St Helen & St Katharine

St Helen & St Katharine

Day Oxfordshire

St Helen and St Katharine is a leading independent day school for girls, situated in 22 acres on the edge of Abingdon. The 700 strong school consistently achieves excellent academic results, balanced by the importance placed on our broad extracurricular programme. Beyond the classroom there are outstanding opportunities to explore and extend wider interests, friendship groups and build confidence. It is this combination which embodies the ethos of the school.

Headmistress Mrs Rebecca Dougall
Year Founded N/A
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Inspection Report
Charity Commission

St Helen & St Katharine has a total of 719 pupils, with 177 pupils in the Sixth Form.

Day pupil fees are from £4915, per term.

719 Day Girls
(9- 18)

About St Helen & St Katharine

St Helen and St Katharine is located on the outskirts of Abingdon within easy reach of Oxford and surrounding villages. An extensive network of school buses, shared with Abingdon School and the Manor Preparatory School facilitates access from across the Thames Valley. The school is situated in 22 acres and includes extensive buildings and sports grounds. Most recent developments include a Performing Arts Centre with studio theatre, dance studio and extensive music rooms, a refurbished refectory and new Sports Centre with fitness suite.St Helen’s encourages girls to maintain a broad and balanced curriculum and all major academic subject choices are catered for, selected subjects taught jointly with Abingdon School in the Sixth Form. Sport is a key part of school life. Clubs and competitive teams at all age groups are involved in lacrosse, netball, hockey, athletics, tennis and rounders and there is also a wide range of recreational sports clubs available including dance, gymnastics, swimming, tai chi, sailing, fencing, trampoline, basketball, gym and football. The School has a very strong musical tradition. Over 400 music lessons take place each week in school and there are numerous orchestras, choirs and ensembles that cater for all abilities and achieve significant recognition and success in festivals and competitions. The drama department, based in the Performing Arts Centre, delivers a busy schedule of productions of the highest quality making it a popular and rewarding part of the extra-curricular programme as well as supporting significant success and I/GCSE and A level.


We run a three term year and the fees are the same across all year groups.

Scholarships & Bursaries


The Governors have made provision to award bursaries to girls in Year 7 and above whose parents could not otherwise afford the fees. Bursaries can be any value up to the full amount of the fee, and may include assistance with School bus travel. They are awarded to candidates whose performance in the entrance tests suggests academic merit and where the application satisfies the financial constraints dictated by the Governors, and at the Headmistress’ discretion. Bursaries are reviewed annually; they may increase or decrease according to circumstances.

How do I qualify for a bursary?

Bursary funds are limited and those judged most suitable will be given priority as those likely to gain most from the educational provision. Parents of registered candidates will be requested to complete an application form. The completed form and supporting papers should be returned to the Bursary Office at the School prior to taking the entrance assessment.

Admissions Process

Please contact our Registrar, Carole Bailey, for Admission Process details across the whole school and she will be happy to help T: 01235 530593  E:


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