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Open Morning: Saturday 1st October 2016

Our Open Morning will be held on Saturday 1st October 2016 from 9.30am – 1.00pm. We would like to invite you to join us at this informative…

Weekly News Bulletin: 3 October 2016

Governors’ Parents’ Forum – Tuesday 4th October 2016 Parents are invited to attend a Governors’ Parents’ Forum on Tuesday 4th October 2016 at 6.00pm in…

Welcome from the Headteacher


As Headteacher, I am committed to providing our students with a first-class educational experience.  You and your child will be our partners in valuing, encouraging and ensuring their success within a climate of high expectations.

You can experience our passion for learning by visiting the school and meeting the team: our students, staff and governors.  The information on this website can only provide a glimpse into The Helena Romanes School experience, please do come and see for yourselves.

Simon Knight B.Ed. (Hons), MA

Events Calendar

Monday 26 September 2016: WEEK A

Friday 30 September 2016
Year 12 Art trip to the National Gallery, London
1.25pm: Early school closure for students
7.30pm: Jack Petchey Awards Presentation Ceremony – Foakes Hall

Saturday 1 October 2016

Monday 3 October 2016: WEEK B

Monday 3 October 2016
Year 11 exams until 14th

Tuesday 4 October 2016
Year 6 Coffee Morning
World Challenge Information Evening
6.00pm: Governors’ Parents’ Forum

Wednesday 5 October 2016
Year 6 Coffee Morning

Thursday 6 October 2016
Year 12 & 13 Settling In Evening

Friday 7 October 2016
Year 6 Coffee Morning
Year 11 Post 16 talks – assembly and in to Period 1

Sports Fixtures

Wednesday 5 October 2016
U18 Bishop’s Stortford & District Hockey vs. Leventhorpe (Away)
U16 NWE Netball Tournament (Home)

Listen to what our students have to say

Moving to Secondary School is like nothing I had ever experienced before.  At primary school, I had one teacher and one classroom.  Now I have a timetable with different subjects taught by many teachers in a variety of classrooms.  I have to be responsible to get to the right classrooms at the right time and have the correct equipment for each lesson.  This was very daunting at first, but after a few weeks it became second nature and now I love all of the different classrooms and teachers because it is so invigorating and different. Whichever subjects interest you, I am sure you will find something at HRS to inspire you.

Isabelle, Year 9

The school is really good – it feels big when you start but you soon get to know your way around.  HRS helps you prepare well for your future – whatever it may be.  You can see the Careers Advisor if you need help choosing your options.  My favourite subjects are Maths, ICT, Spanish and Design and Technology. There are many different extra-curricular clubs available.  I took part in the Great British Space Dinner competition.  We use the Learning Zone for homework and can take on-line quizzes on the books we have read.

Ben, Year 10