To help to instil a lifelong love of learning, we enrich the curriculum at St. Helen’s College in many ways.
All children enjoy termly day trips to castles, museums, gardens, educational centres and theatres. The older children (from Year 3 onwards) attend residential trips to Shortenills Environmental Centre, to Flatford Mill field study centre, to Kingswood on the Isle of Wight to study coastal erosion and for adventurous outdoor activities, and to Château de la Baudonniere in Normandy for a week of immersion in French language and culture.
Specialist tutors and speakers visit the school to provide workshops, activities and presentation, and Focus Days/Weeks allow individual subjects to be pursued in depth. Our annual STEAM Day gives pupils the opportunity to take part in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths workshops outside of the classroom, run by staff, parents and visiting specialists.
In addition, children are given many opportunities to develop their confidence in public speaking and performance, including regular class assemblies, theatrical productions and our annual Speech/Poetry Recitals and Singing Competitions.
- The Science of Learning
- Specialist and Team Teaching
- Assessment, Feedback and Reporting
- Challenge for All
- Subjects Taught
- Academic Enrichment
- Scholarships, Results and Destinations