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A Very Warm Welcome to PHC

PHC is an independent co-educational day and boarding school for pupils aged 11-18 years set in 100 acres of beautiful Hertfordshire countryside. Founded in 1820 by Princess Augusta and Mrs Sophia Williams we have had the privilege of Royal Patronage since 1838 when Queen Victoria became our Patron.  

We will celebrate our 200th year in 2020, and to mark this bicentenary we will be opening our doors to boys from September 2019, so that both boys and girls can enjoy and benefit from being educated here.


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PHC News

RT PHCBoarding "Looking forward to welcoming our boarding family back to PHC tomorrow afternoon - anytime after 3pm, with supper at 6.20 as usual. Safe travels! https://t.co/cj8lmJXtzs"
Mon Apr 22 18:38

RT PHCBoarding "Hoping that all of our boarders, families, guardians and friends are enjoying an excellent Easter weekend. https://t.co/EeIcTfI3im"
Sun Apr 21 18:09

RT PHCBoarding "One for our boarders’ watch list, no doubt. https://t.co/yq9lIv6Gzq"
Sun Apr 21 18:09

RT PHCBoarding "The last of our holiday guests left this afternoon. There’s now a lot of work to be done before the boarders return from 3pm on Tuesday, but we’ll be ready and waiting for them! Plus fresh paint and new furniture for more bedrooms as… https://t.co/SE4SC53IoC"
Sat Apr 20 18:09

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The school is part of United Learning. United Learning comprises: UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee. VAT number 834 8515 12.
Registered address: United Learning, Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB. Tel: 01832 864 444

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