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Pipers Corner School
Pipers Lane, Great Kingshill, HP15 6LP, UK High Wycombe
+44 (0)1494 718255

"Meet the girls and you will understand why we sent our daughter here"

Life at Pipers Corner

Welcome to the Pipers Corner website. I hope that as you browse through its pages and sample the experiences and achievements of the girls in our school, you will gain a flavour of life in our community.

There is an atmosphere of caring and mutual respect here and an emphasis on family values, good manners and courtesy. We believe that school is about the education of the whole person and provides a wide range of activities both inside and outside the classroom. The girls are challenged to achieve excellence, but not overwhelmed.

Above all this is a school of individuals - there is no typical "Pipers" girl - each is helped to fulfil her academic and personal potential and to emerge with maturity, confidence and independence.

The school enjoys a beautiful location in 36 acres of the Chilterns. We are close to London and within easy reach of Heathrow airport. Come and visit us! One of our Sixth form will show you around and give you a "girl's eye view" of the school.

Mrs Helen Ness-Gifford
- Headmistress


"Whether your daughter joins the school in the Pre-Preparatory Department, the Sixth Form or at any other stage in between, you can be sure that the curriculum she follows will be both broad and balanced."


The young girls in the Pre-Prep have the best of both worlds: core subjects taught by class teachers and the expertise of specialist staff and use of specialist facilities for subjects such as Ballet, Drama, Physical Education and Home Economics. The same is true for girls of 7 to 11 in our Preparatory Department.

The curriculum broadens further at 12 when girls embark upon a second modern foreign language (French being the first.)

Girls progress through the National Curriculum Key Stages and tests are conducted at 7, 11 and 14.

Most girls at Pipers take 9 GCSEs. All study English, English Literature, Mathematics, Science (Dual Award) and French. In addition they choose three options from a selection of about fifteen subjects. Some opt to pursue Art or perhaps I.T. as a tenth GCSE course as part of our Extended Day programme.

Sixth-Formers too enjoy a wide range of options. Some study 2 or 3 Advanced Level subjects; others opt for GNVQ Advanced Business Studies; a few decide to combine GNVQ with an another "A" level. They also follow an enrichment programme which includes Wider Studies, Current Affairs, Physical Education, Careers Education and Guidance and Religious Studies

"We have opportunities for Thespians of every age and scope for every kind of sporty or crafty activity."

Clubs and Activities

Can you belly dance?! You’ll never know if you don’t give it a try! Arabic Dancing is only one of a wide variety of clubs and activities which Pipers has to offer both during the lunch hour or after school. Anything from embroidery to archaeology; scenery painting to five-a-side football; computers to consort choir. We have a tradition of excellence in public speaking and debating and a well-established Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme and Young Enterprise Programme. Anyone interested in ecological and environmental issues might opt for Rain Forest Awareness Club. We have opportunities for Thespians of every age and scope for every kind of sporty or crafty activity. If a mental workout is more your sort of thing, why not come along to Latin or Italian Club? 

So notch up another first and try something completely new. Who knows, you may have hidden talent!


GCE Advanced Level

100% of all the results at A-Level were at grades A-E

63% of all the results at A-Level were at grades A and B

35% of all the results at A-Level were at grade A

This year's 100% pass rate is another exceptionally pleasing result and accompanies a high percentage of A and B grades (maintaining the last two years’ improved results) as well as an excellent percentage of A grades.  We are delighted that these achievements have enabled the Upper Sixth to progress successfully to their chosen universities to follow a wide variety of courses in Higher Education.  In September 2007, our girls have embarked on courses at many of the major UK universities, including Cambridge, as well as at specialist Drama, Art and Music colleges.

GCE Advanced-Subsidiary Level (AS)

In the seventh year of Advanced Subsidiary Examinations (AS) we are pleased with these promising results.  Most girls sat four subjects at this level and they begin the A2 year with confidence, most choosing three subject areas for more advanced study.

89% of all the results at AS-Level were at grades A-E
41% of all the results at AS-Level were at grades A and B
20% of all the results at AS-Level were at grade A


   Pipers Corner     
A* - C    96%     
A* - B    75%     
A* and A    44%     
A*    14%     

Girls achieving 5 or more GCSEs at grades A*-C   98.3%

Average number of GCSE passes at grades A*-C per girl   9

One third of the girls in the year group achieved six or more A*/A grades.

These are excellent results, which maintain our recent years record of over 40% top grades, A* or A.  As well as the outstanding results which were anticipated for some of the most able girls, there were excellent individual achievements for girls who were weaker academically.

The girls were delighted with their results, knowing that they had achieved so much because of their own commitment and also because they had been encouraged and supported by an excellent teaching staff.



"Every pupil has the right to enjoy her learning and leisure free from intimidation, both in the school and in the surrounding community."

Pipers Corner Code of Conduct

The one rule for all of us is that EVERYONE acts with courtesy and consideration for others.

This means that:

  • We always speak politely, respect people's feelings and try to understand other points of view.
  • We respect other people's possessions.
  • We respect our surroundings, keeping school clean and tidy so that it is a welcoming place.
  • We take a pride in our appearance.
  • We are quiet and sensible as we move about school and in lessons so that it is as easy as possible for everyone to learn. We are silent when required.


Anti-Bullying Code

Every girl at Pipers has the right to enjoy her learning and leisure free from intimidation, both in the school and in the surrounding community.

Our school community will not accept and will question any unkind actions or hurtful remarks.

Any deliberate and/or repeated wounding action or comment will be called bullying. It will be dealt with seriously.

We are a listening school. We all have a duty to report bullying.

Bullying is too important to ignore.

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