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Princess Helena College

In 2018 near 23% of A Level students achieved A*-A
Address: School Ln, Hitchin SG4
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Description Princess Helena College

  • Location: Preston, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
  • Founded: in 1820.
  • Educational programs: KS3, GCSE, A-Level
  • Age of students: 11 to 18 years
  • Type of education: separate (only girls)
  • Number of students: 200 people, 18 of them are foreign students, 40 people study at the boarding school.
  • Accommodation: boarding house (residence) or day-time form.

Princess Helena College is a well-known private school for girls, which accepts schoolchildren from 11 to 18 years of age (there is a boarding school and a full-time form). The total number of students reaches 200.

Princess Helena College was founded in 1820 as an educational institution for the daughters of officers participating in the wars of the Napoleonic era - this is one of the first women's schools in the UK. In 1873, the honorary "president" of the institution was named Princess Elena, the daughter of the legendary Queen Victoria, and since then the school bears her name, is under the special patronage of the royal family.

Princess Helena College is located at the distance approximately one and a half hours from London (up to an hour from Heathrow International Airport), in the cozy, quiet village of Preston, Hertfordshire, with a total campus of 73 hectares. The main building is a majestic old mansion, built in the XVIII century.

The main goal of the studying is the comprehensive development of the potential and capabilities of each girl in a cozy, comfortable and warm atmosphere. Graduates demonstrate independence and self-confidence, respect others and treat them with understanding and tolerance to someone else's point of view, they recognize themselves as full-fledged members of modern society. Pupils impress with their academic results, thanks to which, without special problems, they enter the selected universities, including the most prestigious and ratnked ones:

Excellent grades are largely due to the small classes and the balance of the Sixth Form programs: it helps teachers to more closely monitor academic progress, adjusting the curriculum if necessary. Each senior pupil has a personal mentor: he is always ready to help with valuable advice or recommendation, prepares the student for admission to the chosen institution, monitors her progress and involvement in extracurricular life.

Regularly the Independent Schools Inspectorate Commission checks Princess Helena College for compliance with high modern educational standards. The last check was carried out in 2013 and showed the following results:

  • "Good" score: academic successes of children, the quality of teaching and the childcare, working with parents, the level of education and boarding, the level of child upbringing and development, the quality of school management and safety
  • Excellent: the organization of extracurricular upbringing, the quality and organization of the curriculum.

Girls of any religion can study here, no confession is inculcated or imposed, traditional Christian values.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Princess Helena College

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
11-14
from 10 125 £ / term

Quick overview: an educational program of middle school is designed for international students and according to high standarts of British education.

The fairly extensive list of subjects to study:

  • Natural Sciences;
  • Drama and theater;
  • Music art;
  • English Language and Literature;
  • Career and citizenship;
  • Geography;
  • Art and Design;
  • The ability to print in a blind way;
  • History;
  • Physical Education and Sports;
  • Mathematics;
  • French;
  • Religion study;
  • Computer science;
  • German / Spanish.

Tuition fee already includes:

  • The educational program;
  • Accommodation and meals;
  • Laundry service;
  • Leisure, excursion and entertainment program (mainly on weekends).

Some options of the program are paid additionally:

  • Transfer in both directions (airport);
  • Registration fee;
  • Consular fee (paid at the embassy);
  • Deposit for tuition (refundable);
  • Air tickets in both directions.
     
Annual
14-16
from 10 125 £ / term

About the educational program: at this stage of secondary education, subjects and directions of the curriculum are divided into mandatory and optional. 

List of compulsory subjects for all students includes:

  • English Language and Literature;
  • Computer science;
  • Physical Education and Sports;
  • Mathematics;
  • The block of natural sciences (chemistry, physics and biology).

3-4 disciplines from the following list students choose for themselves:

  • Art and Design;
  • Spanish;
  • Basics of Business;
  • French;
  • Religion study;
  • German;
  • Dancing art;
  • History;
  • Geography;
  • Drama and theater;
  • Music art.

Tuition fee already includes:

  • The educational program;
  • Accommodation and meals;
  • Laundry service;
  • Leisure, excursion and entertainment program (mainly on weekends).

