Plymouth High School for Girls

Plymouth, United Kingdom

Location: Plymouth, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Girls
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About Plymouth High School for Girls

Plymouth High School for Girls is a single-sex, selective (grammar), non-denominational secondary school with sixth-form located in Plymouth, Devon. It is a community state school, smaller than average for a school of its type, and provides 804 places for girls aged 11-18.

Plymouth High was founded in 1874.


Mary Utton

Values and Vision

Plymouth High believes as much in preparing its students for life as it does their school years, shown by its slogan “For life, not school, we learn”. It aims to help its students achieve socially, personally and educationally, stressing the importance of the three Rs – respect, resilience and responsibility. The school promotes a caring and supportive atmosphere, and its core values include consideration, tolerance, respect, honesty, integrity and fairness. It is proud of its students, who are encouraged to grow both academically, by following the diverse and balanced curriculum, and as individuals.


“The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. [The headteacher], senior leaders and governors have a common and accurate view of the school’s strengths and weaknesses. The school development plan is sharply focused to address the identified priorities and work is under way on most of these. [Leaders] have fostered very strong relationships with other agencies to support pupils and their families.”

View Plymouth High School for Girls’ latest Ofsted report

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Address: St. Lawrence Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 6HT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1752 208308
Positions available at Plymouth High School for Girls