Pipers Corner School

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Great Kingshill
High Wycombe
HP15 6LP
01494 718255
Pupils
590
Ages
4 - 18
Gender
Girls only
Type
Other independent school
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NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
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NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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School Description

Pipers Corner School is an independent day school for girls aged 4 – 18, set in 96 acres of Chiltern countryside. Pipers Corner encourages and supports girls to grow, succeed and discover in all areas, be that on the sports field, in the studio or through the relationships they develop with others. The nurturing and encouraging environment enables them to grow into mature, confident and independent individuals. Academically successful, girls progress to further study at Oxbridge and other top universities or specialist colleges. All girls benefit from the wide range of excellent facilities such as extensive sport facilities including a flood-lit, triple court multi use games area and dedicated areas for Science, Art, Design Technology and Music. Pipers opened new facilities for the Sixth Form in September 2015 and the new Pipers Arts Centre, complete with 280 seat theatre and café has provided excellent accommodation for Drama, Dance and theatre productions.

Pipers Corner School Reviews

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BY PARENTS, FOR PARENTS

“An Excellent All-Round School”
AUTHOR:
"> Pipers Pre-Prep is outstanding. The younger girls have their own separate school building in Woodlands, and their own secure outside areas including chickens. The buildings are light and air conditioned, and the new team of staff in Pre-Prep is absolutely on top of their game. Our daughter has progressed both academically and in all-round confidence in the two years, she has been at the school. Strongly recommended, and we're looking forwards to Prep and Seniors.
“Where magic comes to life!”
AUTHOR:
"> Pipers Corner is simply a magical place. We feel incredibly lucky to have found this school that 'gets' our daughter and were happy to lose our deposit elsewhere in favour of Pipers. Teachers and leadership are second to none. They are approachable with a 'what can I do?' attitude. Drama and art as I understand have always been strong at Pipers but the music department has made an enormous improvement recently. You simply cannot find school that is doing better anywhere elsewhere in terms of the co-curricular activities in my opinion. As for the overall education, they develop and push the girls in all directions.
“A Wonderful School”
AUTHOR:
"> Pipers Corner is a wonderful school. We have two girls at the school and have experienced all Pipers has to offer over the years from pre-prep to 6th form. We would encourage any parent to visit the school for themselves, meet the girls and staff and see first hand the happy , engaged faces and the amazing facilities. The academic results and inspection report speak for themselves but for a true feel of a school you need to see it for yourself. Our girls have thrived at Pipers and we could not be happier with our choice of school.
“Great All Round School”
AUTHOR:
"> Our daughter has attended a few schools due to moving around with work, Pipers stands out above the rest on an all round basis and our daughter enjoys attending. Great improvements in all core subjects, with teachers going over and above to make sure the children that want to learn can. Lots of choice for after school clubs and trips away. Has been an over bias towards drama, but new sports teachers have recently been appointed that are making great improvements - they just need to employ two more. Negatives - Food has gone down hill drastically, they run out on a regular basis and the quality is very poor despite the sales campaign that it's fantastic.
“Unimpressed”
AUTHOR:
"> In my experience as a parent, Pipers isn't very good. Some of the teaching is substandard, the place has a complacent attitude and the fees go up 5% every year without explanation or justification. The staff don't know or enforce the school's rules about issues such as make-up. The lack of competition from other independent girls day schools in the area means the school can be full without needing to try very hard. Our other child is at a local grammar school and is getting a much better education at no cost to us.
“Very poor”
AUTHOR:
"> I agree with the other reviews. Teachers appear hugely demotivated and appear to be taking their frustrations out on the pupils. Headmistress is refers to the girls as the "snowflake generation". In fact, her whole speech at the end of term was based around this. Oh yes, and lots of digs at parents complaining. If the standards were what one expects from an expensive fee paying school then there would be no complaints. If my daughter wasn't so far down the road towards her GCSEs, we would be looking elsewhere as would many other parents in her year.
“Style Over Substance”
AUTHOR:
"> Totally agree with the above review. Attention to detail seems to be on getting customers through the door and not on providing quality education. Teachers seem demotivated and many staff leave each year. My daughter has progressed very little in the past two years, and cover lessons are a regular occurrance for her. Very disappointed and searching for an alternative, as are several other parents.
“All top show”
AUTHOR:
"> Was fantastic when my daughter first started. Has gone downhill in the last 18 months. Lots of really good teachers leaving, non existent music department (this has actually been non existent for a number of years) and I have been told today that a GCSE maths set don't actually have a teacher at present. The Pipers food up until the last year was fabulous. Terrible since an outside caterer was appointed. Such meagre portions that my daughter comes home every night hungry. Beautiful surroundings, amazing facilities but all very top show I am afraid. HUGELY disappointed in our choice of school for our daughter.
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News & events from Pipers Corner School

Last update: 04 April 2020

IT’S A KIND OF MAGIC

Girls at Pipers Corner fully embraced the world of rock music at the end of November with their hugely impressive performances of “Schools We Will Rock You”.

The musical tells the story of a group of Bohemians who struggle to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion, and live music in a distant future where everyone dresses, thinks and acts the same. Musical instruments and composers are forbidden, and rock music is all but unknown. Featuring classic Queen tracks including “Radio Ga Ga”, “Somebody to Love”, “We are the Champions” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” the girls brought the house down with their energetic portrayal of how “real music” was brought back to life.

The show was the perfect choice as the inaugural production in the school’s brand new £5 million Arts Centre which opened its doors in October. At the heart of the Centre is an impressive theatre which seats up to 280 people and is fully equipped with a large and flexible stage, including orchestra pit, along with state-of-the-art sound and lighting facilities.

“We Will Rock You” provided the girls not only with the opportunity to show their exceptional ability as actors, singers and dancers - it also allowed the crew to really showcase the technical abilities of our wonderful new facility as they demonstrated great professionalism in their work on set, costume, lighting and sound.

Headmistress, Helen Ness-Gifford said, “The performances have been an absolute triumph for the girls who have worked so hard this term and showed huge amounts of dedication in rehearsals. Both cast and crew have shown that they are capable in so many ways and I could not have asked for more of a production to herald the opening of our new Theatre. I look forward to future productions and seeing even more of what the girls are able to achieve in this professional standard facility.”

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