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Palmers Green High School

Palmers Green High School is an independent selective day school for girls aged 3-16. The school provides a first class education with excellent pastoral care. The Nursery is for 3-4 year old girls, most of whom transfer to Reception at PGHS. The school has been ranked number 1 in The Sunday Times Parent Power league table for small schools since 2018 based on its GCSE/IGCSE results. All aspects of the school were judged excellent/outstanding in its latest inspection.

104 Hoppers Road
Winchmore Hill
N21 3LJ

+44 (0)20 8886 1135

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ISC associations: GSA, AGBIS, ISBA

Religious affiliation: Non-denominational

Day/boarding type: Day

Gender profile: Girls only

Size: 267

Palmers Green High School fees:

Day fees per term:
£2,100 to £5,700

Scholarships & bursaries:

ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
308 / 6001

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 3 to 17 (267)

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Academic Scholarships and Subject Awards at 11+

Academic Scholarships and Subject Awards, for which internal and external candidates are equally eligible, may be awarded to candidates who perform well in the 11+ Entrance Examination in Mathematics and/or English. All pupils sitting the Entrance Examination on Saturday 15th January 2022 will be considered for these academic scholarships and awards. 

Academic Scholarships and 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 may decide not to offer any Academic Scholarships or Subject Awards.

Music Awards

Music Awards are available at 11+. These awards entitle successful candidates to music lessons in one or two instruments throughout their Senior School career at PGHS, subject to continued progress and contribution to the musical life of the School.

Music lessons are normally provided by the School’s visiting instrumental staff. Alternatively, a contribution to the costs of approved external teaching for an award holder will be granted but will not exceed the termly charge in force at the School.

Candidates should have reached at least Grade 4 Associated Board standard and for the audition should perform two contrasting pieces on their first-choice instrument and, where applicable, one piece on their second and/or third instruments. The assessment will include aural tests and sight reading. Candidates for Music Awards must also pass the academic entrance examination. Please complete and submit the 11+ Music Award Application Form.

NEW 2022

Art Scholarship, Drama Scholarship and Sport Scholarship

We are very pleased to announce that we are introducing these scholarships for pupils entering Year 7 in September 2022. Please follow the link below to the Scholarship section of the website where you will find Scholarship Information documents and Application Forms for each subject. https://www.pghs.co.uk/admissions/scholarships-bursaries/

Your daughter can apply for any number of scholarships but a candidate is unlikely to be awarded more than one.

Value of Scholarships and Awards

Scholarships will be awarded at a rate of no more than 10% of School fees. Scholarships may be awarded in conjunction with a Bursary but not another Scholarship. Scholarships are held for the duration of a pupil’s time at the School, subject to sustained levels of performance and participation. Academic Awards are subject to the same information as given above for Scholarships. Music Awards are subject to the information given in the Music Award section above and may be granted in conjunction with a Bursary and another Scholarship or Award.

Bursaries at 11+

A limited number of means-tested Bursaries giving assistance towards the tuition fees 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 11+ Entrance Examination on Saturday 15th January 2022. Before requesting a Bursary form, parents must first register their daughter for a place. Parents are normally informed of the outcome of their Bursary application by mid-February. 

Bursaries are means tested in accordance with the School’s criteria. Both parents are required to provide proof of their income and assets. The level of support varies according to parental need and the funds available. Before the offer of a Bursary is confirmed, a member of staff and/or a member of the Governing Body may visit the family at their home.

Bursaries are reviewed annually and the School reserves the right to require parents to provide evidence of financial circumstances each year.

The retention of a Bursary, Scholarship, Subject Award or Music Award for the full five years of the Senior School for a successful candidate will be dependent on continuing merit and satisfactory behaviour as judged by the Headmistress.

Assessment dates for 2022 intake

Year 7 entrance and scholarship examination: Saturday 15th January 2022.

If you require any further information please contact the School on office@pghs.co.uk or call 020 8886 1135.

Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • Academic scholarships
  • Art scholarships
  • Drama scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • Sibling discounts
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils

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Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, ISC is not responsible for inaccuracies