Reception: 01235 520173

Admissions: 01235 530593

Executive Assistant to the Headmistress: 01235 546502

Bursary: 01235 520657

Joint Bus Service: 01235 546565

St Helen and St Katharine, Faringdon Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 1BE

How to find us

Entry into Years 5 and 6 (9+ and 10+)

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there may be changes to some of the admissions processes in order for us to be able to comply with  government guidelines in place at the time. All registered candidates will be notified of these changes.

Register for 2022 entry

Candidates should be registered at least one year prior to their entry date, although late applications may be acceptable. A registration form should be completed and returned to the Admissions Office with the appropriate fee. The closing date for registration for 2022 entry is 12 November 2021, however earlier registration is recommended. 

Once your daughter is registered you will automatically receive details about the assessments and the following information will be emailed to you at the appropriate time:

  • The date and information relating to the test
  • Assessment Application form
  • Reference form
  • Details of subjects to be tested
  • Fees form

Subsequently all registered candidates will be invited to a 'taster' day taking place in November in the year preceding entry.

Assessment day

All candidates will take a teacher-led assessment in mathematics and English. The assessment day for 2022 entry will be 29 January 2022. Places are allocated based on performance in the assessment, current Headteacher’s report and a short interview.


All candidates will be interviewed in the week following the entrance assessment, for 2022 entry.

Offers and accepting a place

Parents will be notified of the outcome of the assessment within ten days of the Assessment day. Parents are asked to accept the place as early as possible as there are important implications for girls on our waiting list.

Welcome to St Helen’s

After accepting a place girls are invited to the School on two occasions: one in June when they will have an afternoon of activities and a chance to meet their form and their form tutor, and one in September, the day before the beginning of term.

Moving up to the senior school

Students accepted into the Junior Department are assured of a place in St Helen's Year 7 at the appropriate time. They will take the St Helen’s assessment at 11+, not for the purpose of selection but for staff records and possible scholarships.

Junior prospectus

Register online

Registration form