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Welcome from the Admissions team

Welcome to St Helen and St Katharine. We are 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 is 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.

Open Day

Our next school Open Day will take place on Saturday 5 October from 9.00am to 12.30pm. It is an excellent opportunity to discover all that is on offer 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. Your visit will include a tour of the School and subject-specific departments, and an address by the Headmistress.

After arriving at your designated time, you may stay on campus as long as you wish. The event will close at 12.30pm.

To help you plan your visit, you may like to consider the following timed sessions:
Headmistress’ Address – 10.00am and 11.30am
Sixth Form Forum (for those considering entry to our Sixth Form) – 10.30am to 11.15am

To reserve your place, please use the booking form below.

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Headmistress’ Breakfast

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. Parents are welcome to attend with or without their daughter.

The next Headmistress’ Breakfast events will take place on:

  • Thursday 20 June 2024 – all entry points – WAITLIST ONLY

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13+ Activities Afternoon

On Thursday 6 June we are inviting students in Year 6 who are considering St Helen’s for Year 9 in 2026, to our 13+ Activities Afternoon from 1.00pm to 4.00pm. Students will take part in a carousel of various fun activities, and parents are invited to join us for tea at the end of the afternoon and to hear all about the Year 9 curriculum at St Helen’s.

To book a place at this event, please complete the booking form below.

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Junior Open Doors Afternoon

On Tuesday 11 June from 1.30pm to 3.45pm we will be holding our Junior Department Open Doors event where visitors can discover the joys of life in Years 5 and 6 at St Helen and St Katharine, see Juniors lessons in action and hear from the Headmistress Mrs Dougall and from the Heads of the Junior Department. To book your place at this event, please complete the form below.

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Sixth Form Experience Day

Our Sixth Form Experience Day on Wednesday 19 June is open to students currently in Year 10 and considering St Helen’s for Sixth Form in 2025.

At this event prospective students will experience a day in the life of a St Helen’s Sixth Form student, taking part in taster A Level lessons of their choice and hearing more about the array of super- and extracurricular activities on offer.

Parents are invited to join their daughters at the end of the school day for a tour of the School followed by a panel discussion with Headmistress Mrs Dougall and senior members of staff involved in Sixth Form life.

To book your place at the Sixth Form Experience Day, please complete the form below.

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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 tour of the School and a meeting with a member of the Admissions team. It may also include a meeting with Headmistress Mrs Dougall on request. Meetings with the Headmistress can also take place virtually.

Please do get in touch with the Admissions team at or call 01235 530593 to arrange a visit.

Future open events

Bookings for the future events listed below will open in due course. To express early interest, please contact

Junior Department events (9+/10+ entry)

Lower School events (11+ entry)

Middle School events (13+ entry)

Sixth Form events (16+ entry)

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