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

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We are delighted to welcome you to St Helen and St Katharine. Read on to learn about the range of virtual open events and virtual individual visits that we offer. Please contact us with any questions on 01235 530593 or email


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Join us in Year 7

Virtual event, Wednesday 5 May 5pm

Are you considering secondary school choices for your daughter in 2022 or beyond? At this event we will give you an insight into all that is on offer at St Helen's in Year 7 onwards. You will hear from Headmistress Mrs Dougall and our Head of Lower School (Years 7 and 8) Mrs Taylor as well as other key members of staff and some students. This is an opportunity to find out about life in Year 7, academic subjects available, trips and visits, the wide range of extracurricular activities, our pastoral care - and how to apply for a place. There will also be a Q&A session for you to ask any questions you may have.

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Headmistress' Breakfasts

These are small open mornings 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 events will be held online. Please keep an eye on this page for any updates.

  • Tuesday 11 May 2021
  • Friday 25 June 2021

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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.

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Virtual Open Day

Our whole school Open Day was held on 3 October on an online platform. We invite you to explore everything on offer at St Helen's via the link below. Watch recordings of the live panel discussions, including the Headmistress in conversation with current students, and learn about academic subjects, extracurricular activities and much more through our wide array of videos.

The next whole school open day will be held on Saturday 2 October 2021. Details on how to book a place will be available in due course.


Sixth Form 

Individual virtual meetings with Head of Sixth Form

We are delighted to be able to offer the opportunity of a personal virtual meeting with Miss Doherty, Head of Sixth Form and Higher Education, for those candidates that may be considering Sixth Form entry in September 2021. Please contact our Admissions Office to request an appointment.

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A-level Options Open Evening

This virtual event took place on 8 October and is for prospective students and their parents to find out about our Sixth Form programme of study, including subjects available, course content and the opportunities for breadth and depth of study including the EPQ. Explore the event platform, watch the recorded panel discussion and find out what current students say about life in St Helen's Sixth Form.

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

Junior Department

We hosted a virtual Open Junior Department event on 15 October 2020, specifically focused on entry into Year 5 or Year 6. Don't worry if you missed it - we recorded the live panel where the Headmistress and the Head of Junior Department, joined by a student panel, explained all about life as a Junior student at St Helen's - there is even a live science mini experiment! Please contact our Admissions Office if you would like to see this or have any questions about applying joining our Junior Department.

Our next Junior Department specific event is scheduled in June 2021, details will be published here in due course. You can also sign up to attend a Headmistress Breakfast event which covers all entry points.

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