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


Open Day

We are delighted to launch our virtual Open Day platform with fresh and exciting content, and invite you to discover the passion, enthusiasm and fun that characterises St Helen’s. Explore each department page to find out about the curriculum, extracurricular activities, trips and much more. You can also watch the Headmistress' address and our pastoral panel, as well as finding out about bursaries, buses and beyond. Click the link below to visit the platform.

Virtual Open Day

 Click here to view the programme from our in-school Open Day held on Saturday 2 October 2021.

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.

The next Headmistress' Breakfasts will take place on:

  • Tuesday 1 March 2022 FULL - Waitlist Only
  • Thursday 31 March 2022
  • Tuesday 10 May 2022

Click here to book

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 the Registrar and may also include a meeting with Headmistress Mrs Dougall. Depending on government regulations in place at the time the meeting with the Headmistress can take place virtually.

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


Sixth Form 

Virtual A-level Options Evening

Explore our virtual A-level Options Evening platform to learn about all the A-levels and St Katharine's Study options on offer at St Helen's. You can also find out about our new Sixth Form Centre, opportunities beyond the classroom, and support for your future through higher education, careers, and Alumnae services. Click the link below to enter the platform.

A-level options evening

Introduction to Sixth Form Evening

On Tuesday 29 June we held an event for those considering joining Sixth Form in 2022. The Headmistress, Head of Sixth Form, and a panel of current students discussed A-levels, extra-curricular opportunities, ethos and values. Please complete the form below if you would like to see the recording of this event.

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

Junior Department

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