of individual attention.

Wide range of extra-curricular activities and trips

In addition to academic success, we understand the importance of developing well-rounded individuals.

PGHS offers an exciting programme of extra-curricular activities with over 80 running every week!

School trips to museums, theatres, galleries, field trips, as well as language, history and art trips abroad offer valuable learning opportunities outside the classroom. Other activities include Kingswood, skiing and the Duke of Edinburgh Award.


Our School combines high standards of teaching with superb pastoral care.

PGHS teachers are highly qualified and passionate about their subject. Specialist teachers deliver timetabled sport, music, drama, art, D&T and languages to pupils at all educational stages.

Pastoral care is exceptional and dedicated staff support pupils throughout their time at PGHS.  Pupils develop the strength of character and vision to become confident and responsible young people.

Excellent facilities

Learning is enhanced by specialist teaching, facilities and resources.

Teaching rooms are all equipped with state of the art teaching walls providing modern, bespoke learning environments. Girls benefit from using the specialist science laboratories, D&T workshop, music suite, library and art studio.


We are committed to enabling girls to discover and develop their sporting talents.

Sports are taught on site and at the local Walker Cricket Ground where the pupils enjoy year round use of the high quality netball and tennis courts, athletics field and football pitch. In addition, we use both Southbury and Southgate Leisure Centres to ensure pupils are offered a diverse range of sporting activities including aerobics, badminton, basketball, swimming and trampolining.

Wrap-around care

In an environment that nurtures and cares for children combined with healthy, nutritious food.

We run a Breakfast Club and have exclusive links with M&M Childcare who provide bespoke After School provision for PGHS.


We are your local school.

Your daughter can be involved in extra-curricular activities after school and be home at a reasonable time to be involved in activities outside of school, to tackle her homework and still have time to relax.

Come along to one of our Working Open Mornings (details below) or arrange for a personal tour at a time that suits you.  Details can be found on our website at www.pghs.co.uk or telephone 020 8886 1135.

Prep Open Morning – Wednesday 13th February 9.30am to 11.00am

Prep Open Morning – Friday 3rd May 9.30am to 11.00am

Senior School Open Morning – Friday 8th March 9.30am to 11.00am

Taster Day for Year 7 entry – Friday 24th May 9.00am to 3.00pm

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