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.
PHC has been both my school and my home ever since I first joined as a weekly boarder in Year 7.
I'm absolutely thrilled to call myself Head Girl and I look forward to working closely with the rest of the prefect team to lead PHC through this upcoming academic year.
Princess Helena College has been rated "Outstanding" in a recent inspection.
Ofsted currently inspects the pastoral and boarding aspects of independent schools and gave Princess Helena College an overall rating of ‘Outstanding', as well as ‘Outstanding' in each of the five individual areas, which is not common.
We aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum through well taught lessons in modern facilities within a happy, safe and caring environment for girls of a range of abilities.
We will inspire, encourage and assist every girl to:
Type of School
Founded in 1820, we are one of England's oldest academic girls' schools. We welcome day girls, flexi boarders, weekly boarders and full boarders from age 11 to 18. We are proud of the warmth of our community and of the way in which day girls and boarders live and work successfully together.