Welcome from the Headteacher
I am delighted to welcome you to The Helena Romanes School and Sixth Form Centre.
At Helena Romanes, we are ambitious for our students and we offer them a rich and varied curriculum. Our students develop the skills, knowledge and understanding that enables them to move successfully into higher education, apprenticeships, training or employment.
While academic achievement is of crucial importance, we also ensure that we focus effectively on developing our students’ personal, social and creative skills. Our aim is that students leave Helena Romanes as successful, confident and considerate young adults.
We are very proud of our students. They are superb ambassadors for our school when they represent us locally, nationally and internationally, participating in our many and varied extra-curricular activities.
At Helena Romanes, we have a large team of well-qualified, dedicated staff who focus on supporting students’ progress and well-being. We work closely with parents, carers and the wider community to ensure we provide a well-coordinated approach to our students’ learning and development. The following information will provide an insight into life at our school, but this is no substitute for visiting us. We always offer a warm welcome to prospective students and their families.
Daniel Gee BA (Hons), MA, NPQH
Monday 11 November 2019: WEEK A
Friday 15 November 2019
3.30pm: school production rehearsal unit 4
Monday 18 November 2019: WEEK B
Tuesday 19 November 2019
3.20pm Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s award training
Wednesday 20 November 2019
Year 13 Travel and Tourism visit to Hatfield Forest
Thursday 21 November 2019
Year 9 to 13 Drama trip to The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
Friday 22 November 2019
Year 12 Geography visit to Stratford, London
3.30pm -6.30pm: School production Act 1 (Main Hall)
Thursday 14 November 2019
U14 BS&D hockey tournament
Monday 18 November 2019
U14 Essex Netball Schools’ Cup vs. St Martins (home)
@HelenaRomanes: HRS World Challenge training expedition. The highest point in the Peak District https://t.co/scrEbenm84(about 7 hours ago)
@HelenaRomanes: RT @HrsPe: Some great performances at the district cross country yesterday! Here are our medal winners! 🏆 If the dont look overly happy it…(about 1 day ago)
@HelenaRomanes: RT @dunmowbroadcast: Dunmow remembers: Community comes together to honour the fallen https://t.co/AEggA6QOA7(about 3 days ago)
@HelenaRomanes: RT @HrsPe: Huge result today for U16 Netball team. A great win against Passmores Academy in the second round of the Essex Schools Cup. Real…(about 3 days ago)
Listen to what our students have to say
I’m Lucy, the Head Girl. When I came to HRS in Year 7, I was shy, quiet and nervous. However, everyone was welcoming. All of the teachers are so supportive and friendly and have helped me to reach my full potential. My favourite thing about HRS is all of the extra-curricular sporting activities and opportunities that are offered. Thanks to the school, I’ve done things I never dreamt of doing!
I’m Oliver, the Head Boy. When I joined as a Year 7 student, I would never have believed that four years later I would be in the position I am. But that’s what is so good about HRS. The teachers recognise and develop your strengths and support you to make further improvements. This support gave me the assurance I needed to apply for the position of Head Boy. What is also great, is the range of extra-curricular activities which are offered here. These helped me to grow in confidence and make new friends.