Welcome from the Headmistress

Princess Helena College is an exceptional school with a strong identity and a long and distinguished history. Established in 1820 in London, the College is now located in a beautiful environment in 183 acres of Hertfordshire countryside. Our location enables easy access to London and the major airports, and our academic and extra curricular programmes are greatly enriched by this 

The school is a dynamic and exciting place to be; expectations are high and learning is fun. Academic success is a priority but we are not simply an exam factory; teachers are in the privileged position of developing the minds and characters of young women. We recognise that your daughter is unique and has her own strengths and talents. Our size means that every girl in the school is known personally by staff and friendships are formed across, as well as within, year groups. The quality of pastoral care is outstanding and is underpinned by the boarding ethos. All girls benefit from an extended day, wider opportunities and genuine sense of community whether they are full, weekly, flexi boarders or day girls.

Our aim is to give girls the skills they need to live their lives well - through building high self-esteem, enabling independent thinking and problem solving and allowing each one to find her own role in life sure of the positive contribution that she can make.

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

Jo-Anne Duncan

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    • Thursday 5 February 6.45 am: Light covering of snow overnight here in Preston.  PHC transport running and school open as usual. We do recommend all who drive to school, to use the Gosmore route from Hitchin. 

      7.30 am: Light snow shower falling in village - do drive carefully everyone.

    • Tonight is the annual Spring Concert, a formal occasion where girls perform solo and group pieces they have been working on during this term 2 hours ago
    • Another sporting event for today, years 7-10 netball teams are playing against @StFrancisHerts yesterday