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

How to find us

Visit us

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


Stay in touch


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.

 Please keep an eye on this page for any updates.

  • Friday 25 June 2021 - Fully Booked

Book your place

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.

Request a visit


Open Day

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

Register your interest


Junior Department

Junior Department Open Event

On Thursday 17 June 2021 we held an online Junior Department Open Event. The Headmistress and Head of Junior Department, joined by a student panel, discussed life in Years 5 and 6 including the curriculum, extra-curricular activities, and trips on offer at St Helen's as well as our pastoral care. Click the link below to request the recording of the webinar. 

Request the recording


Lower School

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. The Headmistress and a panel of staff and students discussed life in Year 7, the curriculum, extracurricular activities, and pastoral care. Please complete the form below if you would like to see the recording of this event. You can also click here to watch the short film 'a day in the life of a Year 7'.

Request the recording

Sixth Form 

Sixth Form Experience Day

Please note the format of this event may change to comply with COVID restrictions

Our next Sixth Form Experience Day, for prospective students in Year 10 considering joining Sixth Form in September 2022, will be held on Tuesday 29 June 2021 from 9:00am to 3:30pm. This is a really exciting opportunity to take part in A Level taster lessons, try out some extra-curricular activities, and hear about the plans for our new Sixth Form Centre. At the end of the day there will be an online meeting with Mrs Dougall and other senior staff members to learn more about the academic and pastoral aspects of Sixth Form life at St Helen’s. Click the link below to book your place.

Book your place

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

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