Welcome from Mr Simon Underdown Headteacher



Welcome to Plymouth High School for Girls.

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Plymouth High School for Girls.  We are a selective grammar school and teach very able and highly motivated young people and I consider myself fortunate to be the Headteacher.   At Plymouth High, we are all determined to help our students achieve the highest possible academic outcomes within a supportive and happy environment.  Our students and staff are ambitious and enthusiastic; students enjoy their learning and treat each other with kindness and compassion.  It is a privilege to be able to work with them. 

At Plymouth High, we aim to create the kind of environment which allows for personal development, happiness and academic achievement to go hand in hand.  We want our students to look forward to coming to school, to participate actively in lessons, to stretch themselves and to have fun.  We want them to feel successful, to continue to grow in confidence and to be proud of who they are.  

We provide a high quality learning experience at our school; teachers are experienced, dedicated and possess a real passion for teaching lessons that have the students engaged and interested.  Our teachers really do want the very best for their students. 

There is a wonderfully diverse range of opportunities outside of the classroom for Plymouth High students to get involved in. We have something for everyone and encourage our students to try new things and to collaborate.  Whilst we celebrate individual achievements, we also foster teamwork, pulling together and enjoying successes as a group.  

Many things have changed since our opening in 1874, but our school motto, Non scholae sed vitae discimus (For life not school we learn), is as important to us today as it ever was,

I do hope that you find our website interesting, but if you would like to see our school for yourself, please do get in touch to arrange a visit.

Simon Underdown