Reception: 01235 520173 or 07738 642415

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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13+ awards

Academic scholarships are awarded to external candidates following entrance assessments in November and scholarship interviews in the following February each year, application forms are not required.

Internal candidates are not required to submit an application form. Students who have displayed both a very high standard of academic achievement, effort and potential since joining St Helen’s and an interest in the extracurricular academic life of the school will be invited to attend a scholarship interview.

Scholarships in art, music and sport are available at 13+. All internal and external candidates must return application forms to the Admissions Office by November. In music, all candidates are auditioned and should currently be of Grade 6 standard in at least one instrument. In art, shortlisted candidates will be invited to school for an interview and skills assessment. In sport, applicants should be of a high level of performance (eg county representation or equivalent) in at least one of St Helen’s competitive or performance activities, candidates will be required to attend a skills assessment from which shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.

All Rounder awards are made to students of high academic ability who are likely to make a substantial contribution to the wider life of the school recognising sport, artistic and/or music potential. No formal application or assessment is required. All rounder awards are made at the discretion of the Headmistress.


13+ awards 2021



Application deadline

Assessment  / interview date

Information and application forms

Scholarship offers

Academic Entrance assessment application by 6 November 2020 

27 November 2020 - entrance assessment

Jan 2021 - interview for shortlisted candidates. Date to be confirmed


No application form required


Feb 2021
Art  Noon on 6 November 2020

18 November 2020 - Skills test by invitation

 Interview for shortlisted candidates w/c 1 February 2021


Application Form available shortly


Feb 2021
Music  Noon on 6 November 2020 Audition and interview w/c 1 February 2021 by invitation


Application Form available shortly

Feb 2021
Sport  Noon on 6 November 2020

20 November 2020 - workshop by invitation

 Interview for shortlisted candidates w/c 1 February 2021


Application Form available shortly

Feb 2021
All Rounder Awarded at Headmistress' discretion     Feb 2021