Student Leadership

Pupil voice and equity of opportunity are central to our ethos and values, and our dedicated Student Leadership teams represent Helena Romanes School, its pupils and their interests on a variety of levels.


Year 7 Ambassadors

Our team of Year 7 Ambassadors have an important role in establishing and strengthening our connections with the wider community, and in particular act as pupil liaisons between Helena Romanes School and our local Primary settings. 

Ambassadors are chosen by their Form Tutors, and reflect the high standards of the school. They are kind, caring, responsible and enjoy working as part of a team.

Our ambassadors volunteer to support Year 6 pupils at many of our open days and events, including the Science Forensic Masterclass for local Year 5 pupils. They also arrange craft activities for our Primary phase here at Helena Romanes.

Connecting with and support our local community is also a key responsibility of this role. Our pupils organise Christmas Card deliveries to local Care Homes and donations of gifts for disadvantaged families.


The ambassadors also author a termly newsletter for Primary Schools, sharing their experiences of Key Stage 3 and beyond.


Over the summer term of Year 10 the application window opens for Prefects. 

After applying with a letter demonstrating their commitment to the school, their vision for the roles and why they would be brilliant at the role; students are interviewed by the Head of Year 11 and one of the school's Assistant Headteachers. 

A range of aspects are taken into consideration including how well students demonstrate the school values.

The role is wide and varied, but some activities that Prefects undertake are:

  • Working with Year 7 tutor groups
  • Running and participating in student voice
  • Helping out with lunchtime clubs
  • Support Key Stage 3 students with reading and mentoring
  • Participating in the Anti Bullying group
  • Running school competitions 
  • Organising the Christmas Assembly

Being a Prefect is a privilege, these students make substantial contributions to the school community and are managed by the secondary phase Head Students as well as the Head of Year 11. 

Our Secondary LEaders

Secondary Head STUDENTS

Our Head Students, Maisie and Ellis, are excellent ambassadors for Helena Romanes School, and intrinsically represent the core values and strong ethos of our school.

Hello, I’m Maisie, one of the Head Students at HRS. For the four years I’ve been at this school, I’ve always felt well-supported. Having the opportunity to be a Head Student means I can give back to the school community and ensure other students are happy during their time here. Most importantly it means I can continue to create a positive environment where everyone feels safe to be truly themselves.
Hello, I'm Ellis, and I am a Head Student. Throughout my years at HRS I have always felt I have had both support and encouragement to always try my best in everything I do.  I am grateful for the variety of extra-curricular clubs on offer as they allowed me to better my social skills in Year 7 and learn about teamwork. Becoming Head Student means I am able to give back to the school community that has done so much for us over our school career.​​​​​



















our sixth form leaders


Our two Head Students, Oliver and Kristina represent the sixth form and the school as a whole. They support Mr Cooke in his role as Director of Sixth Form and acts as fantastic ambassadors for the school. Both students have been at HRS since Year 7 and are brilliant role models for students in our secondary phase. 

Hello, I'm Oliver, the Head Boy of HRS Sixth Form. Throughout my five years in the lower school, I really benefited from all the academic support and extracurricular opportunities offered, things I was pleased to find are just as extensive in the Sixth Form. This, along with the increased independence and confidence which the Sixth Form inspires, encouraged me to become Head Boy so that I could create further positive change and inclusivity, so that my experience of academic and social positivity would be felt by all students, and so that the school continued to be more than just a place to learn and study.
Hello, I’m Kristina, and I am the Head student at The Helena Romanes Sixth Form. I have been at Helena Romanes since year 7 and have always felt well supported throughout my whole time attending the School.It is a wonderful place to come and get involved with lessons, sports and meeting new people. My teachers are fantastic and have helped me to achieve my goal of attending University when I finish Year 13.

Although joining sixth form was a big step, everyone around me helped me feel much more at ease and this helped me to settle down nicely. Being head student at the sixth has meant I can give back to this school which has helped me in so many ways.