The Lower School at St. Helen’s College consists of the Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception) and Year 1.
We are on a secluded, colourful and safe site and are a close-knit unit of just under 150 children and 26 staff.
We are very well staffed and have a basic ratio of 1:5 in Nursery, 1:8 in Reception and 1:12 in Year 1 with extra floating staff in all classes. This means that the children can make rapid progress in their learning, as well as having fun.
The Lower School is very much part of the whole school and we take part in all of the whole school events such as the annual Speech Competition, Sports Days and Subject Weeks.
Lower School children have specialist teachers from Nursery in Drama, Spanish, Music and Philosophy for Children.
'My child likes all of the staff in Nursery; they are welcoming and fun. The teacher organises her team and class very well and always has time for a chat if needed.' - A parent
The curriculum is very vibrant thanks to our dedicated and creative staff, who teach educational skills from the very beginning in a playful way. Teaching develops throughout the Foundation Stage to become more formal in Year 1. We have interactive whiteboards in every class, along with special computing and IT resources and weekly computing lessons, which help to make learning exciting for pupils. The Lower School has its own well-stocked library and wonderful outdoor play and discovery areas.
There are opportunities for the children to begin extra-curricular clubs from Nursery, including learning the violin, fife and 'cello, and we have Lower School Choir for pupils in Reception and Year 1.
We follow the Foundation Stage Curriculum and most children achieve the highest points on the Early Years Profile. This also means that parents can access the Early Years funding (Free Education Entitlement).
St. Helen's College Limited: a Private Limited Company
Registered office: Parkway, Hillingdon, Middlesex, UB10 9JX
Registered in England, Company Number: 02607729
Lower School: 01895 272967
Upper School: 01895 234371
Proprietors and Principals:
Dominic Crehan & Jill Crehan
Translate St Helen's College Website