Welcome to St Helen’s

The girls are at the heart of all that we do here at St Helen’s. Every girl is valued and known, and able to enjoy the warm and lively atmosphere that makes this school such an exciting place to learn. Our students become the best version of themselves: happy, healthy and active; creative and flexible thinkers; caring, responsible and thoughtful young people.

We pride ourselves on exceptional teaching by specialists who are experts in how girls learn and develop. Exam results that will open doors to the ambitious university courses and careers that our students set their hearts on are an important part of the St Helen’s story. Just as important is that from the girl in nursery coming to ‘big’ school for the first time to the Year 7 girl about to become a teenager, everyone is encouraged to find out more, to work things out for herself, and to love learning. By taking risks and developing their imagination, the girls here learn to know and understand what they care about and have the confidence to go out into the world and live the lives they want to lead.

What happens outside the classroom is just as important. Our co-curricular programme means that each girl can discover her talents and her passions whilst having fun and finding out a lot about herself. Our pastoral care means that she will always have somewhere and someone to turn to – we understand that growing up can sometimes be confusing and when a sympathetic ear will make all the difference. That’s why girls leave St Helen’s with a calm inner confidence and also a sense of when others need an encouraging word – we are very proud of the kind-hearted and compassionate approach that is at the heart of our school life.

Our website will give you an introduction to what St Helen’s is about, but please do come and visit too so you can experience the School first hand and hear from the girls themselves what makes it so special.

I look forward to welcoming you to St Helen’s.

Mrs ALICE LUCAS, Headmistress