Reception: 01235 520173

Admissions: 01235 530593

Executive Assistant to the Headmistress: 01235 546502

Bursary: 01235 520657

Communications Office: 01235 546541

Joint Bus Service Co-ordinator: 01235 546565

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

How to find us

Junior Department

The Junior Department is a small, dedicated department consisting of one Year 5 class of up to sixteen and a Year 6 class of up to twenty four students. We are a friendly department that reflects the ethos of our senior school and we take great pride in helping girls develop into confident, enquiring, and enthusiastic St Helen’s students.

'From the first day I began to settle in and find my way around the school. As I go up the school I wish to make the most of all the opportunities and achieve big things!' – Year 5 student

Students in all year groups are organised into one of four Houses (Benedict, Duffield, Hayward and Paterson) for inter-House competitions and social activities. Named after women who have played a key role in the school’s history, they are led by staff Heads of House and offer leadership roles to the House Prefects. The House system offers opportunities for students from different years to spend more time together, develop skills such as teamwork and leadership and foster a sense of competition throughout the school.

We would love the opportunity to welcome you to our department and to show you the School. If you would like to arrange a visit please contact our Admissions Office.

Junior prospectus

Curriculum

Outside the classroom

Junior open events