PIE is Putney High School’s platform for speakers from a diverse range of backgrounds and industries, to share their life lessons and experiences with the students. Pupils get the opportunity to understand subjects from unique perspectives, to think about their future careers and to challenge themselves with intellectual debates and new ideas.

PIE talks are open to all Senior School and Sixth Form students, taking place at lunch time. Recent speakers have included milliner Philip Treacy, Baroness Dido Harding, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Jeremy Hunt and Putney alumnae, Aicha Mackenzie and Dr Sophy Antrobus.


The PIE+ lecture series invites prominent figures to take to the stage in our state-of-the-art Performing Arts Centre in front of an audience of students, staff, parents and members of the public. Guest speakers have included the philosopher A C Grayling and the renowned neurosurgeon Dr Henry Marsh CBE, who opened the series with his talk about his experiences working in the field of brain surgery, giving insight the complex and often flawed state of the human brain.


PIE2 is designed to push the boundaries of school education, to challenge perceived wisdoms and to explore new ideas. The entire Senior School is released from its timetable to engage in a truly alternative learning experience.

PIE2020-21 focused on Celebrating Diversity and Promoting Inclusion. The day saw students partake in a host of interesting and thought-provoking workshops and talks.

PIE2019-20 took on an environmental theme with our Breathe Conference.  Find out more about our Keynote speakers, Professor Sir David King and Broadcaster, Lucy Siegle.



BREATHE Conference 2019

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If you would like to express interest in giving a PIE or PIE+ talk, please contact us.

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