Pipers Corner School

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Pipers Corner School
Great Kingshill

HP15 6LP

Coordinates51°40′11″N 0°44′47″W / 51.66979°N 0.74651°W / 51.66979; -0.74651Coordinates: 51°40′11″N 0°44′47″W / 51.66979°N 0.74651°W / 51.66979; -0.74651
TypeIndependent day
MottoThey Will Rise Like Eagles
Religious affiliation(s)Church of England
FounderMiss Jessie Cross
Local authorityBuckinghamshire
Department for Education URN110545 Tables
HeadmistressHelen Ness-Gifford
Age4 to 18
HousesHampden, Mandeville, Milton and Penn

Pipers Corner School is an independent day school for girls in Great Kingshill, Buckinghamshire, England. There are 571 pupils aged from 4 to 18 years. The school is an Educational Charitable Trust administered by a Board of Governors. Its current headmistress is Mrs Helen Ness-Gifford. There are three age groups: Pre-Prep for 4 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, arts theater (stage, dance studios and a cafe) dance studios, drama studios, a ceramics room, art studios, numerous ICT suites, music rooms, a large sports hall, four tennis/netball courts, astro-turf (including hockey, netball and tennis courts), a rock climbing wall, 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, choir and debating.

Notable alumnae[edit]


  1. ^ Memories of High Wycombe. True North Books Limited. 1999. ISBN 1-900463-84-9.
  2. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b077nzdc[not in citation given]

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