Princess Helena College

With a long and distinguished history dating back to 1820, Princess Helena College is an exceptional school. The College is set in a beautiful and pristine environment in 183 acres of Hertfordshire countryside, though the School’s origins are firmly rooted in London. Access to London and major airports is quick and easy, and the School’s academic and extracurricular programmes are greatly enriched by its ideal setting.

The School’s size ensures that every girl in the school is known personally by staff, and friendships are formed within as well as across year groups. Excellent pastoral care and a genuine community feel at the School ensures that girls thrive in the charming surroundings.

Stimulating study programmes and unique enrichment programme

All pupils are ably assisted to achieve their full potential through small class sizes, excellent teaching and additional support where necessary. A broad curriculum and an impressive range of subjects ensure that girls really are spoilt for choice. In Years 7–11, all girls benefit from regular individual meetings with their Head of Key Stage, while meetings with Academic Tutors in the sixth form ensure that targets are consistently met.

The academic curriculum is supported by SCITLLE (Serve, Create, Inspire, Thrive, Lead, Learn, Explore) enrichment programme which includes an exciting range of activities, clubs, visits and events. This project serves to ensure that girls’ become intellectually curious and value knowledge for its own sake.

Girls with high aspirations

Princess Helena College girls are encouraged to be themselves. They are characterised by their energy, commitment and laughter. The girls have high aspirations, mostly resulting from the encouragement and guidance coming from tutors and heads


‘Princess Helena College is indeed a wonderful place and I am proud to be Headmistress here.’

Mrs Jo-Anne Duncan


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