Princess Helena College is a boarding and day school for pupils aged 11-18. From September 2019 PHC will welcome boys into Years 7 and 12 as the start of our transition to becoming a fully coeducational school. The School is located in a beautiful environment in Hertfordshire and is an easy access to London and major airports.
Princess Helena College, an independent day and boarding school in Hertfordshire, is to join United Learning.
26th June 2018 — Princess Helena College, an independent day and boarding school in Hertfordshire, is to join United Learning. The Governing Body of the College, which currently educates girls aged 11-18, has also announced that, from September 2019, it will begin to accept boys in Year 7 and Year 12.
In an announcement to parents, pupils and staff, David Prosser, the College's Chair of Governors, said:
“Princess Helena College has a proud history which began in 1820. As we approach entering our third century as a school, we look forward to a confident and strong future. In joining United Learning we will be able to thrive alongside others within a group that shares our values and ethos, whilst enabling us to retain our own identity, character and local governance.
"In our discussions with United Learning much thought has been given and analysis done with regard to the school's future offer to families. United Learning concludes that the College needs to move to being a co-educational school. The Governors support that conclusion. From September 2019, therefore, we will gradually become co-educational by accepting boys in Year 7 and Year 12. In this way, every current pupil will be able to continue their education until the Sixth Form in a single sex environment.”
The College has also announced the appointment of Mrs Sarah Davis as its new Head. Mrs Davis, currently Senior Deputy Head at Bedford Modern School, will take up the post at Easter 2019.
Jon Coles, Chief Executive of United Learning, said:
“We are very pleased to welcome Princess Helena College into our group of schools and, together with the College's Governors, to have appointed Sarah Davis as its new Head. We have a thriving group of independent schools and we look forward to sharing the opportunities we can offer pupils and staff with everyone at Princess Helena College. Over the course of our discussions with them, we have been impressed by their ambition for their school and by their commitment to their pupils and their families.”
Princess Helena girls delighted with GCSE results.
Girls at Princess Helena College, Hitchin, are celebrating yet another set of excellent GCSE results today, with a 100% pass rate.
24th August 2017 — Girls at Princess Helena College, Hitchin, are celebrating yet another set of excellent GCSE results today, with a 100% pass rate.
Imuwahen Adoghe excelled with 10 A* grades and Lucy Bentall, Maria Cunningham, Gabrielle East-Newbury, Katie Marlow, Phoebe Morison and Leela Woolstencroft all achieved 9 A* and A grades. Leela commented: “I'm completely thrilled with my results today - I didn't expect to do so well in Maths and Computer Science but I've got an A* in both - I think I'm still a bit in shock! I'm so grateful to all my teachers who have supported me and I'm looking forward to carrying on in the Sixth Form at PHC".
Headmistress, Sue Wallace-Woodroffe said, “The Year 11 girls have done fantastically well to gain this marvellous set of GCSE grades, which reflects all their hard work and the commitment of our staff. I congratulate them on their achievements. They are now well placed to move on to their chosen A level courses and I look forward to seeing them flourish in the sixth form."
56% of grades were at A* - A and almost half the girls achieved 5 or more A* or A grades. 83% of grades were at A* - B and 97% at A* - C demonstrating how the College continues to surpass its performance in public examinations year on year.
With over 90% of girls achieving at least one grade higher across all their subjects than their CAT score predictions, and last week’s outstanding A levels, it has been a fantastic year of results at the College.
Notes to editor:
Picture 1: Girls looking at their results together. Anna Woodman (on the left), Katie Marlow (on the right)
Picture 2: Girls outside PHC delighted with their results. (First row from left to right) Isabel Haslam, Kate Pryor, Augusta Spicer, Emily Greene (Second row from left to right) Katie Marlow, Maria Cunningham and Georgina Atkinson.
Picture 3: Katie Marlow standing by PHC Heritage Wall pleased with her results.
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Outstanding A level results at Princess Helena College
A level results better year on year. Girls are celebrating their A level results at PHC.
21st August 2017 — Girls are celebrating their A level results at PHC today. Headmistress, Sue Wallace-Woodroffe said, "I congratulate our Year 13 girls on their successes. I’m delighted that the overall pass rate at grades A* - C has increased significantly year on year with some girls gaining 2 or 3 grades higher in all three subjects than their ability profile might have indicated. It is particularly pleasing to see girls of all abilities doing so well".
Despite being a small school by choice, a wide range of A Level subjects are offered and the results demonstrate excellent achievements across the breadth of the academic spectrum, with 100% A* grades achieved in Further Mathematics and 100% A* - B grades in Physics, Further Mathematics, Spanish, Art, Dance and Drama.
Mercury Lin and Isabelle Kerr excelled, with a clean sweep of A* and A grades. Mercury will be heading off to study Mathematics & Statistics and Isabelle plans to study Medicine after a gap year.
90% of the girls have gained a place at a university of their choice. Destination universities include the London School of Economics, Warwick, Nottingham, Bristol, Liverpool, Queen’s University Belfast, Oxford Brookes, The Royal Agricultural College and the University of the Arts London. Girls will be studying a wide range of subjects including Physics, Geography, History, Rural Land Management, Classical Studies, International Development, Social Anthropology, Sports Performance and Photography.