St Helen's College
Parkway, Hillingdon, Uxbridge, UB10 9JX, Middlesex
|Head||Mrs. Shirley Drummond|
|Co-ed Age Range||2-11|
|Number of pupils||383|
|Number of boys||193|
|Number of girls||190|
|Day fees per annum||£9,900 - £12,240|
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Nestled on the edge of Court Park in a quiet corner of Hillingdon, St. Helen's College is a family-run independent school for boys and girls aged 3 to 11, with a separate, thriving Kindergarten for boys and girls aged 2-3.
The school has a real family feel and has been described by inspectors as a 'haven of harmony'. Indeed, the most recent ISI quality inspection judged St. Helen's College outstanding, the quality of teaching excellent, the pupils' personal development outstanding and pupils' achievements, both academic and extra-curricular, excellent.
The report said: 'Pupils achieve high standards in academic work and a wide range of other activities. They are extremely successful in all aspects of learning…this is reflected in their success in entrance examinations both to maintained grammar and independent schools'.
The school's values and ethos set it apart. Led by the Head, Shirley Drummond, staff create a harmonious, loving environment, nurture the individual qualities of every pupil and ensure that children develop a lifelong love of learning, find out where their talents and interests lie, and leave school with traditional values and strength of character, ready to face the challenges of adult life with confidence, resilience and joy!
The children enjoy lessons taught by highly qualified specialist teachers right from the start, allowing them to study at a high level led by teachers with a real passion for their subject. There is also an extremely wide-ranging and quite unique range of 70+ co-curricular activities available, with superb music, drama and sports provision and clubs including cookery, gardening, yoga, taekwondo, ceramics, dance and many, many more.
The school benefits from specialist modern facilities and is strongly rooted in its local community, enjoying links with local churches, Brunel University and local theatres. The safe, loving, encouraging environment at St. Helen's College fosters excellent academic achievement and well-rounded, confident pupils. Inspectors noted, 'Pupils' personal development is outstanding, well supported by excellent pastoral care. The overall feeling is of a warm, friendly community where everyone knows each other and feels safe and secure'.
St. Helen's College operates a flexible year-round extended care provision, with Breakfast Club from 7.30 a.m. and after school care until 6.00 p.m. daily during term time, and Holiday Club running during school holidays to assist working parents.
Parents may register children for entry to the school at 2+ (Kindergarten) or 3+ (Nursery). This is an extremely popular school and early registration is advisable. Prospective parents may register online using the online registration form or by contacting the school using the details below.
'School at work' open mornings are held in October and April each year, at which current pupils conduct tours of the school and answer questions for prospective parents. The Head, Head of Lower School and Director of Admissions are available to answer questions and take registrations at these events.
Alternatively, prospective parents may book an individual tour one morning during term time by telephoning 01895 234371 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.