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Welcome to Palmers Green High School Winchmore Hill

Palmers Green High School, founded in 1905 by Miss Alice Hum, has provided girls with an exceptional education for over 100 years.  At Palmers Green High School, we specialise in educating girls, challenging and guiding them to achieve their full potential within our warm and friendly school environment.

The school motto, “By Love Serve One Another” was carefully chosen and it still epitomises our special ethos 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.

Palmers Green High School is a very special ‘through-school’ where pupils progress in a familiar setting and benefit from seamless transitions across the key stages in the Nursery, Prep, Junior and Senior Schools.  There is an authentic feeling of being one family where strong friendships are formed and extend beyond year groups. We are very proud of our school and would be delighted to welcome you to one of our open days or throughout the year for a personalised tour dependent on Government guidelines.  You can also enjoy a selection of on-line virtual tours here.

Mrs Wendy Kempster, Headmistress

About Us

A School Experience Like No Other

At Palmers Green High School, all sections of the school (Nursery, Preps, Juniors and Seniors) enjoy being part of our ‘one school’ community.  Preps use the same facilities as the GCSE pupils in some subjects, e.g. Art, Music, PE and D&T, and Juniors enjoy Science in the laboratories.   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.

Parent and Pupil Testimonials During Lockdown

“Thank you for the amazing work you and the team at PGHS have done to get this home working effective. Incredible.”


“Thank you all for your continued support at this very difficult time for all of us. I would just like to say that we appreciate all you do for the children.”


“I have to say, online learning is actually quite enjoyable, and it is nice to experience independent learning. I hope this time isn’t too difficult for you, and that you are keeping healthy and safe.”

Year 11 Pupil

“My daughter’s day seems happy, filled with routine and chatting to her friends. At first I thought this was going to be a challenge, but it’s going very well!”


“We are so impressed by the way the school has managed to offer such a comprehensive timetable in such difficult circumstances.”


“Hi everyone at PGHS. Just to say Thank you for all your hard work. My daughter and a good number of other girls have followed their daily routine remotely and have kept busy all day. No time wasted. I am so pleased!!! Thank you.”


“Yesterday went well and it did seem strange, but I enjoyed it.”

Year 7 Pupil

“We are really grateful for the hard work you are putting in to continue to provide our girls their education.”


“It makes our lives so much easier to have structure and planned school work ready for the girls each day.”


“Thank you and everyone in PGHS for your hard efforts to continue educating the children under such challenging conditions.”


Extra Curricular

Recognising the importance of developing well-rounded individuals, we offer an exciting programme of extra-curricular activities. PGHS takes every opportunity to nurture your daughter’s passions and develop her skills, providing over 80 clubs per week.

News & Events

On the 8th May 1905 Palmers Green High School began when Miss Alice Hum welcomed twelve pupils to her School.  The School was originally located in Number 1 Osborne Road, Palmers Green, but in 1918 moved to Avondale Hall in Hoppers Road, Winchmore Hill, by which time the roll had grown to 300 pupils.

posted 20 Aug

We would like to praise the GCSE Class of 2020 for the personal strength and resilience that they have shown during this very challenging time. Across the UK, students left their schools in March with... Read More

posted 01 Aug

Palmers Green High School has been judged ‘excellent’ in all aspects of its educational provision in a report released on Friday by the Independent Schools Inspectorate. The selective school for girls, aged from three to...

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posted 01 Aug

Roy Apps, the acclaimed children’s author and scriptwriter visited the Lower School on World Book Day and spent time with Reception to Year 6 talking about his books, writing and where ideas for his stories...

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posted 01 Aug

Girls from the Prep and Junior departments (Reception through to Year 6) at Palmers Green High School raised in excess of £3,500 for the NSPCC after taking part in a Spellathon. Some of the pupils...

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