Pipers Corner School

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Pipers Corner School
Motto They Will Rise Like Eagles
Established 1930
Type Independent day
Religion Church of England
Headmistress Helen Ness-Gifford
Founder Miss Jessie Cross
Location Great Kingshill
High Wycombe
HP15 6LP
England Coordinates: 51°40′11″N 0°44′47″W / 51.66979°N 0.74651°W / 51.66979; -0.74651
Local authority Buckinghamshire
DfE number 825/6017
DfE URN 110545 Tables
Students 520~
Gender Girls
Ages 4–18
Houses Hampden, Mandeville, Milton and Penn
Website www.piperscorner.co.uk

Pipers Corner School is an independent day school for girls in Great Kingshill, Buckinghamshire, England. There are 580 pupils aged from 4 to 18 years. The school is an Educational Charitable Trust administered by a Board of Governors. Its current headmistress (March 2013) is Helen Ness-Gifford. There are three age groups: Pre-Prep for 3 to 7 years old; Prep for 7-11; and Senior for 11-18.


The school was first established in 1930 by Miss Jessie Cross as "The Old Vicarage School", Richmond. It moved to Prestwood Lodge, Buckinghamshire during The Blitz on London in the Second World War and officially opened at the present site on 23 March 1946, after the purchase of the Pipers Corner property in July 1945.[1]

Facilities, curriculum and extra-curricular activities[edit]

There are a wide range of facilities, including an indoor swimming pool, dance studios, drama studios, a ceramics room, art studios, numerous ICT suites, music rooms, a large sports hall, four tennis/netball courts, two lacrosse pitches, science laboratories and seven humanities rooms. In-school music lessons are available, including violin, clarinet, drums, guitar and singing. There are many clubs and extra-curriculum activities for the girls to enjoy, including swimming, netball, lacrosse, consort and debating. There are lots of school trips, including skiing.

Although Pipers Corner is a Church of England school, pupils are reminded it is a school with a Christian ethos.

Notable alumnae[edit]

Hiruth (Ruth Hailu), Librarian

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Memories of High Wycombe. True North Books Limited. 1999. ISBN 1-900463-84-9.