Reception: 01235 520173

Admissions: 01235 530593

Executive Assistant to the Headmistress: 01235 546502

Bursary: 01235 520657

Communications Office: 01235 546541

Joint Bus Service Co-ordinator: 01235 546565

St Helen and St Katharine, Faringdon Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 1BE

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About us

St Helen’s is one of the leading independent girls’ schools in the country. It is a school with a pacey atmosphere - there is always something going on. From the Junior Department and Lower School to Middle School and Sixth Form, we take great pride in inspiring and enabling our 730 students to develop into confident, enquiring and enthusiastic young women.

Our students achieve exceptional academic results through a broad and varied curriculum; separate sciences, modern and classical languages and the expressive arts. Our staff play a huge role in the development and wellbeing of each student. Stimulating and challenging teaching reaches beyond the curriculum, with lessons devoted to discussion and debate and independent thinking outside school.


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Junior Department

Lower School

Middle School

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Our Beyond programme incorporates sport, drama, music and over 100 other clubs and societies into the mainstream of the school day. Students are encouraged to give anything that interests them a go so that they flourish beyond their academic work.