Welcome from the Headmistress

Founded in 1820 as one of England’s first academic girls’ schools, Princess Helena College offers a vibrant and modern education. Set in magnificent grounds, the school is only 30 minutes from London and under an hour from Heathrow.

Our aim is to ensure that your daughter is given the best possible skills and qualifications to succeed in a competitive world, the strength of character to thrive under pressure and the self-belief to be a leader in the 21st Century.
Girls go on to leading universities and we regularly have students who gain places at Oxford, Cambridge, Central St Martin’s College of Art & Design and the Royal Colleges of Music. With small class sizes, highly qualified staff and a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities, girls are individually challenged and stretched in academic study and beyond. 

Set in 180 acres of rolling hills, fields and beautiful woodland, the inspirational surroundings enrich the girls’ educational experience. The proximity of the school to London allows the girls access to cultural experiences of the highest quality. 

Girls at PHC are nurtured and challenged within a supportive community, with boarding at its heart. 

All of us at Princess Helena College are proud of our school, its heritage, its strong identity and all that our pupils achieve.  


Sue Wallace-Woodroffe

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    • PHC warmly invite you to join us for our annual summer Hollywood ball to be held on Saturday 20 June. Tickets are available at £65 per person.  If you are interested in coming along for a fabulous evening to include a champagne reception, sumptuous 3 course dinner and dancing to Beestung Lips, please contact emadden@princesshelenacollege.co.uk or call 01462 432100 for an application form.