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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Visit us - virtual open events

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.


Virtual Open Day

  • Saturday 3 October 2020

This year our annual open day will be held virtually. Whilst this will certainly be a different experience than the norm, we are excited to provide students and parents at all entry points with an opportunity to discover St Helen’s. We hope you will gain a sense of the passion, enthusiasm and fun of our wonderful school and enjoy a virtual tour of our fantastic campus and facilities.Tune in to talks from the Headmistress, Admissions and pastoral teams, as well as students, and explore each academic department. 

If you would like to register to attend, please complete your details here. We will then contact you nearer the time with details on how to join the event on the day.

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.

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.

Sixth Form 

A-level Options Open Evening

  • Thursday 8 October

This event is for prospective students and their parents to find out about our Sixth Form programme of study, including subjects available, course contents and the opportunities for breadth and depth of study including the EPQ. The Head of Sixth Form, A-level subject leaders as well as current Sixth Form students will be providing information.

If you would like to register to attend, please book your place here. We will then contact you nearer the time with details on how to join the event on the day.

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.

Junior Department

Virtual Open Junior Department

  • Thursday 15 October

We will be holding a Virtual Open Junior Department event specifically focused on entry into Year 5 or Year 6 on Thursday 15 October 2020. For further information and to book your place please use the link below. 

Book your place