Our Catholic Schools
We are blessed in having several Catholic
Schools in our Pastoral Area
St Amand’s Catholic Primary school is situated in
the village of East Hendred and serves the parishes
of Didcot, East Hendred and Wantage.
Telelphone: 01235 833342
Fax: 01235 861320
Out of hours telephone: 07518 029331
Our Lady’s Junior School, Abingdon
Our Lady’s Junior School in Abingdon is a
thriving and highly regarding independent day school
for boys and girls from the age of three. It is
located in pleasant grounds on the same site as our
Senior School and within walking distance of the
centre of Abingdon.
Almost all the Junior School pupils move on to
the Senior School at the age of 11. The School as a
whole was founded in 1860 by the Sisters of Mercy.
The School is now a charitable company.
Non-Catholics are warmly welcomed and are able to
participate fully in the religious life of the
School. As a Christian School, Our Lady’s Abingdon
aims to develop the individual talents of each
pupil, believing that every human being is created
to become a unique person with gifts that need to be
recognised and valued.
Our Lady’s Senior School, Abingdon
Our Lady’s Senior School in Abingdon is
a member of SHMIS (The Society of Heads) and
accepts boys and girls aged 11-18 years.
Although a relatively small school, it offers a
broad and balanced curriculum. Pupils take nine or
ten subjects at GCSE, while the Sixth Form programme
includes Modular A Levels as well as AS/A2 levels
and a well-planned Curriculum Enrichment Course.
Pupils achieve good examination results and almost
all go on to Higher Education. Out-of-School
activities complement the curriculum. A wide range
of clubs and societies is on offer and pupils
participate with success in both the Duke of
Edinburgh Award and Young Enterprise Scheme.
Building programmes over recent years have
provided excellent teaching facilities for subjects
across the curriculum. A spacious VI Form Centre and
a second computer room equipped for subject-specific
classes are recent additions and interactive
whiteboards have been installed in key areas of the
School. A major building programme was completed in
September 2006. This includes a new auditorium,
drama studio, science laboratory, exhibition and
reception area, teaching space and library/resource
We welcome any interest in the school, and
prospective pupils are invited to visit us and spend
a ‘taster’ day during which they can participate in
normal school activities.
St Edmund’s Catholic Primary School
St Edmund’s is a Catholic primary school for
children aged 3-11. The School, which serves of the
Parishes of Abingdon and North Hinksey as well as
Dalton Barracks in Shippon, has a thriving early
years class for 3-5 year olds.
We believe that parents are the first and most
important educators of their children. The staff and
governors of St Edmund's School therefore foster and encourage a partnership between home, school and the
Parish so that together we can help each child to
develop in a happy, secure, caring atmosphere.
Visits to the School are most welcome and help
from parishioners always appreciated. For more
information visit our website or call 01235
St Gregory the Great Catholic Secondary School
St Gregory the Great school initially opened on
two sites but has been on the Cricket Road site in
new £20m buildings since November 2007. It is your
Catholic Secondary school for for those living in
Oxford and South Oxfordshire. We know parents
consider numerous aspects when deciding where to
send their child for Year 7 so if you are in this
position please contact the school to arrange a
tour and meet staff and pupils. It is your school.
The Oratory Prep School
Catholic day and boarding school for both boys and
girls aged 3-13 years, situated at Goring Heath near
Reading - for information please see our website.