All sections of Palmers Green High School, from the Nursery through to the 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 Year 5 and 6 enjoy Science in the laboratories. Throughout, small class sizes and excellent teaching enable rapid progress, whilst exciting extra-curricular activities encourage girls to develop into well-rounded individuals.
Our purpose-built Nursery is designed for 3-4 year old girls, most of whom transfer to Reception at PGHS. Lower School classes from Reception though to Year 6 benefit hugely from the encouragement and expertise of their class teachers and teaching assistants. Favourable teaching group sizes, light and airy classrooms and access to Senior School facilities all lead to an inspirational learning environment. This is enriched by specialist teaching in Art, Design & Technology, Drama, French, Spanish, Music and PE – frequently in half class groups.
In the Senior School, small class sizes (an average of only 10 at GCSE) and a broad range of extra-curricular activities enriches the girls’ experience. In 2023, the overall percentage of A*/9/8 grades was a magnificent 41% and A*/9 to A/7 is 69%, placing them amongst the top performers in the country.
Former pupils enjoy coming back to share their news with recent leavers following Sixth Form courses at Henrietta Barnett, St Michael’s, Latymer, Dame Alice Owen’s, King’s College Mathematical School, Woodhouse Sixth Form, North London Collegiate, Aldenham, Downe House, Headington and Roedean. Older leavers are enjoying their courses at university, including Cambridge, Oxford, UCL, King’s London, Exeter, Nottingham and Leeds.
Ranked number one in The Sunday Times national league table for small independent schools with no sixth form, parents can be assured that Palmers Green High School girls not only attain excellent results in relation to their abilities and aptitudes, but also grow in confidence as members of this very special school community.