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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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 events will be held online. Please keep an eye on this page for any updates.

  • Tuesday 11 May 2021
  • Friday 25 June 2021 - Fully Booked

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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. At this event we gave an insight into all that is on offer at St Helen's in Year 7 onwards. The Headmistress and Director of Students were joined by the Head Girl team, Head of Lower School and a Year 7 form tutor to discuss life in Year 7, academic subjects available, trips and visits, the wide range of extracurricular activities, our pastoral care, and how to apply for a place. Don't worry if you missed it, we recorded the live event.  Please contact our Admissions Office if you would like to see this or have any questions about applying for Year 7.

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Open Day

Our whole school Open Day was held on 3 October on an online platform and included live panel discussions, the Headmistress in conversation with students, information about academic subjects, extracurricular activities and much more.

The next whole school Open Day will be held on Saturday 2 October 2021. More details to follow soon.

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Virtual individual visits

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 individual visit appointment. These are currently being carried out virtually and will include a meeting with the Headmistress, which can then be followed up by a meeting with the Admissions team. Please contact our Admissions Office to request an appointment.

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Sixth Form 

Individual virtual meetings with Head of Sixth Form

We are delighted to be able to offer a personal virtual meeting with Miss Doherty, Head of Sixth Form and Higher Education, for those candidates that may be considering Sixth Form entry. Please contact our Admissions Office at to request an appointment.

A-level Options Open Evening

This virtual event took place on 8 October where prospective students and their parents could find out about our Sixth Form programme of study, including subjects available, course content and the opportunities for breadth and depth of study including the EPQ. 

The next A-level Options Open Evening will be held on Thursday 7 October 2021. Please keep an eye on this page for details.

Junior Department

Junior Department Open Event

Our next Junior Department specific event will be held on Tuesday 15 June 2021. More details to follow soon. 

Register your interest

We hosted a virtual Open Junior Department event on 15 October 2020, focused on entry into Year 5 or Year 6. Don't worry if you missed it - we recorded the live panel where the Headmistress and the Head of Junior Department, joined by a student panel, explained all about life as a Junior student at St Helen's - there is even a live science mini experiment! Please contact our Admissions Office if you would like to see this or have any questions about applying joining our Junior Department.

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