Penwortham Girls’ High School enjoys a unique status, as the only non-selective, non-fee paying girls’ school in Lancashire. We welcome girls of all abilities, interests and aptitudes, and pride ourselves on our long-standing reputation for academic success. We are a successful school because we have high expectations, promote learning for its own sake and provide every opportunity for personal growth and development. Importantly, we are specialists in girls’ education, providing a nurturing, supportive and challenging environment where girls excel.
At our school, traditional values meet with modern, innovative approaches to learning. We are a forward-thinking school that has invested considerably in new technology, ensuring that when they leave us, our pupils are fully equipped for the future. However, equally important are the qualities we instil in the girls. We have developed an environment that supports them as individuals, enabling them to progress to the next stage of their life equipped with a sense of achievement, maturity and self-confidence.
We also want pupils to leave us with wonderful memories and our extensive range of additional opportunities, both within and outside the classroom, allows girls to develop their individual characters and talents and to fulfil their dreams and aspirations.
As every Headteacher will tell you, a prospectus can give only a brief glimpse of school life and that you cannot fully appreciate a school until you visit it during a normal day. This is particularly true of our school, where visitors always comment on the friendly and happy atmosphere. Indeed, upon my own first visit, I was immediately impressed by its warmth and concern for the individual. For this reason, I would urge you to visit us during a working day to experience, first-hand, the ethos of our school.
I am immensely proud to be the Headteacher of a school with a proud past and such a promising future. I look forward to welcoming you.
Mrs Karen Pomeroy
Hi! My name is India, and I’m delighted to be appointed as Head Girl for the academic year 2023/2024. I have grown and excelled in the Penwortham Girls’ community, and it’s both an honour and a privilege to be given this role. Not only have I been pushed to achieve academically, but I have also had countless opportunities to express my creativity through performing arts and other artistic subjects. I hope to make my peers and teachers proud whilst in the role of Head Girl, and I hope to have a positive impact on every student at Penwortham Girls’ High School during my final year.
Deputy Head Girl
Hello! I’m Libby and I’m delighted to be appointed to the role of Deputy Head Girl at Penwortham Girls’. Since starting in Year 7, the school has provided me with so many great opportunities, and I am really looking forward to helping the school to continue to provide these opportunities for future generations of students. PGHS is a school which pushes its students to be their very best and nutures them both academically and as individuals. Our school is a lovely community to be a part of, which has really helped me grow and challenge myself into becoming a confident, hard-working student. I can’t wait to work alongside my peers and make our school even better!
Together, we would love to further promote our core school values and be ambassadors for Penwortham Girls’, both in school and beyond. We believe PGHS is an exceptional school, and we are so excited to take on the roles of Head Girl and Deputy Head Girl.
Student Leadership Team:
Hello, my name is Maryam and I represent Environment on the Student Leadership Team. I work with Mr Ward, and our current priorities are to install recycling bins around school to reduce the amount of waste we produce. We are also hoping to create a wild meadow on the field, to attract animals and wildlife.
Hello, my name is Grace, and I am honoured to be part of the Student Leadership Team and to have the responsibility for the Teaching and Learning Council. My role in the school, is to revisit the learning charter with Mrs Woodhouse and discuss how it can be changed to be more fun, interactive, and better for all pupils. Everyone learns differently, so if the learning charter is only suitable for a certain group of learners it will be harder for others to understand! My plans for this year are to create more interactive tasks and game sites available, to create pupil surveys on how they feel subjects can be improved and act upon requests and to have a pupil newspaper at the end of the year to highlight the year and our successes.
Hi, my name is Rebecca and I represent the Creative Minds council alongside Mrs. Cattanach. I believe that creative minds is important as it gets the students participating in the more exciting opportunities within school whilst still having the educational benefit with each activity. My aims for this year within creative minds is to plan more form competitions and activities to allow students to be even more creative!
My name is Tilly and I am a member of the Student Leadership Team, my main area of focus is Revision for All. I am working with Mrs Sweeney to promote revision techniques. One of our aims is to help the younger years find effective methods of revision so that by Year 11 they have mastered these skills.
Hi, my name is Maarya and I am the leader of the Respect Council working alongside Mrs Hall. Our aim is to make everyone feel safe and respected in our school community. We want to hear pupil’s voices and make everyone feel heard. At the moment, we are working on the period poverty project and giving away free sanitary products every Tuesday. We want pupils to not shy away from addressing these topics. We also have many other weeks coming up in school such as empathy week. If you have any ideas, concerns or questions please come and talk to me.
Hi, my name is Isla and I lead the Happy Minds Council. My main aim is to ensure there continues to be no stigma around mental health in school, and to help every student to feel comfortable talking about it. I want our new Year 7’s to have the best support system for their wellbeing in school, and to know how they can help and support their friends if needed. I plan to promote good mental health amongst all our students alongside my Senior Leadership Team link, Mr Ramsdale.
New Student Leadership Team: (April 2023)
We would like to proudly introduce you to our new Student Leadership Team. As Year 11 become increasingly focussed on their forthcoming examinations, students in Year 10, after a rigorous application process, now take over this responsibility. There were many applications for the eight positions on the Student Leadership Team and sadly we cannot appoint them all. The students who took the opportunity to apply all did so with incredible maturity and reading their applications was truly humbling.
Hello, I’m India and I work alongside Mrs Cattanach to promote the Creative Minds Council. We work with students from each year group to curate the creative events and festivals around the school. We hope to work towards encouraging creative participation from students in and out of lessons with events such as the Performing Arts Festival at the end of the year.
Hi, I am Francesca. I am part of the Student Leadership Team and I lead the Respect Council working alongside Mrs Hall. I aim to ensure that the school is a safe and welcoming place for all by tackling issues such as respect and equality.
Hi, I’m Mya and I work alongside Mrs Woodhouse in the Student Leadership Team on the Teaching and Learning action team. We work with Year 8 and I look forward to implementing ideas, giving students the best learning resources to achieve their full potential. It’s important for the students to be provided with best curricular in order to thrive.
Hello, My name is Jennah and I am the representative for the participation sector. I work alongside Mrs Honeyman to promote participation within the extra-curricular commitments and encourage students to partake in as much as possible in order to get the most out of their time here at PGHS!
Hi, My name is Vanika and I’m working with Mrs Sweeney to find new efficient ways for students to revise and make this easier. We help students by giving them different methods to revise so that they can find the best way for them. We are aware revision can be daunting and want to make it simpler for everyone.
Hello, I am Fatima-Zahra and I am the Head of the Charity section of the Student Leadership Team. I work alongside Mr Herbert to promote and support a variety of charities and to build a greater awareness of the importance of charity and volunteer work in school. I hope to form great connections with a range of charities and as a school I hope to have a positive impact on our school and local community. I am also a member of a variety of charity organisations outside of school. I hope I can use my knowledge and experiences to build even greater respect and equality at PGHS.
I am Libby and I am working with Mr Ramsdale on the Happy Minds Council. At the moment, we are making plans to celebrate Mental Health Awareness week in May. The Student Leadership Team are also working collectively to plan for the King’s Coronation and my role within that is to plan competitions for each year group.
Hi, I’m Maisie and I work with Mr Ward on the Environment Council. We work with Y9 promoting working together towards creating a better environment in school.