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St Helen's School

Eastbury Road, Northwood, Middlesex, London, England HA6 3AS
Tel: +44 (0) 1923 843210

Private School (Fee Paying) Girls 3 - 18 Years Day

Our students will be brave and true, ever intellectually curious. They will believe they can do anything. They will want to explore how they can best interact with the world around them and make a difference for the better in their own way. They will be ready for whatever the future brings.

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Word From The Head

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Alice Lucas


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

Open Days, Visits & Events

21-09-2024 - Prep School Open Morning

You will hear from our Head and meet senior staff, including our Head of Prep School, who can discuss the broad range of subjects and extensive co-curricular activities we offer, and share our ambitions for our students and school. You will also meet current students, who will be delighted to share their experiences with you.

21-09-2024 - Senior School Open Morning

You will hear from our Head and meet senior staff, including our Head of Prep School, who can discuss the broad range of subjects and extensive co-curricular activities we offer, and share our ambitions for our students and school. You will also meet current students, who will be delighted to share their experiences with you.

26-09-2024 - Into the Sixth

You will hear from our Head and meet senior staff, including our Head of Prep School, who can discuss the broad range of subjects and extensive co-curricular activities we offer, and share our ambitions for our students and school. You will also meet current students, who will be delighted to share their experiences with you.

06-11-2024 - Prep School In Action Open Morning

WEDNESDAY 6 NOVEMBER 2024
9.00AM – 12.30PM
Join us at our Prep School in Action Open Morning.

Tour bookings at 9.00am, 10.00am and 11am
Meet our Head of Prep School, Senior Staff and our Admissions team.
Take a guided tour with our pupils who will share their experiences and insights of life at St Helen’s.
Visit our state-of-the-art facilities

06-11-2024 - Senior School In Action Open Morning

WEDNESDAY 6 NOVEMBER 2024
9.00AM – 12.30PM
Join us at our Senior School in Action Open Morning.

Tour bookings at 9.00am, 10.00am and 11am
Meet our Head, Senior Staff and our Admissions team.
Take a guided tour with our pupils who will share their experiences and insights of life at St Helen’s.
Visit our state-of-the-art facilities

What We Offer

  • A Level - Advanced Level Examinations
  • GCSE - General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • IGCSE - International General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • LAMDA - London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
  • Business studies
  • Classics
  • Design Technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Economics
  • Government/Politics
  • ICT
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Psychology
  • Ancient Greek
  • Chinese - Mandarin
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Cross-Country
  • Fitness Training
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Adventure Training
  • Ballet
  • Cadets
  • Chess
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • First Aid/Life Savers
  • Language Club
  • Public Speaking
  • Rainbows
  • Skiing
  • Young Enterprise
  • Hearing Impairment (HI)
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Epilepsy
  • Aspergers Syndrome (AS)
  • Autistic Spectrum of Disorder (ASD)
  • Delicate/Medical Conditions
  • After School Club
  • Armed Forces Children
  • Before School Club
  • Diplomatic Children
  • Expatriate Children
  • Gifted Children
  • International Students
  • School Bus Service
  • Special Diets

Admissions

  • Entry test or exam
  • Interview
  • Report from previous school
  • Academic
  • Armed forces discounts or bursaries
  • Drama
  • Financial Assistance
  • Music
  • Sixth Form
  • All denominations welcome
  • Christian
  • English

    Age Range & Fees

    Age Range3 to 18
    Annual Day Fees *£17187 to £21468
    Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
    Annual Full Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
    * Currency: GB Pound

    Number Of Pupils

    0Day1154
    0Full Boarding0
    0Weekly Boarding0
    0Total1154
    Boys Girls

    Number Of Staff

    Full-time: 171
    Part-time: 107

    % Pupils Gaining
    GCSE/IGCSE Passes 5 - 9

    % Pupils Gaining
    A Level Grades A – C

    % Pupils Going
    To University

    School Reviews

    Libby, Head Girl 2022-23


    At St Helen's, girls discover new and exciting ideas, and find out what truly drives them.  

    Veronika, Parent


    Disabled kids do not normally get to experience a holiday on their own-independence. PHAB week is amazing just for that reason alone. WHat you do is pure magic for disabled kids but also a well needed and hugely appreciated break for their families.