Reception: 01235 520173

Admissions: 01235 530593

Executive Assistant to the Headmistress: 01235 546502

Bursary: 01235 520657

Joint Bus Service Co-ordinator: 01235 546565

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

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Upcoming events

Whole school Open Day

Our next Open Day is on Saturday 28 September. This is a lively and informal occasion with a range of events and displays as well as the opportunity to have a guided tour of the School and a talk by the Headmistress. If you would like further information about this event nearer the time, or simply to register interest in attending please complete your details here.

Headmistress' Breakfast

Headmistress' Breakfasts take place between December and June, arrival from 8.45-9.10am and finishing at approximately 10.30am. This is an opportunity to see the School 'in action' on a normal school day. We have a small group of families who join us for breakfast with the opportunity to talk with the Headmistress, Mrs Dougall, and senior staff. Families then have a tour of the School campus with a current Sixth Form student and Lower School student. This event is relevant to all entry points available at St Helen's. We have several Headmistress' Breakfasts throughout the year, other future dates include:?

  • Tuesday 10 December 2019
  • Friday 14 February 2020
  • Monday 9 March 2020
  • Thursday 23 April 2020
  • Tuesday 12 May 2020
  • Friday 19 June 2020

To register to attend a Headmistress Breakfast, please contact our Admissions Office.

Individual visit to the School

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 appointment with the Headmistress, to tour the School with one of our Sixth Form students and to meet with Admissions. Please contact our Admissions Office to request an appointment.

Sixth Form


A-level Options Open Evening

The next A-Level Options Open Evening will take place on Thursday 3 October 2019. This is an important event when prospective Sixth Form students and their parents join current Year 11 students and parents to find out about our Sixth Form programme of study. There will be an opportunity to meet the Head of Sixth Form as well as A-level subject teachers and current Sixth Form students, who will be on hand to discuss chosen subjects in more detail. 

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Junior Department Head's Breakfast

We will be holding a Head's Breakfast specifically focussed on entry into Years 5 or 6 on Friday 11 October.  Arrival from 8.45am-9.10am and finishing at approximately 10.30am. Further details will follow shortly. If you would like to provisionally book a space please use the link below.

Book here

If you have any queries regarding any admission events, please contact our Admissions Office.

How to apply