St Helen and St Katharine is a school for bright girls with enquiring minds, a place where success is celebrated but not revered. Our aim is to ensure that every student achieves success as she defines it, so that she can believe in herself, her talents and abilities, and feel prepared and equipped for life beyond school.
Our outstanding academic record makes us one of the leading girls’ schools in the country. Stimulating and challenging teaching reaches beyond the curriculum, enabling our students to become effective and independent learners. Our broad and varied extracurricular programme of 100+ clubs and activities also plays a central role within school life. We actively encourage students to give new things a go, to explore and extend interests and to make friends across age groups.
Students are admitted to the Junior Department at either 9+ or 10+ and to the senior school at 11+, 13+ and 16+. It may be possible to admit students into other years, enquiries should be made to the Admissions Office.
We run a three term year and the fees are the same across all year groups.
Scholarships & Bursaries
Scholarships are awarded to recognise excellence, ability and potential in one or more academic or extracurricular area. We offer a range of scholarships at 11+, 13+ and 16+ for academic ability, art, drama, music, sport and an all-rounder award. The financial value of awards is modest and they are not subject to means testing. Students may hold awards in more than one area (the second being of honorary rather than of financial value) but cannot hold two non-academic awards.
If a student has the ability, imagination and drive to grasp the opportunities on offer at St Helen’s, we would like to offer her that chance, regardless of the limitations of financial circumstance. The School offers means tested bursaries up to 100% of fees from Year 7. For full details of the admissions process, scholarships and bursaries, including the application process, please visit the Admissions section of our website www.shsk.org.uk.
Please contact our Registrar, Carole Bailey, for details about the admissions process.