Some services are paid additionally:

  • Transfer in both directions (airport);
  • Registration fee;
  • Consular fee (paid at the embassy);
  • Deposit for tuition (refundable);
  • Air tickets in both directions.
Annual
16-18
from 10 125 £ / term

About the educational program: Sixth Form (12-13 grades) studies 4 subjects (first year) and only 3 of them in the second year. International students choose the subjects at own discretion. Student needs to focus not only on one's own interests and inclinations, but also the requirements of the future university or the specific character of the desired profession.

List of subjects to study:

  • Spanish;
  • Chemistry;
  • German;
  • History;
  • Biology;
  • Mathematics;
  • Art and Design;
  • Religion study;
  • Drama and theater;
  • Physics;
  • English literature;
  • Geography;
  • Physical Education and Sports;
  • Psychology;
  • Fundamentals of Economics;
  • French.

Tuition fee already includes:

  • The educational program;
  • Accommodation and meals;
  • Laundry service;
  • Leisure, excursion and entertainment program (mainly on weekends).

Some services are paid additionally:

  • Transfer in both directions (airport);
  • Registration fee;
  • Consular fee (paid at the embassy);
  • Deposit for tuition (refundable);
  • Air tickets in both directions.

Accommodation and food

All girls live in comfortable residences directly on campus. In addition to the bedrooms, there are laundry rooms, quiet and bright classes for studying, living rooms for general recreation, computer classes and music studios. In each house there are educators: they guarantee the complete safety of the pupils, monitor the order, discipline and cleanliness, help the girls in solving domestic problems.

Subjects, specialties

Subjects list: biology, chemistry, drama, economics, English, French, german language, history, Information Technology, maths, music, physical Culture, physics, physiology, Spanish

Events Princess Helena College

In their free time, students can spend time on sports and active recreation - for this on the campus there is everything you need. Among the most popular sports are the following:

  • Cross-country running
  • Netball
  • Polo
  • Athletics
  • Gymnastics
  • Rugby
  • Golf
  • Ice skating
  • Fencing
  • Horse riding
  • Football
  • Badminton
  • Jumping on the trampoline
  • Hockey
  • Basketball
  • Canoes
  • Squash
  • Martial arts
  • Cricket
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Swimming
  • Sailing
  • Lacrosse
  • Fitness
  • Dances.

There are many opportunities for intellectual, creative development - there are more than 80 clubs for interests, sections and studios:

  • Computer graphics
  • The debate
  • Painting
  • Model of the United Nations
  • Chess
  • Orchestra
  • Drama and theater
  • The club of young entrepreneurs
  • The environment
  • The natural sciences
  • Choreography
  • Music
  • Journalism
  • Philosophy
  • Art
  • International clubs
  • Chorus
  • Discussion
  • Yoga
  • Dancing
  • Shaping
  • Cooking.

Advantages

According to the results of 2018:

  • A-Level: 23% of students passed the exams for grades A-A*
  • GCSE: 44% of students wrote an A-A* test.

Equipment Princess Helena College

The campus is well equipped with everything necessary for effective learning and comfortable living, recreation and leisure. There are beautiful, bright auditoriums and comfortable residences, own library and sports  and art center,  modern computer class, spacious indoor pool. For sports and active recreation there is a dance studio, tennis courts and football fields, numerous sports grounds (basketball, squash, volleyball, badminton and others).

Term dates and fees

The tuition fee (per semester, full board) is:

  • 7-8 class = 8695 £
  • 9-13 class = 10496 £.

Pay attention to additional fees not included in the basic cost of the programs:

  • Registration fee
  • Deposit for reservation of the course
  • Tuition fee (the cost of one semester)
  • Additional lessons
  • Additional excursions and leisure activities
  • Transfer (calculated depending on the airport)
  • Custodianship
  • Medical insurance
  • Visa fees and services = from £ 100.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 150 GBP
  • Deposit for a course/programme 2000 GBP

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Princess Helena College is quite loyal to foreign students, but the requirements for applicants depend on the age of the student and on the level of education that he wants to receive.

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Recommendations on when to apply

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
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- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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