About the School

St Helen and St Katharine is an independent day school which is one of the leading girls’ schools in the UK. SHSK adopts flipped classroom teaching that lessons are based around dialogue and debate, with preparation and reading being done outside the classroom. This encourages students to express their views and gain the confidence to form their own opinions.

In Sixth Form, students are taught in engaging small groups. They also join up with Abingdon School, a leading boys’ school nearby, for some A-level subjects and extracurricular opportunities, creating an enriching co-educational experience.

Notable alumni

Katreeya English, Thai singer and actress

Location: Oxfordshire
Age: 9-18
Gender: Girls
St Helen and St Katharine
St Helen and St Katharine

Exam Results and University Destinations

In 2021, at GCSE, 81% of the grades were 9-8 and 94.9% were 9-7. At A-Level, 47.4% of the grades were A*, 79.7% were A*-A, and 95.8% were A*-B, with a pass rate of 100%. 

In 2021, 4 leavers successfully went on to Oxbridge, including 2 going on to Cambridge and 2 going on to Oxford.

Extra-Curricular Activities

A wide range of sports, clubs and societies, music, arts, drama, educational visits and expeditions are available including Young Enterprise and the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme.


An extensive building programme has been carried out in the last decade in which many new facilities have been established including a Sports and Fitness Centre, a Performing Arts Centre, a refurbished refectory, a science centre, and a 3D Design Centre.

School Fees

£6,445 per term

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