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

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 tel 01235 530593 or email admission@shsk.org.uk


 

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.

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.


Headmistress' Breakfast

We are currently unable to confirm whether the following dates will be face-to-face or virtual events. Please keep an eye on this page for any updates.

  • Tuesday 23 February 2021
  • Thursday 25 March 2021
  • Tuesday 11 May 2021
  • Friday 25 June 2021

These are small open mornings where you will have the opportunity to hear Mrs Dougall, Headmistress speak, take part in a question and answer session with members of senior staff and finally have a tour with one of our students. Arrival time is between 8.45am and 9.10am and it will finish at approximately 10.30am

Please register to attend a Headmistress' Breakfast, by contacting our Admissions Office.


How to apply

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.

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.


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 contacting 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.