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

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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


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Open Day

We are delighted to invite you to our whole school Open Day on Saturday 1 October 2022. This is an excellent opportunity to discover all that is on offer at St Helen and St Katharine. Our departments will showcase their work in the classroom and beyond, and you will be able to meet students and staff.  This event is always busy, so we recommend that visitors indicate their preferred arrival time. Your visit will include a tour of the School and subject-specific departments, and an address by the Headmistress.  After arriving at your designated time, you may stay on campus as long as you wish. The event will close at 1.30pm.

To help you plan your visit, you may like to consider the following timed sessions:

Headmistress' Address - 10.30am, 11.45am and 1.00pm                                 

Sixth Form Forum - 10.45am to 11.30am

To reserve your place, please complete the form below.

Open Day Booking 


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:

  • Friday 16 September 2022 - Year 9 Entry Head's Breakfast
  • Thursday 13 October 2022 - Junior Department Head's Breakfast
  • Friday 4 November 2022 - all entry points

Click here to book

A Level Options Open Evening

For students considering joining our Sixth Form in 2023, our event on Tuesday 8 November 2022 will be an excellent opportunity to find out more about life in Sixth Form and studying A Levels at St Helen's.

The evening will include presentations from Headmistress Mrs Dougall and Mrs Darcy, Head of Sixth Form and Higher Education, as well as a tour of the school campus featuring our new Sixth Form Centre. Throughout the evening staff and students from each A Level subject will be available to discuss course details and answer questions. 

Booking for this event will open in September 2022.

Register your interest by emailing

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. Meetings with the Headmistress can also take place virtually.

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


Virtual Events

Join us in Year 7 Event 

On Wednesday 11 May 2022 we held a webinar for families considering St Helen’s for their daughter from Year 7. The Headmistress Mrs Dougall, the Head of Lower School Mrs Taylor and some students discussed life in Year 7, the curriculum, extracurricular activities and pastoral care – and how to apply for a place.

Please complete the booking form below to request a recording of the event.

Join us in Year 7



Last summer we held a series of virtual open events for parents and students considering St Helen's. Recordings of these informative and enjoyable sessions for the various entry points are available through the links below:

Virtual Open Day

Our latest virtual Open Day platform with fresh and exciting content, invites 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

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

The Junior Department

The Headmistress and Head of Junior Department, joined by a student panel, discuss life in Years 5 and 6 including the curriculum and extra-curricular activities, as well as our pastoral care. Click the link below to request the recording of the webinar. 

Request the recording