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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 PHCSport "Sport this week - Tuesday - year 7 & 8 District Rounders. Thursday - year 10 rearranged District Rounders! Good luck to all (and to all performers in Little Shop at the end of the week!) ⚾️🎭"
Sun Jun 16 20:24

RT PHCBoarding "Huge thanks to our HolroydHowe chef, Millie, for single-handedly putting on a Greek feast for us this evening: kofta, dolmades, pitta, Greek salads, tzatziki and taramasalata. ευχαριστώ πολύ. Her first time doing this and it was a triumph! https://t.co/QRUx6uR1XU"
Sat Jun 15 19:28

RT PHCBoarding "Lots of happy boarders at #ThorpeParkOfficial today. https://t.co/l7T17qNvqb"
Sat Jun 15 15:58

RT PHCBoarding "Boarders’ outing to Thorpe Park today. Lots of joy and lots of activity! https://t.co/A7xDO4JkcY"
Sat Jun 15 11:13

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

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