Penwortham Girls' High School

Lancashire, United Kingdom

Location: Lancashire, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Girls
Age range: 11 - 16 years

About Penwortham Girls' High School

Penwortham Girls’ High School is a maintained, 11-16, comprehensive school that has served Penwortham and surrounding areas since 1954.

As a comprehensive school we cater for the full ability range and are proud of our continued success in ensuring achievement for all our pupils. We believe our school is a thinking, caring school and a good place to grow up in!

We aim to develop young women confident in their ability to learn, and able to adapt that learning to new situations.

We are a girls’ school and believe that this is a bonus in the adolescent years. We aim to challenge our pupils academically, socially and morally by encouraging achievement, equality and respect for others. We believe we offer a rich environment for learning where curiosity, confidence and willingness to take on new ideas are developed.

OUR MISSION IS TO DEVELOP: Articulate, Questioning, Tolerant, Independent Women with Control over their Lives

• To promote an environment in which each pupil can achieve her potential: academic, social, cultural, physical, aesthetic, and creative.
• To promote a caring community in which individuals have a sense of their own worth.
• To provide equal opportunity to all pupils in all areas of their life.
• To promote tolerance, sensitivity and understanding of others.
• To enable each individual to develop her own sense of values.
• To provide each child with an appropriate course of study according to her ability.
• To provide an environment in which pupils can acquire skills necessary for life in an ever changing society.
• to promote: Self-discipline, Self-respect, Self-esteem

“Penwortham Girls’ High School is a good school. It offers a high quality of education and care and provides an environment which successfully promotes academic achievement and personal development.”

“The proportion of students achieving A* to A grades in the GCSE examinations in 2006… twice the national average. These good results are the consequence of effective teaching and of the students’ strong commitment to learning and their desire to achieve.”

“The personal development of the students is good; as is the care and guidance and support they receive. They behave well and are tolerant of and respectful to each other. They enjoy coming to school and they feel safe here.”


Penwortham Girls’ High School was awarded Beacon Schools Status in 1999 and is recognised as an Investor in People school. It is a member of the South Ribble Network Learning Federation and was named as an outstanding school in the HMIS Annual Report 2002.
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Address: Cop Lane, Penwortham, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 0SR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1772 743399
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