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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 "Yesterday we had a couple of different outings. The highlight was to go and support one of our boarders as she performed in an outstanding production of Legally Blonde. Youth musical theatre at its best! The girls loved the experience. https://t.co/XIYDuPUjb2"
Sun Mar 24 08:53

RT PHCBoarding "Well done, Ebru! Or should that be おめでとうございます! https://t.co/wa4PWB0ceI"
Sat Mar 23 17:11

RT PHCBoarding "A very useful thing to remember in life, helping our boarders to build resilience and be better prepared to face whatever life throws at them! https://t.co/esrz5O6DzE"
Thu Mar 21 21:51

RT PHCBoarding "We’re keeping our fingers crossed for Ebru’s beautiful embroidery, whilst admiring all of the finalists’ work. https://t.co/bZDDLCo9ef"
Thu Mar 21 21:46

How to Find Us


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

United Learning