Reception: 01235 520173

Admissions: 01235 530593

Executive Assistant to the Headmistress: 01235 546502

Bursary: 01235 520657

Joint Bus Service Co-ordinator: 01235 546565

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

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Upcoming events

Whole school Open Day

Our next Open Day is on Saturday 28 September. This is a lively and informal occasion with a range of events and displays as well as the opportunity to have a guided tour of the School and a talk by the Headmistress. If you would like further information about this event nearer the time, or simply to register interest in attending please complete your details here.

Headmistress' Breakfast

Headmistress' Breakfasts take place between December and June, arrival from 8.45-9.10am and finishing at approximately 10.30am. This is an opportunity to see the School 'in action' on a normal school day. We have a small group of families who join us for breakfast with the opportunity to talk with the Headmistress, Mrs Dougall, and senior staff. Families then have a tour of the School campus with a current Sixth Form student and Lower School student. This event is relevant to all entry points available at St Helen's. We have several Headmistress' Breakfasts throughout the year, other future dates include:?

  • Monday 20 May 2019 - fully booked
  • Thursday 13 June 2019 - fully booked
  • Tuesday 10 December 2019
  • Friday 14 February 2020
  • Monday 9 March 2020
  • Thursday 23 April 2020

To register to attend a Headmistress Breakfast, please contact our Admissions Office.

Individual visit to the School

Ideally, your first visit to the School would be at our Open Day at least one year prior to entry, although we would encourage you to come along earlier - children of all ages are welcome. Following this visit, in the year prior to entry, you are invited to make an appointment with the Headmistress, to tour the School with one of our Sixth Form students and to meet with Admissions. Please contact our Admissions Office to request an appointment.

 


Sixth Form

Sixth Form Taster Day and Introduction to Sixth Form Evening

For girls interested in joining St Helen's Sixth Form in September 2020 there will be a Sixth Form Taster Day taking place on Tuesday 25 June 2019. Girls will join our current Year 10 students in a day of taster lessons and activities, giving them the opportunity to experience a day in the life of a St Helen's sixth former. 

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A-level Options Open Evening

The next A-Level Options Open Evening will take place in October 2019. This is an important event when prospective Sixth Form students and their parents join current Year 11 students and parents to find out about our Sixth Form programme of study. There will be an opportunity to meet the Head of Sixth Form as well as A-level subject teachers and current Sixth Form students, who will be on hand to discuss chosen subjects in more detail. Further information will be available nearer to the time.


Year 9

Year 9 (13+) Activities Afternoon

For girls interested in joining Year 9 at St Helen's in September 2020, we will be holding an activities afternoon on Friday 7 June 2019. The purpose of this event is for your daughter to find out more about St Helen's and to be able to spend time with teaching staff and students.

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Junior Department - Year 5 and 6

Junior Department Open Doors Afternoon

Our Junior Department Open Doors Afternoon takes place on Tuesday 11 June 2019, starting at 1.20pm and finishing at approximately 3.30pm. This event is ideal if you are considering either Year 5 or Year 6 entry for your daughter and wish to explore further what our Junior Department has to offer. The afternoon will start with a tour of the School campus with special emphasis on the areas relating to the Junior Department, followed by talks from the Headmistress and Head of Junior Department, with an opportunity to ask any questions you may have. During afternoon tea in the Old School Hall the doors will be open to the Junior Department classrooms and breakout space to allow you to observe current students enjoying typical curriculum activities. Your daughter is very welcome to attend the afternoon with you.

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Junior Department Head's Breakfast

We will be holding a Head's Breakfast specifically focussed on entry into Years 5 or 6 on Friday 11 October.  Arrival from 8.45am-9.10am and finishing at approximately 10.30am. Further details will follow shortly. If you would like to provisionally book a space please use the link below.

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If you have any queries regarding any admission events, please contact our Admissions Office.

 

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