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

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Welcome to St Helen and St Katharine. I’m delighted that you are considering us for your daughter’s education. Choosing the right school for your daughter can be one of the most important decisions you will make, and whether you are familiar with independent education or considering it for the first time, the Admissions team and I are here to help to advise and guide you through the process. Please do get in touch with us by email or phone with any queries or if you would like to talk through the admissions process, book a visit or request a prospectus. We are here to help and look forward to hearing from you.

Jane Herold, Registrar, tel 01235 530593


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Open Day

Due to the exceptional interest in Open Day only a limited number of spaces are now remaining and we would encourage booking as soon as possible. However we may be unable to allocate your first preference of timeslot.

On Saturday 2 October 2021 we will open our doors for our first whole school Open Day since 2019. Whether you are visiting us for the first time, or have had a look around before, this is an excellent opportunity to find out more about life at St Helen and St Katharine. Our departments will showcase their work in the classroom and beyond, and you will be able to meet students and staff. To manage the flow of visitors around the School we are operating a booking system. There are three timeslots available and each slot will include a tour of the School, visits to departments and the Headmistress' address. To book your place, please complete the form below. 

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Please note that pre-booking a timeslot is essential. Early booking is recommended because capacity will be limited for each timeslot. The event is subject to change according to government guidelines and will run according to restrictions in place at the time.

In addition to our in-school Open Day, we will be launching our virtual Open Day platform with new and exciting content produced by staff and students. Explore each department page to find out about the curriculum, extracurricular activities, trips and much more, or tune into the Headmistress’s address or our pastoral panel to find out all about our wonderful school. If you are unable to attend the Open Day in-person, this is a great alternative. You will be able to access the virtual platform on this page on Saturday 2 October. 

Whether attending our Open Day in person or virtually, we really hope you will get a sense of the passion, enthusiasm and fun that characterises St Helen’s.  

Family visits

Ideally, your first visit to the School would be at our Open Day at least one year prior to entry. Following this, families are warmly welcome to visit us for an individual appointment. Your visit will include a meeting with Headmistress Mrs Dougall, a tour of the School, and a meeting with the Registrar. Depending on government regulations in place at the time the meeting with the Headmistress can take place virtually. Please complete the form below to request a visit, and the Admissions team will be in touch with you soon.

Request a visit

Headmistress' Breakfasts

These are small open mornings, starting at 9.10am, where you will have the opportunity to hear Headmistress Mrs Dougall speak, take part in a question and answer session with members of senior staff and finally have a tour with one of our students.

The next Headmistress' Breakfast will take place in the Michaelmas Term. Please keep an eye on this page for any updates.


Junior Department

Open Junior Department

Join us at our Open Junior Department event on Thursday 14 October 2021 and discover the joys of Year 5 and 6 at St Helen and St Katharine. At this event you will have the opportunity to see some Junior Department lessons in action, to hear from Headmistress Mrs Dougall and Acting Head of the Junior Department, Mrs Green and have a tour of the school with current students. Click the link below to book your place, and if you have any questions please do get in touch with the Admissions team at

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On Thursday 17 June 2021 we held an online Junior Department Open Event. The Headmistress and Head of Junior Department, joined by a student panel, discussed life in Years 5 and 6 including the curriculum, extra-curricular activities, and trips on offer at St Helen's as well as our pastoral care. Click the link below to request the recording of the webinar. 

Request the recording

Lower School

Join us in Year 7

On Wednesday 5 May 2021 we held an event for those considering secondary school choices for their daughter in 2022 or beyond. The Headmistress and a panel of staff and students discussed life in Year 7, the curriculum, extracurricular activities, and pastoral care. Please complete the form below if you would like to see the recording of this event. You can also click here to watch the short film 'a day in the life of a Year 7'.

Request the recording

Sixth Form 

A-level Options Open Evening

On Thursday 7 October we will hold our A-level Options Open Evening for prospective students considering joining St Helen’s Sixth Form in 2022. The evening will include a tour of the school campus, a presentation from Headmistress Mrs Dougall and Heather Doherty, Head of Sixth Form and Higher Education. Throughout the evening, staff and students for each A-level subject will be available to discuss course detail and answer questions. In addition, each subject department will give a 10-minute talk on their subject. Book your place via the link below.

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Introduction to Sixth Form Evening

On Tuesday 29 June we held an event for those considering joining Sixth Form in 2022. The Headmistress, Head of Sixth Form, and a panel of current students discussed A Levels, extra-curricular opportunities, ethos and values. Please complete the form below if you would like to see the recording of this event.

Request the recording