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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 "Just wishing to clarify to families and guardians of all our boarders, although there will be no lessons on 6th May, for Bank Holiday, it is not an Exeat weekend. Boarders can stay here in the House for the three day weekend or choose to leave. For us it’s a …
Wed Apr 24 22:37

RT PHCBoarding "Welcome to the new term! Whilst we are welcoming new pupils and staff to PHC today, we are also celebrating Mrs Madden’s twenty-five years’ service to the school. Congratulations! (This very special cake was created especially for he… https://t.co/hFgi7LqflC"
Wed Apr 24 12:22

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

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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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