St Helen and St Katharine

Founded in 1903, St Helen and St Katharine is an independent day school for girls aged 9–18 in Abingdon, six miles south of Oxford. St Helen’s is a school for bright girls with enquiring minds, a place where success is celebrated but not revered. Our aim is to ensure that every student achieves success as she defines it, so that she can believe in herself, her talents and abilities, and feel prepared and equipped for life beyond school.

Faringdon Road
OX14 1BE

+44 (0)1235 520173

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ISC associations: GSA, AGBIS, ISBA, HMC

Religious affiliation: Church of England

Day/boarding type: Day

Gender profile: Girls only

Size: 716

St Helen and St Katharine fees:

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DfE reference number:
931 / 6096

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 9 to 18 (716)

Sixth Form: (189)

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We believe that one of our most important roles as a school is encouraging our students to do their best, rewarding their achievements and celebrating their individual talents, both academically and beyond the classroom. Our scholarship programme seeks to recognise excellence and potential across academic ability, music, art, drama and sport. Our scholarship programme is not subject to means testing and varies in duration and value.


Opening access for families who would not otherwise be able to afford school fees has always been central to our ethos. If a student has the ability, imagination and drive to grasp the opportunities on offer at St Helen’s we would like to give her that chance. We offer means-tested bursaries from 20–100% of fees from Year 7, as well as transformational bursaries at A Level.

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Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • Academic scholarships
  • All Rounder awards
  • Art scholarships
  • Drama scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils

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