St Helen’s School – Northwood, London, UK

St Helen’s School was founded in 1899 as Northwood High School, later named St Helen’s School. The school opened with just 12 day-pupils and is now a through school for girls from Nursery to Year 13. It is a busy, exciting, creative, muddy, inspiring and fun place to be, where girls learn who they are and how to make the most of their talents and passions.

Academic high achievement at St Helen’s comes not from hot-house pressure but from encouraging girls to use their abilities to take risks, get things wrong as well as right, co-operate and be busy learning through play, co-curricular clubs and outside activity on the spacious and beautiful 21-acre site, conveniently located adjacent to Northwood Underground station on the Metropolitan Line. As a thriving through school, Prep girls are lucky enough to have access to amazing facilities such as a 25-metre swimming pool and comprehensive sports complex, a dance studio and a new School of Music. Housed in three buildings – two extended family homes for the youngest years and an amazing state-of-the-art building for Key Stage 2, and surrounded by green space, the Prep School at St Helen’s is an exciting place to be.

Northwood itself is a town of roughly 11,000 people on the northwest outskirts of the city of London. It is now the home of the UK’s armed forces HQ for the planning of overseas military operations and also a NATO regional command centre. It is served by the Metropolitan line of the London Underground. It developed post 1890 – there were only 115 houses in Northwood up to that time.

Please click on the class name below to see the animals that the school’s pupils have sent to be cared for at the Bowdleflodes’ zoo.  Please allow time for the animals to be admitted.  If the animal you are looking for is not there yet, please check back a little later.

The school’s own website can be found here.  The school’s page is here.  Click on the class name below to see their latest drawings.