St. Helena School

St Helena School is a co-educational 11-16 secondary school with academy status, located in Colchester, Essex.  The school is situated opposite Colchester Institute and is of easy reach from both Colchester North and Colchester Town train stations.  It has 915 pupils and is part of The Sigma Trust.


Directions has been delivering Careers Information, Advice & Guidance at the school since 2016.





“St Helena relies on Directions to provide impartial careers advice and guidance, in line with Gatsby Benchmark requirements.

We have always been impressed by Laura’s dedication and commitment to supporting our young people.

Student feedback relating to one to one careers interviews with Laura has always been positive, with students stating that they feel well informed and prepared to consider post 16 options.

Without the backing of Directions, the St Helena Careers provision would not be as strong as it is, and for that we are thankful.”


Hollie Thorman
Careers Coordinator
St Helena School