<p>Pipers Corner was founded by Miss Jessie Cross, an inspirational woman who had remarkable ideas for the education of girls in a single sex environment. The school started with 11 girls in Grove Park in Chiswick in 1930, moving to Richmond Hill in 1931 and splitting between two sites in 1935, the second being Prestwood in Buckinghamshire.</p><p>The school finally settled in its current site in the winter of 1945. By 1955 the number of pupils had doubled and there were 162 girls attending the school. Additions to the school took place throughout the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s included the Chapel, an outside swimming pool, the new building and subsequently Founders Wing and the Landau Hall.</p><p>In more recent years the inner courtyard was transformed into the glorious atrium, the Orchard Pool was built and a fitness suite was added. Today, Pipers Corner is a magnificent school that has 530 pupils ranging in age from 4 – 18 years. The ethos of academic excellence coupled with a nurturing environment that encourages every girl to achieve her potential, is the same one that has prevailed since the school’s conception over 80 years ago.</p><p>Mission statement:</p><p>Our aim is to provide a secure and happy environment in which each individual is helped to fulfil her potential and to emerge with maturity, confidence and a sense of independence.</p><p>Aims of the school:</p><p>We aim:</p><ul><li><p>To maintain and strengthen a school ethos which reflects a positive atmosphere in which each person is valued.</p></li><li><p>To encourage excellence and provide a high quality learning environment in which each girl is challenged to do her best.</p></li><li><p>To provide equal access to equal opportunities.</p></li><li><p>To provide a secure, structured environment based on mutual respect in which self-esteem and confidence are encouraged.</p></li><li><p>To encourage and expect the development of good manners and courtesy, truthfulness and considerate action, personal responsibility, self–discipline and social responsibility.</p></li><li><p>To instill in each girl the need to realise that they are part of a community and that they have an obligation to put back into life at least as much as they take out of it, whether it is to their family, their school or their country.</p></li><li><p>To uphold the Christian faith whilst expecting and encouraging sensitivity to the beliefs and convictions of others, seeing this sensitivity as a cornerstone of spiritual and moral development.</p></li><li><p>To improve communication at all levels because we believe in openness and consultation.</p></li><li><p>To provide continuity and progression in order to enable girls to make smooth transitions from each phase of education to the next.</p></li><li><p>To support and encourage every girl to achieve because of our conviction that each individual has ability.</p></li><li><p>To celebrate the achievements of individuals in all areas of school and community life.</p></li><li><p>To provide a challenging and supportive management with a well-structured staff development programme to enhance personal and team development.</p></li></ul>
Pipers Corner School
Phase: Independent Senior
No. of Pupils: 516
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